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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.
Ryder supplies customised DAFs to Mitchell Potatoes
Ryder, a leading independent commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance provider in the UK, is supplying three new DAF LF curtainside trucks to Mitchell Potatoes, tailored to the customer’s specialist requirements.
Ryder supplies radio remote control cranes to JDP
JDP, the leading national distributor of civils and drainage products in the UK, has specified its latest trucks from Ryder with significant safety enhancements including radio remote control cranes.
JDP has 60 vehicles in its delivery fleet, all supplied by Ryder, that operate from a nationwide network of 27 branches. Ryder has delivered seven Daf CF75.330 26 tonne dropsides and a pair of 18 tonne DAF LF55.220 dropsides, all fitted with Atlas 135A radio remote cranes as part of a £1.5m investment in transportation at JDP.
Environcom turns to Ryder for specialist fleet additions
Environcom, the largest independently owned UK WEEE reuse and recycler, has taken on its first Montracon tipper and a BMI moving floor trailer from Ryder as it expands its operation.
Environcom specialises in the reuse of electrical appliances, repairing, cleaning, fully testing, and selling appliances, or harvesting them for spare parts to repair other products, or reducing them to fragments of raw materials to feed back into manufacturing.
Ryder picks Coventry technician for apprentice accolade
Ryder, the UK’s leading commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider, has chosen Coventry technician Byron Hammond as its ‘Apprentice of the Programme’ for 2017.
Ryder picks Berkshire technician for ‘Top Tech’ prize
Ryder, the UK’s leading commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider, has picked Berkshire technician Shaun Dixon as its 2017 Top Technician (Top Tech).
The award recognises the value Ryder places on its technicians, and follows a competition to test their maintenance expertise on a variety of vehicle brands and configurations. Top Tech has been running for 16 years in Ryder’s US business, but this is the first year it has been organised in the UK.