Ryder wins £ multi-million City Link contract

From: Ryder
Published: Thu Jun 21 2007

Under a multi-million pound contract hire deal, Ryder is supplying 26 DAF CF430 tractor units and 102 13.6 metre double deck trailers to City Link, the UK’s fastest growing parcel network.

The tractor units and double deck trailers are based out of City Link’s central sorting hubs in Wednesbury and Coventry and are utilised for the critical time-sensitive inbound and outbound trunking operations throughout the City Link UK delivery network.

"We spent nine months taking a consultative approach to City Link’s requirements before constructing a solution that combined the best support infrastructure network available with the perfect specification of vehicles," comments Peter Backhouse, vice president and managing director of Ryder Europe. "We already have customers in different sectors, such as prison transport, where vehicles operate on crucial time-sensitive basis, so we used our experience in these areas and our substantial 24/7 national support resources to ensure that City Link’s trunkers are on time, every time.

"We are very excited to be working with City Link again and look forward to helping City Link develop its future growth plans. We originally supplied delivery vehicles to City Link in the early 1970s, shortly after Ryder entered the UK market, so it’s great to renew our partnership with the company again. Both companies have grown and diversified in recent years and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."

"City Link operates a strict policy of dual sourcing," comments Mo Kafu, operations director, City Link. "We had previously sourced trunkers from both Fraikin and Lex. However, when Fraikin acquired Lex we sought another supplier and chose Ryder based on our previous good experience of working with the company."

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About Ryder

Ryder Europe was established in 1971 and has grown through acquisition and organic development into a sizeable force in transportation with revenues of $358 million and 1,680 employees. Its European operations include 13,200 vehicles operating from 29 fleet management locations, of which 19 are rental locations, and 35 logistics operating centres providing commercial vehicles, including rental and contract hire, fleet management and supply chain solutions.

Ryder Europe is part of Ryder System, Inc. a Fortune 500 provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions, founded in Miami, Florida in 1933 which today operates more than 162,000 vehicles worldwide.


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