Ryder System said Eagle Distributing in Louisiana signed a deal to lease 23 compressed natural gas tractors.
The deal replaces almost all of Eagle’s existing diesel-powered delivery fleet, and Ryder said it is the first natural gas lease it has signed in Louisiana.
Eagle, an Anheuser-Busch distributor, said it made the switch as part of initiative to control fuel costs and reduce its carbon footprint.
The distributor said it also is exploring plans to build a natural gas fueling station near its headquarters in Shreveport.
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is ranked No. 10 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.