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Ryder supplies latest high specification DAF tractor units and additional trailers to Law Distribution
Ryder is supplying six new high-specification DAF tractor units, and 13 new trailers, to nationwide distribution specialist Law Distribution, part of the Palletline network. The new tractor units and trailers are in addition to in excess of 40 vehicles and trailers already leased to Law Distribution by Ryder.
The new tractors are the latest, second generation Euro 6 DAF XF480 6x2 Super Spacecab units and will be utilised as part of Law Distribution’s national distribution fleet. They are being supplied on a six-year contract hire basis with full maintenance.
Ryder apprentice shortlisted for Semta Skills Award
Ryder apprentice technician Jay Ahmed has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Semta Skills Awards, competing against entrants from the UK’s leading engineering companies.
Jay Ahmed has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year and is directly competing against apprentices from Rolls-Royce and Mazak UK. Other categories feature entrants from the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail, Babcock International Group, and Locheed Martin UK.
Ryder appoints Karen Preston as UK Head of Marketing
Ryder has appointed Karen Preston as UK Head of Marketing. Karen brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business marketing and communications. Prior to joining Ryder, Karen was Communications and Marketing Manager at Schaeffler UK where she held a range of marketing-related positions with the global automotive and industrial supplier.
Ryder appoints Nick Allera as UK Head of Area Sales
Ryder has appointed Nick Allera as Head of Area Sales. In this position, Mr. Allera will report to John Murray, Ryder’s Sales and Marketing Director, and will lead Ryder’s Area Sales Management Team covering the UK.
Nick Allera brings to the role 27 years of experience in commercial vehicle operations, contract management, customer care, and sales. Prior to his promotion, Mr Allera was National Customer Operations Manager for Ryder.
Ryder refreshes Metalweb fleet with 10 DAF box trucks
Ryder is supplying 10 new DAF box trucks to Metalweb, a leading metals stockholder and processor.
The vehicles comprise five CF230 18-tonne box trucks with 8.5-metre body length, three LF180 12-tonne box trucks with 7.3-metre body length, both models having a 4x2 axle configuration, plus two CF330 26-tonne box trucks, with 9.1-metre body length and 6x2 axle configuration.
The vehicles replace Metalweb’s entire fleet on a like-for-like basis.
The new DAF box trucks are being provided through a supply and full service lease contract, which runs for six years.
Ryder appoints new Director of Engineering
Shaun Stephenson has re-joined Ryder, a leading independent supplier of commercial vehicle contract hire, rental and maintenance in the UK, as Director of Engineering.
NewCold expands with double-deckers from Ryder
NewCold has taken on 15 double-deck trailers from Ryder, the UK’s leading commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider. The Gray & Adams trailers can carry 44 pallets each, feature Carrier-Transicold refrigeration units, and are deployed on more than 80% of NewCold’s outbound deliveries.
NewCold is one of the fastest growing specialist deep-frozen warehousing and distribution global players whose world-class systems, energy efficiency, and productivity make it stand out from other conventional cold storage companies.
Ryder named Large Employer of the Year at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards
Ryder was named Large Employer of the Year at the recent Asian Apprenticeship Awards.
More than 500 apprentices, business and education leaders witnessed Ryder’s victory at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.The Awards are intended to encourage more young people from the British Asian community to become apprentices and support the government’s target of increasing the number of apprentices by 20% by 2020.
Ryder technician secures silver at WorldSkills UK Finals
Ryder technician Kieran Leyland has won a silver medal in the WorldSkills UK Finals. The Warrington-based technician and former Ryder apprentice took part in the live final of the IMI Skill Auto UK finals for Heavy Vehicle Engineering at the NEC in Birmingham recently.
The qualification process included an online test and a practical assessment at the National Qualifiers’ round at Stephenson College’s Volvo Academy. More than 80 applicants registered to take part in the National Qualifiers’ stage.
Ryder appoints Wendy Nicolson as Rental Sales Executive for Scotland
Ryder has appointed Wendy Nicolson to the position of Rental Sales Executive for Scotland. Wendy will be responsible for developing and growing Ryder’s rental business from its Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Newcastle locations.
She was previously Customer Service Supervisor within Ryder’s Glasgow location. Wendy Nicolson brings to her new role nearly 15 years of experience in the commercial vehicle rental and leasing sector within Ryder and, prior to that, with Hill Hire. She joined Ryder in 2011 as part of Ryder’s acquisition of Hill Hire.