"We have counted on Ryder since 1982 and they continue to be a solid partner that is a true extension of Sherwood," said Phil Walega, vice president of transportation for the distributor. "They service our customers every day by providing quality, reliable equipment that ensures our ability to deliver goods to our customers where they want it, on time and at competitive prices. Ryder's uncompromising, longstanding commitment to provide quality proactive fleet management services translates into our promise of customer service. That's what a true partnership is all about."
Under the multi-year contract, Ryder supports Sherwood's transportation operations with a full-service lease solution providing a combined fleet of more than 250 power units and refrigerated trailers. Ryder also provides contract maintenance services for refrigerated trailers owned by Sherwood. Ryder performs maintenance services for the leased fleet and for Sherwood's trailers on site at Sherwood's locations in Detroit, Michigan, and Maple Heights, Ohio.
Ryder's FSL and maintenance service offering is a customized transportation solution that provides customers with vehicles and a variety of support services including: emergency roadside assistance; preventive maintenance services; fueling; equipment evaluations and specifications; administrative support; and driver safety services.