Maintenance

Holiday Outlook 2015: Get Ready for Anything

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Rental
October 20, 2015

"Ho-ho-hold onto your steering wheels. If you recall, for fleets and owner-operators, fourth quarter 2014 provided a welcomed year-over-year improvement compared to the same period in 2013, about a 5-7% increase in tonnage." And while no single unifi...

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Webinar Recap: How Full Service Lease Helps Diaz Foods Cut Costs, Boost Service

Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance
October 9, 2015

To its customers, Diaz Foods is a trusted provider of 6,000 dry, refrigerated, and frozen products sourced from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. But as a food service company with more than 100 tractors, trailers, and straight trucks drivi...

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3 Trends to Challenge Fleet Operators Amid Growing Technician Shortage

Fleet Management, Maintenance
October 5, 2015

This blog is the second in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. The previous post looked at “4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations.” Future posts will focus on the eme...

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Watch Ryder Destroy A Truck. And Re-build It.

Maintenance, Safety & Environment
September 21, 2015

Ryder recently unveiled a maintenance challenge to highlight the skills of our 5,000 plus technicians. What was the challenge? We destroyed a new truck and challenged a select team of technicians to re-build it in less than 24 hours.   Nicknamed ...

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How Saia Improved CSA Scores With Ryder On-Demand Maintenance

Fleet Management, Maintenance
September 8, 2015

Transportation giant Saia LTL Freight, who makes more than 26,000 deliveries a day throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, needed consistent, reliable, quality maintenance services wherever and whenever required. An increasing need fo...

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What You Should Know about Ryder On-Demand Maintenance

Fleet Management, Maintenance
September 1, 2015

Struggling to manage multiple local maintenance providers?  Paying inconsistent rates for service and repairs?  Overwhelmed by hundreds of invoices and billing structures?   A simpler way has arrived:  Ryder On-Demand Maintenance. Ideally sui...

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The Story of One Truck’s Death and Redemption.

Fleet Management, Maintenance
August 27, 2015

We took one of the newest, most advanced trucks on the planet and completely destroyed it. Why? To see if our technicians could put it back together. And just to make it that much more fun, we only gave them 24 hours to do it. Watch the video belo...

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Save Your Cargo: Know Your Reefer Unit

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Rental
August 26, 2015

Among the worst moments for any freight carrier: when a customer rejects a load because it went bad due to poor refrigeration. What makes these moments even more painful is that it’s never been easier to maintain proper cargo temperatures in ree...

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4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
August 25, 2015

This blog is the first in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. Future posts will focus on the technician shortage, the emergence of automatic manual transmissions, the hidden maintenance costs in yo...

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FMCSA CSA Proposal Heightens Vehicle Maintenance

Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 22, 2015

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System (SMS) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the goal was to improve the identification of motor carriers and drivers who pose t...

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