Atlanta-Journal Constitution renews Ryder contract

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Ryder System announced that The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — the largest daily newspaper in the Southeast with a daily circulation of more than 325,000 and Sunday circulation of nearly 500,000 — has renewed a three-year Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) transportation contract with Ryder.

Under the DCC contract, Ryder will manage delivery of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from its print facilities to its circulation distribution centers in the Atlanta metro area, providing a turnkey package that includes 50 vehicles, more than 80 drivers, fleet management, dock operations management and preventive and programmed maintenance for the equipment.

“Ryder has been a collaborative partner that continues to demonstrate superior service and leadership,” says Robert W. Eickhoff, senior vice president of operations for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’ve concluded that with Ryder, we can achieve a substantial improvement in transportation efficiencies.”

Ryder’s DCC service is a customized suite of transportation management services for the delivery of a customer’s products that optimizes its fleet operations and allows its management to be more focused on core business issues.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a publication that is recognized and respected nationwide,” says Rosario Rizzo, senior vice president and general manager for Dedicated Contract Carriage operations. “We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our partnership with AJC and use our supply chain management experience to help improve the efficiency of its transportation requirements.”

Ryder has business relationships with 75 newspapers nationally, including The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald and The Dallas Morning News.