Ryder switches to low-viscosity, high-efficiency engine oil

Ryder System has converted its bulk oil program over to a low-viscosity, high-efficiency engine oil. The company is now using 10W-30 oil in all lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicles as part of its regular preventive maintenance program.

By using the more efficient oil, Rydersaid customers will achieve up to a 1.5% improvement in fuel economy.  In addition, the move will translate into a collective reduction of almost 110,000 metric tons of carbon (CO2) emissions annually.

“As a leader in our industry, we have a unique opportunity and ability to improve cost efficiencies and reduce the environmental impacts of our operations, as well as those of the tens of thousands of customers we serve,” said Scott Perry, vice president of supply management and global fuel products.  “This initiative is the latest example of proactive steps we take to continually improve the performance and sustainability of our customers’ fleets.”

Ryder said it uses approximately three million gallons of engine oil in its operations each year.  Through the company’s automotive waste recycle and reuse program, it annually recycles approximately 3 million gallons of used oil, 100,000 million gallons of oily water, 12,000 drums of used oil filters, 47,000 gallons of solvent, and 100,000 automotive batteries.

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