Ryder Leases CNG Trucks to Eco-Friendly Dairy Farm in Florida
Ryder has signed a full-service lease agreement for three heavy-duty CNG trucks with M&B Products, a state-of-the-art eco-friendly dairy farm in Florida. The new CNG trucks will be maintained by Ryder at its service facility in Tampa, which is already engineered to meet the compliance requirements for natural gas.
M&B produces, manufactures, and packages fruit juices, milk, yogurt, and water in a variety of packages including cartons, cups, and pouches under an assortment of brand names. The company will use the new CNG vehicles to support its distribution fleet that services distributors in the South Florida region from Tampa to Miami.
“Adding natural gas heavy duty trucks to our delivery fleet aligns with our efforts to raise the bar on eco-friendly farming,” said M&B Products Transportation Consultant, Mike McGucken.
The natural gas vehicles are being made available through M&B Product’s participation in the Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate Program, funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate provides eligible applicants a rebate worth up to $25,000 on each vehicle for the cost of conversion or the incremental cost incurred by an applicant in connection with the conversion, purchase, or lease for a minimum term of five years.