Ryder Systems has enhanced its Dedicated Contract Carriage product and renamed it Ryder Dedicated.
Dedicated trucking essentially serves as a shipper's private fleet with the motor carrier or logistics supplier providing trucks, drivers, maintenance, dispatch, and administrative services along with guaranteed access to capacity compared to regular transportation contracts.
Ryder said it is has added a new proprietary Transportation Management System to optimize routes, vehicle usage, and service levels. It will offer further cost savings by identifying revenue-sharing opportunities with other Ryder customers on return routes that normally would be driven with an empty truck. - Eric Kulisch