Ryder System announced that its bulk oil program was switching to low viscosity, high efficiency engine oil. Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.

The more efficient oil can enable Ryder customers up to a 1.5% improvement in fuel economy, according to the company, and save nearly 110,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

Ryder uses about 3 million gallons of engine oil in its operations each year. Through the company’s automotive waste recycle and reuse program, Ryder recycles 3 million gallons of used oil, 100 billion 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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Originally posted on Trucking Info