MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art full-service maintenance facility located in St. Charles, Ill. The new Ryder facility, located at 510 South Tyler Road, St. Charles, IL 60174, offers customers convenient access to the major trucking highway IL-64, connecting the area to I-355 and I-88.
“This new Ryder facility strategically located in St. Charles will allow us to better serve the Greater Chicago market while sustaining the rapid growth this area is experiencing,” says Dennis Cooke, Ryder President of Fleet Management Solutions. “With innovative features that support a variety of advanced vehicle technologies, the new St. Charles location will serve our fleet customers well into the future with expanded capabilities.”
A grand opening event was held at the facility on November 9th and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the facility, and Ryder advanced fuel vehicle demonstrations.
Features of the New St. Charles Facility
The new facility sits on 10.43 acres of land and features a 21,600 square-foot building outfitted with enhanced capabilities to provide maintenance to a broad range of diesel and advanced fuel vehicles for Ryder ChoiceLease and rental customers. To better serve the growing number of fleets with advanced vehicle technologies and services in the region, Ryder engineered the facility to support natural gas and electric vehicle maintenance across 6.5 compliant bays. In addition, the facility offers electric vehicle charging stations and a two-lane diesel fuel service island for Ryder customers.
The St. Charles facility also features a full-service rental counter for businesses in need of a commercial vehicle, and a 7,140 square-foot office core which houses a rental reception and lease sales office, customer service area, and a drivers’ lounge.
The site also accommodates a 3,385 square-foot detached drive-thru wash bay with a fully automated gantry wash system, a lube equipment room, and a battery charging room with mezzanine storage.
Ryder is a $7.3 billion commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company, with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. Ryder employs more than 36,100 people, manages a fleet of 240,600 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 50 million square feet of warehouse space.
The service shop will be open Monday through Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
For additional information on Ryder’s facility in St. Charles, Ill. call 630-584-9210. To learn more about Ryder’s maintenance solutions, visit https://ryder.com/solutions/fleet-maintenance.
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 S&P MidCap 400® 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. The Company 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 and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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