Ryder to replace entire Lindab fleet in sole supplier agreement

Commercial Motor
August 25, 2017

Ryder has won a new sole supplier contract to replace the fleet of building product manufacturer Lindab.

The company will provide 32 vehicles through the supply and full-service lease contract, which will run for five years. They include 16 curtainsiders and 12 dropsides - all Mercedes-Benz Sprinters - along with two Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units and two SDC trailers.

The 3.5-tonne curtainsiders and dropsides have extended bodies to carry items up to five metres in length from Lindab’s range of ventilation products, including rainwater systems and indoor climate products. The customised truck bodies were engineered by Alloy Bodies and the vehicles will be used for deliveries to construction sites.

They are FORS-compliant and include safety features such as reversing alarms and rear cameras. Steve Figg, Lindab regional operations manager, said: "The customised build with extended lightweight truck bodies gives us the flexibility to deliver all of our products.

“The vehicles will make our deliveries and the loading and unloading operations safer and more efficient. Additionally, Lindab has 24 locations nationally, so it was important to work with a transport provider such as Ryder that can maintain the required support throughout the UK."

Paul Millican, Auditel fleet consultant for Lindab, said: "We had specific requirements for the new fleet of vehicles, including minimum load length, increase in payload and improved security of load, while delivering a significant improvement in total cost of ownership. Throughout the whole process, from initial tender response to delivery and ongoing in-life fleet management, Ryder has delivered in all aspects."

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