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Molan expands with 17 new trucks from Ryder

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:21 am EDT

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"The new trucks have replaced an ageing owned vehicle fleet which required significant expenditure to maintain and keep operational. The new fleet now delivers substantially lower operating costs as well as the reliability we need in order to ensure that our delivery schedules are maintained."

Lincolnshire-based Molan UK has taken delivery of a brand new fleet of 17 trucks following the continued growth of its business supplying polycarbonate and plastic roofing products.  The new trucks have been supplied on contract hire from Ryder’s Spalding location.

“Ryder now provides us with fixed operating costs, which means that our transportation stays in budget, and we gain reliability benefits knowing that our new fleet will always be available for work and able to maintain customer delivery schedules,” comments Wayne Lawson, Molan UK’s operations director.

“The new trucks have replaced an ageing owned vehicle fleet which required significant expenditure to maintain and keep operational. The new fleet now delivers substantially lower operating costs as well as the reliability we need in order to ensure that our delivery schedules are maintained."

“The new fleet is also good news for our nationwide customers in the building, construction and roofing industries and the 18-tonne trucks we’ve added to the fleet will enable us to extend our delivery areas and potential customer base. Versatility has also been improved as Ryder recommended that the Luton-bodied trucks have curtain sides to facilitate the loading of pallets, whilst some of the trucks have been fitted with extended body length which will enable larger and longer panels to be transported efficiently."

“The new Ryder trucks have also given the business an image boost as we took the opportunity to work with Ryder to create some modern branding for the entire fleet.  Molan UK will be celebrating its 20th birthday during 2013 and we’ve grown both in size and status in two decades.  Thanks to Ryder we now have the vehicle fleet to help us continue expanding well in the future.”

Robin White, Ryder’s sales and marketing director, adds, “Our goal is to become our customers preferred and most trusted fleet service partner and so we are very pleased to be providing Molan with cost, operational and reliability benefits. Molan is one of a large number of businesses that are turning away from owning vehicles and instead enjoying the advantages that outsourcing can provide.  We look forward to a long and enjoyable strategic partnership with Molan in the years ahead.”

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 For further information please contact:

Colin Peck on 07802 606433 or Garry Hague on 07795 644284

About Ryder

Ryder Europe was established in 1971 and has grown through acquisition and organic development into a sizeable force in transportation with a fleet of more than 24,500 trucks and trailers. Its European business focuses on commercial vehicle rental and contract hire, maintenance and dedicated delivery solutions operating from 30 locations.  Ryder Europe is part of Ryder System, Inc. a Fortune 500 provider of leading-edge transportation solutions worldwide, founded inMiami,Floridain 1933.

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Ryder System, Inc.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
Director, Corporate Communications
Cindy_Haas@Ryder.com

Colin Peck on 07802 606433 or Garry Hague on 07795 644284

 
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