Autonomous Truck Technology Pilot a Success

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management
November 16, 2017

Embark announced a partnership with Frigidaire®, a leading household appliance brand, and Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, piloting a series of automated driving techn...

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Ryder Unveils – A Man, A Truck, and A Dream

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
October 3, 2017

We often get asked: "What exactly does Ryder do?" To answer that question, we are excited to announce the launch of our new brand video– A Man, A Truck, and A Dream. This video, highlights our brand and all of our solutions from fleet management...

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Ryder Maintenance Technician Wins Annual “Top Tech” Title and $50,000

Fleet Management, Leasing, Maintenance
September 21, 2017

Ryder is proud to announce that the 2017 Top Technician (Top Tech) title and $50,000 cash prize have been awarded to Robert Gonzalez. The Ryder Top Tech Recognition Program for North America, designed to identify, recognize, and reward Ryder’s top ...

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3 Reasons to Buy Pre-Owned Refrigerated Trucks Now

Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Vehicle Sales
September 13, 2017

So far in 2017, the demand for refrigerated trucks has been increasing. In mid-May, the national average spot market rate for refrigerated trucks moved higher, according to DATTM Trendlines, all while load-to-ratio and per-mile metrics sailed along a...

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Trucking Poll Reveals Top Rental Factors

Fleet Management, Leasing, Rental
August 30, 2017

When relying on rentals for your business, you have plenty of options. But how do you choose the right partner? To focus on the right criteria, let’s take a look at the top rental factors  other renters have prized the most. Research firm Pol...

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Ryder Partners with Chanje Energy to Become Exclusive Sales Channel Partner and Service Provider

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Uncategorized
August 29, 2017

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced that the Company will become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California based medi...

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ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management
August 10, 2017

December 18, 2017 is fast approaching. Do you have everything you need to be in full compliance with the new ELD Mandate before it goes into effect? The ELD Mandate was ranked the top issue facing the industry in the American Transportation Research ...

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Should Fleets Fear Regulation?

Dedicated Transportation, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Leasing, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
August 8, 2017

Two urgent causes, environmental sustainability and highway safety, are driving the U.S. government to regulate trucking and transport at a seemingly unprecedented pace.“We’re in a period marked by close scrutiny of the transport of goods and of ...

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Managing the customer centric supply chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Network Design, Supply Chain
August 3, 2017

Numerous supply chain disruptions are driving the push for supply chain professionals to hone new skill sets. Analytics skills wrapped around a better use of data, for example, are now essential for any supply chain manager to possess. Some of the ma...

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Striking the Balance Between Operations and Innovation Among IT

Fleet Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain
July 25, 2017

The prevailing challenge within the IT community today is successfully igniting the passions of innovation while remaining focused on delivering the operational excellence required for sustaining a company. As a matter of course and history, we know ...

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Maximize Fleet Uptime and Manage Fuel Costs

Fleet Management, Leasing, Maintenance
July 18, 2017

Driver and technician shortages, among other pressures, are causing many fleet managers to reevaluate the benefits of renting or leasing vs. owning their trucks. To help you navigate today’s big fleet decisions, here are some major considerations a...

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New Report: The Amazon Effect and Your Supply Chain

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain
July 11, 2017

The way we shop has changed with how fast our fingertips can press the checkout button. We live in a time when people would much rather shop online from the comfort of their home than go to a brick-and-mortar store. Furthermore, technology advancemen...

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Top 3 Tips to Manage Seasonality in your Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
June 20, 2017

Every supply chain is subject to the vagaries of fickle consumer demand and seasonal ups and downs. But, when it comes to stocking store shelves and freezers, managing seasonality in the food supply chain is an even taller order. Seasonality...

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Driver Shortage: Finding and Recruiting Talent in the Millennial Era

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
June 13, 2017

Retiring Baby Boomers are one of the leading factors of the driver shortage. Currently, the average age of professional drivers is 52. Additionally, over 60 percent of drivers are older than 45, and just six percent are younger than 35. Competitio...

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Preventive Maintenance Reduces Fuel Consumption & Delivers ROI

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Vehicle Sales
June 6, 2017

Preventive Maintenance (PM) is one of the more obvious “secrets” to operating a profitable fleet. It is even more important for pre-owned commercial trucks and vans, which can deliver measurable ROI if they are well-maintained. Managers and d...

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Hurricane Season 2017 – Preparing your Supply Chain

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
June 5, 2017

It’s a common sight in coastal communities under a hurricane alert – convoys of utility, power, refrigerated and supply chain trucks heading toward areas under threat of harm, even as residents and others stream away. For many organizations, s...

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Ryder NaviShare Launches, a New Software Platform Providing Real-time Visibility, Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
May 23, 2017

-Ryder NaviShare™ provides new level of proactive predictability that reduces costs and improves performance in customer transportation networks- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, an...

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Reduce Business Risk and Expense through Fleet Leasing

Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance
May 16, 2017

Navigating the new normal of uncertainty in the trucking market requires embracing new strategies. For many fleet owners seeking to  reduce risk and expense,  that means considering leasing as an option rather than owning. The trend is already ...

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Webinar: e-Commerce, The Amazon Effect, and Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain
May 9, 2017

The way we shop has changed with how fast our fingertips can press the checkout button. We live in a time when people would much rather shop online from the comfort of their home than go to a brick-and-mortar store. Furthermore, technology advancemen...

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Ryder partners with Workhorse Group Incorporated

Fleet Management, Leasing, Maintenance
May 2, 2017

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today that the Company will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS), an Ohio-based b...

