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Ultra Tough gets its first taste of Euro-6 with Ryder
Quality toughened glass supplier Ultra Tough is now operating Euro-6 trucks after taking delivery of replacements and additions to its fleet from Ryder, a leading independent commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance provider.
The five 7.5t LF150 and five 18t LF220 curtainsiders have day cabs and operate from Ultra Tough’s Welham Green base in Hertfordshire. Ultra Tough’s entire rigid fleet is supplied by Ryder.
Bodycare refleets and reveals new livery with Ryder
Ryder, a leading independent commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance provider in the UK, has supplied a further six vehicles to GR & MM Blackledge for its Bodycare toiletries retail chain, which has more than 130 stores nationwide.
Ryder enhances used vehicle offering with significant Midlands investment
Ryder’s used commercial vehicle offer has been boosted by a £3m investment in a new site on the outskirts of Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. The 9 acre plot off the A38 will become the new Sales and Service Centre for Ryder’s used vehicle stock, providing easy access to a comprehensive selection of tractor units, trailers, rigid trucks, and LCVs that have reached the end of their first life lease and are available to purchase.
DS Smith chooses Ryder for 240 specialist vehicles
DS Smith, a leading provider of corrugated and specialist plastic packaging solutions, has returned to Ryder for the supply of nearly 240 specialist vehicles, including 218 Lawrence David trailers with demanding safety specifications and 21 Mercedes-Benz tractor units.
The replacement trailers are among the highest specification Ryder has ever supplied to a customer. The straight frame pillarless curtainsiders feature:
All Metal chooses Ryder for fleet revamp
All Metal Services Ltd, a stockholder of raw materials and processor to the aerospace and defence industries, has chosen Ryder for a significant revamp of its truck fleet, taking on 10 new DAF rigid trucks and an Alloy Bodies drawbar trailer.
With locations in London, Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol and Belfast, All Metal Services Ltd has until now owned and operated a 10-strong fleet of used rigids with first registrations varying from 2013 back to 2003.
All Metal has taken on:
Longs celebrates contract renewal with new trailers from Ryder
Longs of Leeds has taken on another 25 SDC curtainsided trailers from Ryder as it celebrates a contract renewal with food manufacturer Symington’s.
Among the new trailers are a dozen with liveries featuring two of Symington’s most popular brands: Mug Shot and Naked Noodle.
Longs has worked for Symington’s for 10 years. The contract renewal sees Longs handle 12 loads a day for Symington’s, picking up from its Leeds warehouse (just one motorway junction from Longs’ base) and delivering to major retailers nationwide.
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.