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Ryder Adds 1,000-plus New Automatic Transmission Trucks

May 11, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Ryder Adds 1,000-plus New Automatic Transmission Trucks

Ryder System, Inc. is deploying more than 1,000 new automatic transmission trucks that will expand and refresh its North American rental fleet. The automated transmission technology gives customers the performance they need, while optimizing fuel economy.

The easy-to-operate transmissions also improve the experience for drivers, by providing smoother gear shifts, advanced safety features, and a variety of driving modes to accommodate different terrains and applications.

“With this investment in automatic transmission vehicles, we are helping customers address critical business priorities — fleet efficiency, driver retention and recruiting,” said Richard Mohr, vice president and global product manager for Ryder Rental Operations. “This is one more way we are demonstrating our commitment to maximizing the performance of our customers’ fleets, while providing the flexibility and convenience of a rental solution.”

Ryder Commercial Rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder serves customers at more than 500 convenient rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, staffed with a dedicated team of knowledgeable rental agents, and stocked with an inventory of more than 32,000 recent-model vehicles.