GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater
Ruan focuses on utilizing cleaner fuel options, including compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas, biodiesel blends (primarily B20) and renewable hydrocarbon diesel. Since starting its CNG program in 2011, Ruan has operated more than 160 CNG trucks that have logged 100 million+ miles on natural gas power, including 80 million miles on renewable natural gas derived from cattle manure. The renewable natural gas has resulted in greenhouse gas reductions of 70,000+ metric tons and millions of pounds of CO2 emissions reductions. Ruan has recently retrofitted 10 CNG tractors with new ultra-low NOx engines for operation in California, running on renewable natural gas. Ruan has purchased well over 150 million gallons of biodiesel blends since 2014, resulting in CO2 emissions reductions in excess of 350,000 metric tons. Ruan purchases approximately 1 million gallons of renewable diesel annually. Overall, Ruan has made great strides in improving its MPG percentage, with an 11% increase over the past three years.
• Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT
Ruan has been a SmartWay member since 2014 and has been honored with the SmartWay Excellence Award numerous times. In addition, Ruan is one of only three for-hire transportation companies selected for the National Clean Fleets Partnership (NCFP) membership and participates in their Clean Cities annual study. The NCFP helps fleets implement strategies to advance alternative fuels and energy- ecient vehicle technologies.
Ryder facilities employ Lean methodologies that continually improve operating processes, maximize eciency, and minimize waste. For automotive waste, Ryder contracts vendors who recycle or refine and reuse most of its wastes, including nearly 3 million gallons of used oil from Ryder maintenance and fueling locations. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Ryder has received significant awards and recognition from customers, industry associations, and regulatory communities, such as the U.S. EPA SmartWay High Achiever Award (2020) and SmartWay Excellence Award (2013- 2014, 2017, 2021).
Ryder System www.ryder.com
Ryder invests in alternative fuel technology and other emerging
technologies that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. The company collaborates with electric vehicle manufacturers and companies providing charging infrastructure.
Saia LTL Freight www.saia.com
Saia LTL Freight reduces the impact its operations have on the environment through sustainable business practices, equipment optimization, and more. For instance, in 2021, Saia deployed its first zero-emission, all-electric tractors and launched five compressed natural gas tractors. Saia sits on Daimler Trucks North America’s Electric Vehicle Customer Council and
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