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Freightliner, Women In Trucking Association present 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking award

Freightliner Trucks and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently presented the ninth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Ruth Lopez, director of transportation management for Ryder System, Inc.

FedEx makes the largest commercial electric vehicle purchase in the U.S., continues the zero-emissions trend

In a groundbreaking decision, FedEx Corp. is expanding its fleet to include 1,000 new electric vehicles. The Chanje V8100 medium-duty electric panel vans will be operated by FedEx Express in commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in California. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder System.

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One fleet’s experience with driver-facing cameras

In last month’s issue of Fleet Equipment, we ran an article, “The pros and cons of driver-facing cameras,” which, as the name implies, went over the debate concerning spec’ing driver-facing cameras. On the one hand, they can be beneficial to the fleet in the event of a lawsuit after a collision, as well as in

To perform maintenance in-house or outsource? That is the question.

Historically, fleets have weighed the benefits of doing in-house maintenance versus outsourced maintenance. As equipment has become more sophisticated and complex, it has changed the decision-making process. Warranties and OEMs “We use Volvo trucks and we use Volvo dealers around the country because we have purchased extended warranty programs,” began Peter Nativo, director of maintenance

Ryder sets the electric vehicle stage

When Ryder System announced it would become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California-based medium-duty electric vehicle manufacturer, the message it sent was loud and clear. “Electric vehicle technology is advancing rapidly,” says Ryder Chief Technology and Procurement Officer Scott Perry. “The number of configurations is expanding, along with

Leasing alternative fuel trucks

“Ryder offers both compressed natural gas [CNG] and liquefied natural gas [LNG] heavy-duty vehicles for lease,” says Ryder’s Vice President of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products Scott Perry. “We have seen continued interest in utilizing CNG and LNG as a replacement for diesel technology, but the level of interest is suppressed compared to two years

Ryder opens Southeast California facility

Ryder System announced the grand opening of a new maintenance facility in California. The facility, located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is positioned inside one of the gateway cities of southeast Los Angeles County and provides commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for Ryder full service lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a

Breaking down the barriers of natural gas usage

New offerings point to the expanding use of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. “Next to the limited commercial fuel infrastructure, the biggest barrier to the broad adoption of natural gas vehicles is the initial cost of the technology,” said Dennis Cooke, president of global fleet management solutions at Ryder System. “Our new relationship with

Managing assets: Developing a leasing contract

Evaluating lease contracts, finding the right deal and the right mix of leasing and ownership for a fleet begins with questions: What is the best way to use available capital? What are my fleet’s costs for maintenance and ownership? What information do I need to make that determination? What are the benefits of leasing if