Ryder System, a provider of supply chain, transportation and fleet management solutions, has secured its first two customers under its new RyderElectric+ turnkey fleet solution.
Pompano Beach, Florida-based Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, a marine and recreational vehicle parts distributor, and Servientrega International, a Bogota, Colombia-based logistics company with operations in Miami, each signed a multi-year Ryder ChoiceLease agreement that will enable them to incorporate light-duty electric cargo vans into their fleets.
The RyderElectric+ process begins with electrification advisory services. The Ryder team considered site assessments, range and payload needs and other factors to select the best vehicles and charging solutions for the customers’ operations.
“In working closely with our customers and EV technology providers, Ryder continues to innovate fleet management with efficient, low-carbon strategies that support the operational goals of our customers,” says Tom Havens, President of Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “The introduction of EVs to Ryder’s lease and rental fleet, and the simplicity of RyderElectric+, allow us to identify and provide EV solutions that fit the operational needs for companies such as Land ‘N’ Sea and Servientrega.”
A long-standing Ryder customer, Land ‘N’ Sea will lease both the BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Ford E-Transit, which it will deploy in South Florida. The company will also install charging stations with the support of Ryder and charging partners.
“These electric vehicle additions to our fleet fit our needs well for several of our routes in terms of mileage, while the payload has plenty of capacity,” says Land ‘N’ Sea President Mike Conners. “RyderElectric+ gives us the comprehensive package we need to make EV adoption simple.”
Servientrega will be using BrightDrop Zevo 600 vehicles in South Florida to carry parcels that will be shipped to destinations in South America.
“Further reducing the emissions of our truck fleet has been made possible this year through Ryder’s offering of the BrightDrop electric vans,” says Servientrega Executive Manager Washington Rojas. “Now we can cover all our routes from Homestead to Palm Beach, picking up more than 200 packages on a daily charge and with state-of-the-art technology supporting our drivers.”
Source: Ryder System