Ryder rolls out green tractors

Ryder System, Inc. has announced its RydeGreen line of tractors and trailers, designed to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

Ryder System, Inc. has announced its RydeGreen line of tractors and trailers, designed to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The company has partnered with Freightliner to offer two sleeper tractors, the Columbia and the Century, equipped with special features that have earned the SmartWay designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Trailer packages from Great Dane and Utility offer aerodynamic features and weight-saving options, the company added. Ryder also will provide online driver training programs through Ryder Pro-Tread.

“Ryder’s outsourced transportation solutions have historically extended the benefits of our environmental expertise, state-of-the-art maintenance practices, and access to the latest technology to maximize the performance and efficiency of customers’ transportation functions,” said Tony Tegnelia, president of Ryder’s U.S. fleet management solutions.

“With RydeGreen vehicles and Ryder Pro-Tread training programs, Ryder is making it even easier for customers of all sizes to comply with higher EPA ’07 emissions standards and improve the fuel efficiency of their fleets,” he added.

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