Slay Transportation Co., a liquid and dry bulk carrier headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., has signed a full service lease agreement with Ryder System Inc. for 142 vehicles. Slay has been a Ryder lease and maintenance customer since 2012.
This agreement represents a significant expansion of Slay’s relationship with Ryder. Through the lease, Ryder acquires vehicles according to the customer’s specifications and provides financing, maintenance and fleet support services. It also manages vehicle disposal to protect customers from residual risk.
“It has become increasingly difficult and costly to maintain our own equipment and find qualified technicians that can keep up with the changing vehicle technology,” said Gary E. Slay, CEO of Slay Transportation. “Ryder helped us develop custom vehicle specs to meet the various needs of our business. Ryder also has the nationwide service network to provide the service coverage required for our business.
“As a result, we have experienced better fuel economy, fewer breakdowns, improved CSA scores, and the ability to recruit and retain professional drivers who appreciate operating the newest equipment available. All of these factors improve the service Slay provides to our customers.”
Slay Transportation operates its liquid and dry bulk transportation company within the continental 48 states, including service to Canada and Mexico, with an emphasis on in-house transportation and logistics solutions for the chemical industry. The company places the highest priority on maintaining a highly specialized trailer fleet and well trained driving force thus ensuring safe, on-time deliveries.