Ryder named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for 2016

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Exclude From Home, Leasing
July 29, 2016

Natural GasFood Logistics’ annual “Top Green Providers” list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry.

The list offers logistics professionals a guide to the providers, manufacturers, and software and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers. Ryder’s inclusion on the list reflects the company’s leadership in providing thousands of our food and beverage customers – including the top 10 U.S. food and beverage companies according to FORTUNE – with a full menu of services including green transportation and logistics solutions to help them meet their sustainability goals.

Ryder is also the leader in natural gas vehicles (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 100 million miles of experience, 21 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,300 NGV-trained maintenance and support personnel. Ryder also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where we have partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.

“Fleets within the food and beverage industry continue to select Ryder’s NGV lease offering to mitigate many of the unknowns around uptime, maintenance, performance, fueling, and residual values,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “This latest recognition reinforces Ryder’s ongoing commitment to assist companies by engineering and operating their supply chains with lower costs, improved transportation efficiencies and reduce environmental impact. We are very pleased that Food Logistics has included us in the ‘Top Green Providers’ list for the fifth consecutive year as we will continue to be committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions and superior execution.”

Ryder offers customers source-to-shelf solutions for the food and beverage industry, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, customers can access our vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

“The 2016 Top Green Providers reached a new record high for applicants and recipients, confirming the importance of sustainability in the global food and beverage supply chain,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, supply chain network, at AC Business Media. “Our industry’s continued focus on environmental stewardship and the role that growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, retailers and others play is driving heightened awareness and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously boosting cost and energy efficiencies.”

Companies on this year’s “Top Green Providers” list will be profiled in the June 2016 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com


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