MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art service facility at 1259 Kenmount Road, Unit 1, Paradise, Newfoundland Canada A1L 0V8.
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The 17,500-square-foot service facility is now open for business, providing commercial vehicle maintenance for Ryder’s growing full service lease, rental, and on-demand maintenance customers. The facility also features a full service rental counter for businesses that need heavy duty vehicles on a short-term basis. The expanded facility will replace the 116 Glencoe Drive, Mount Pearl location, from which Ryder served the local market for nearly 20 years.
The Paradise facility is conveniently located near the 1 and 2 TransCanada Highways and only a few minutes from the former Mount Pearl facility. It will feature state-of–the-art maintenance equipment with 11 commercial service bays, one wash bay, two 65-foot trailer bays, as well as many brand new amenities, including a customer reception area and driver lounge. The facility is situated on 1.8 acres of land, allowing for ample parking space for Ryder’s lease, maintenance, and rental customers. The new facility features a modern in-floor heating system, allowing not only for employee comfort when the doors open and close in the winter, but also for better energy efficiency.
“Ryder continues to see growth and expansion in Newfoundland as businesses look to outsource fleet management and maintenance,” said Jerry Brown, Fleet Management Solutions Vice President & General Manager, Ryder Canada. “As the Newfoundland market grows, we’ll grow with it. With our new facility, we can provide customers in Newfoundland with more diverse, advanced maintenance services, an expanded staff of expert technicians, and the latest maintenance technologies in a larger, more modern space.”
The new facility features an easy-in-and-out design to make maintenance of large vehicles more convenient. As the only large truck maintenance and rental company on the island, Ryder will offer several new services to accommodate growing demand for fleet management services.
“We look forward to providing customers with reliable, ever-better maintenance services in the local market,” said Mr. Brown. “With the new Paradise facility, Ryder is equipped to deliver an unrivaled customer experience.”
A grand opening event will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
The facility will be open Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and alternate Saturdays 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information on Ryder’s Paradise facility in Newfoundland, please call 709-745-8667.
Ryder’s Full Service Lease and Maintenance offerings are customized transportation solutions that provide customers with commercial vehicles and a variety of support services including comprehensive maintenance, and a variety of complementary services such as emergency roadside assistance, equipment evaluations and specification, preventive maintenance service, fleet management reporting tools, administrative support, and driver safety programs. For additional information on Ryder Canada transportation solutions, please visit www.ryder.com or call 1-800-BY-RYDER.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. Ryder Canada is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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