Ryder is refreshing its rental fleet with 400 new Euro 6 tractor units together with 350 new trailers, reflecting the company’s commitment to maintaining one of the most modern and versatile rental fleets in the UK.
The company’s heavyweight range is enhanced with new Euro 6 high specification, big cab 6×2 tractor units from DAF, Mercedes, MAN and Iveco, with telematics capability as standard. The company’s latest investment also includes 200 curtainside trailers, 100 fridge trailers and 50 box trailers.
David Hunt, Vice President and Managing Director Ryder Europe, said: “Our continuing investment in new vehicles and trailers underlines Ryder’s ongoing commitment to providing greater choice and value for our customers. This latest investment in new assets will endow Ryder with one of the largest and most comprehensive Euro 6 fleets in the country enabling our rental customers to have access to the benefits of this new technology.
“Our significant investment in new trailers will ensure that Ryder maintains its leadership position in trailer rental with an extensive range of options for customers.
“We also continue to invest in our personnel and workshops across our national network of 28 locations with all of our workshops equipped, and our staff trained, to support the specialised maintenance requirements of Euro 6 specification vehicles.”
This year’s investment in new assets follows the company’s multi million pound purchase of nearly 1,000 Euro 5 derogated vehicles in 2014.
Ryder maintains one of the largest and youngest HGV rental fleets in the UK with this year’s investment in new vehicles ensuring that the average age of rental trucks remains at 24 months.