Ryder System announced that it has been selected by truckload carrier Freight Exchange of North America to provide onsite maintenance and trailer leasing. The Ryder On-Site Fleet Maintenance solution brings Ryder’s maintenance technology and expertise right to a customer’s location. Ryder On-Site is made to provide customers the advantages of Ryder’s professionally managed vehicle maintenance with the ease, convenience and reliability of onsite service. As part of the On-Site solution, F/X has agreed to lease 310 new trailers from Ryder.
The On-Site maintenance facility, staffed with professional technicians trained and managed by Ryder, is located at F/X’s freight terminal in El Paso, Texas. It is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and computerized maintenance scheduling and recordkeeping systems. The two-bay open-air facility will provide maintenance services for about 550 trailers, including the 310 newly leased trailers from Ryder. With a maintenance facility and staff onsite, Ryder says it is able to help F/X improve fleet performance and uptime, increase reliability and efficiency, and ensure safety and environmental compliance.
“Providing superior trucking service is F/X’s core competency, not maintenance,” says Todd Bennett, president of F/X. “Our customers rely on us to be responsive and flexible to their needs, and to deliver their products reliably – every load, every time. With Ryder’s leading maintenance expertise supporting our fleet, we can confidently deliver on our promises to customers and maintain our reputation for reliability and service.”
The 310 new trailers, leased from Ryder, will be used to support F/X’s delivery operations across the U.S. “We were looking to upgrade our fleet of trailers to support growth in our business,” says Bennett. “Ryder had the best package – from pricing to availability and maintenance. With a full-service lease solution and now maintenance onsite, we can better manage costs, reduce risk and focus our energy and resources on taking care of our customers.”
Ryder On-Site is suited for companies of all sizes and industries that need to maintain their fleets in the best possible condition, and need quick turnaround whenever service is required. Ryder currently operates more than 225 On-Site Fleet Maintenance facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada as part of its total service network of 800 facilities.
“F/X operates in a demanding industry and understands that having effective maintenance and a reliable fleet is critical to staying competitive,” says Dennis Cooke, president of Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “We appreciate that they trust us with managing this very important part of their business so they can focus on what matters to them most – servicing their customers.”