Dunn-Edwards Paints selects Ryder

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Ryder System has announced it has been awarded a multiyear contract to provide full-service lease (FSL) and maintenance services for Dunn-Edwards Paints, one of the largest paint manufacturers in the United States.

“Dunn-Edwards needed a transportation solution that would improve customer service, drive safety compliance, and bring added efficiencies to its existing fleet by being able to address any short-term or emergency needs that may arise,” says John Faulkner, director of operations for Dunn-Edwards. “Ryder has been an industry leader for nearly 75 years, and we trust that they will help us service our customers every day by providing quality, reliable equipment that ensures our ability to deliver goods to our customers when they need it.”

Under the five-year contract, Ryder will provide Dunn-Edwards’ transportation operations with a FSL solution, providing a combined fleet of more than 140 tractors, trailers, stake beds and pickups to support outbound transportation of Dunn-Edwards’ products from three distribution centers — in Tempe, Ariz.; Los Angeles; and Albuquerque, N.M. — to more than 80 retail locations throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Ryder also will provide maintenance services for more than 50 trailers in Dunn-Edwards’ fleet.

Ryder’s FSL and maintenance offering is a customized transportation solution designed to provide customers with vehicles and a variety of support services, including emergency roadside assistance, preventive maintenance services, fueling, equipment evaluations and specification, fleet management reporting tools, administrative support and driver safety programs.

“Ryder is honored to have earned the opportunity to partner with an outstanding, reputable company like Dunn-Edwards,” says Tony Tegnelia, president of U.S. Fleet Management Solutions for Miami-based Ryder. “Ryder will help support Dunn-Edwards’ growth, dedication to customer service and safety, and future productivity objectives.”