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Ryder announces new transportation solutions for oil and gas industry


MIAMI, Fla– Ryder System, Inc. is introducing new transportation and logistics solutions for the oil and gas industry, including customized Dedicated Fleets, Transportation Management, and fleet Leasing and Rental services.

“Through these specialized services, Ryder is providing better ways for customers to transport equipment to job sites, improve visibility throughout the supply chain, and maximize up-time and transportation solutions that safely move oilfield and offshore shipments from one location to another,”the company said in a release.

Key benefits to customers, such as producers, suppliers, drillers, and service providers include: millions of dollars in premium shipments cost avoidance (per year), up to a 30 percent reduction in fleet equipment, up to 50 percent fewer pickup and delivery delays, and up to a 20 percent increase in load efficiency, the company said.

 Ryder Dedicated is a turnkey solution that provides new ways to be nimble, run lean and stay safe by combining company drivers, vehicles, maintenance, routing, scheduling, management, and administrative support. It is especially optimal for companies in the oil and gas industry, which have specialized equipment and product handling needs.

 Additionally, Ryder provides Fleet Management Solutions for the oil and gas business that include: rugged vehicles available for lease or rent with customized specifications designed for the harsh environments of oil and gas trucking; standardized preventive maintenance services performed at more than 800 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and mobile maintenance services including 24-hour roadside assistance; the ability to relocate equipment around the company’s national network of service facilities; short-term vehicle rental to handle peak volumes and special projects; fleet and driver safety and compliance services; and insurance coverage and financing options.

“Companies that drill for oil and gas are facing significant transportation challenges due to the increase in road transportation requirements with the expanding natural gas industry in the U.S.,” said Senior Vice President of Ryder Dedicated, John Sonia. “We can put our industry-leading safety and maintenance practices, skilled professional drivers, logistics engineering expertise, and unmatched transportation buying power to work for oil and gas businesses looking to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and improve safety and service in their operations.”