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World Safety Day: Reduce Risk and Cost With Your Fleet Safety Strategy

Dedicated Transportation, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
April 28, 2017

With World Safety Day on April 28, companies that move products by trucks are closely examining their fleet safety strategy. Safety is taking a more prevalent place in the transportation industry than ever before, and for good reason. Technology is p...

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Drivers recognized for their commitment to safety and pristine driving records

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
April 25, 2017

Three professional drivers recognized for their commitment to safety; combined professional driving experience of 103 years and nearly 6.5 million safe miles. Recently, Ryder announced the honorees of its 44th Annual Driver of the Year Award, a tr...

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Sustainable Warehousing – Make Earth Day Last All Year

Sustainability, Warehousing & Distribution Management
April 21, 2017

Yet, along with its successful green trucking initiatives, including low emission vehicles and conversion to natural gas, Ryder has found an equally impressive solution right in the distribution center: a commitment to sustainable practices and recyc...

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Three Refrigerated Truck Solutions for Summer

Food & Beverage, Leasing, Rental
April 20, 2017

In summer 2016, the transportation information provider DAT Solutions, found that demand for refrigerated trucks suddenly spiked for weeks in a row, leaving some fleet managers out in the cold due to their own lack of advanced planning. The lesson ...

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Outsourcing Myths Shattered: Take Fleet Management and Logistics to the Next Level

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Supply Chain
April 18, 2017

While the demand for virtually all forms of outsourcing has surged in the last several years, many companies remain hesitant to enlist the help of third-party services. A close look at the reasons given for such hesitation, however, often reveals tha...

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Value Added Services Bring Supply Chain Flexibility

Consumer Goods, Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
April 11, 2017

Evolving consumer behaviors dramatically impact the way retailers deliver products.  From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers want customized products, as quickly as possibly.  This means more unique orders, tighter delivery windows, and an ...

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ELD Mandate Severely Impacts Short Term Truck Renters Financially

Fleet Management, Leasing, Rental, Transportation Management
April 4, 2017

ELD Petition Support Will Save You Thousands In March, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, (TRALA) filed a petition that addresses the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that goes into effect on December 19, 2017, and its impact on...

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14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Transportation Management
March 23, 2017

The clock is ticking. Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations, used only for emergency backup in case of a ...

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Transformation – A Technical Choice

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain
March 21, 2017

The following is the second part of a three-part series on the topic of transformation. So you’ve made the choice to transform, and you’ve illustrated your commitment by investing in all the process-related preparatory work I discussed in the ...

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Pre-Owned Deal Time: The Upside of a Down Market

Fleet Management, Vehicle Sales
March 17, 2017

Throughout 2016, tracking the sales of pre-owned vehicles sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride. Take the sales of pre-owned Class 8 trucks, for example—up 15 percent from May to June, then falling 8 percent from June to July, and finally dropp...

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Blockchain: The future of supply chain operations

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain
March 14, 2017

A number of industries, from finance to the public sector are implementing blockchain in their operations – and for good reason. Why is this “new” technology taking the business world by storm? The truth is, blockchain isn’t new. It was cr...

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LEAN implements safety and efficiency in the Oil & Gas industry

Dedicated Transportation, Oil and Gas
March 8, 2017

A safe work environment is larger than the Safety Department. Creating a LEAN culture of continuous improvement as a method of driving results and sustainability has a strong connection to a safe and efficient environment. As organizations seek to dr...

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New e-Book: Driving Growth A Guide to Strategic Outsourcing

Fleet Management, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 27, 2017

Companies are increasingly seeing the value in outsourcing virtually all facets of logistics, from delivery services and fleet management to shipping, warehousing, inventory management, and the many associated billing and auditing needs that go along...

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Important Winter Weather Considerations for Fleet Operators with Newer Technology

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
February 21, 2017

Fleet operators with newer engine technology (2007-2010) for their vehicles should take note of several key factors when operating their fleets during the cold winter weather season. First, a new feature of 2010 engine technology is the presen...

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3 Great Trends in Light Duty Trucks

Leasing, Rental, Vehicle Sales
February 9, 2017

From engines to economics, the new name of the game is “efficiency” With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve identified a few key trends in light duty trucks –you know, those vehicles that get millions of flowers into the hands of ha...

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Have Questions About the ELD Mandate? Here are your Answers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
February 2, 2017

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule in December, 2015 requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record hours of service (HOS) for commercial drivers, the agency did more than just demand ...

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Don’t Leave Your Fleet out in the Cold

Fuel Services, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
January 24, 2017

The New Year has arrived, and so too has the bitter chill of winter. According to weather forecasters, in the coming weeks, below-average temperatures are predicted to spread across the majority of the U.S., with the northern Plains and Rockies expec...

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New eBook: A Smarter Approach to Supply Chain

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
January 17, 2017

Globalization today is less of a question and more of a given for the vast majority of companies. Whether you’re dealing with suppliers overseas or shipping parts across the globe, your company’s supply chain grows more and more complex each day....

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Making the Decision to Transform

Fleet Management, Information Technology
January 12, 2017

At the heart of a decision to make an IT/ business transformation is the desire to improve the customer experience. It’s a decision that requires full teamwork on all fronts. In most cases, this kind of transformation entails a dramatic change in t...

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What you need to know about the new FASB regulations

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Leasing
October 24, 2017

New lease accounting standards are coming to the transportation industry that will impact approximately $3 trillion in assets. While the implementation of these new standards isn’t until January 2019 for publicly traded companies and January 2020 f...

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Winter is Coming: Are your Drivers Ready?

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Leasing, Safety & Environment
October 10, 2017

Do your drivers know what to do with their trucks when cold weather strikes? Will they be prepared when bad weather hits while they’re on the road? In the United States, extreme weather is associated with 7,000 fatalities, 800,000 injuries and m...

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