Today, technology is involved all along the supply chain, from recording electronic driver logs to tracking shipment locations. But staying up to date on new technologies that can optimize business processes--saving money and time--remains a challenge for small fleet operators, leaving them at a competitive disadvantage. Ryder takes the guesswork out of futureproofing your fleet--doing the research and staying abreast of innovations around emissions, environmental issues, and technology--so you don’t have to.

“We are the first to know about rapidly evolving technologies,” says Perry, “and we are positioned to develop and deploy training on behalf of our customers.” With a full roster of subject matter experts and relationships with technology providers, Ryder is uniquely situated to bring smaller businesses up to speed, technologically speaking.

Reducing Environmental Impact

Ryder’s advanced fuel technology solutions, including natural gas, electric, and hydrogen-powered vehicles, can reduce carbon footprints by 25 to 100 percent. Ryder has invested more than $100 million in vehicles with alternative-fuel infrastructure, meaning that companies that want to optimize their fleets while going green don’t have to worry about obtaining and maintaining the associated resources and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Ryder’s in-cab technologies, available through the RydeSmart portfolio, offer enhanced messaging, mapping, safety analysis, fuel-usage monitoring, and reporting of vehicle and driver performance. The total visibility provided by these kinds of technologies helps fleet managers identify problems, adjust routes for greater efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, and more. All of this equates to reduced time and energy, and a smaller environmental impact.

Why Optimization Matters

To compete, your fleet--like your products--must deliver the most value for the resources invested. Optimizing your fleet’s maintenance, compliance, safety, technology, and performance gives you the advantage of cost savings, efficiency, and overall value--but it’s hard to do alone. As Andrew Leavitt puts it, “Very few companies can achieve those standards without partnering with an industry leader like Ryder.”

We hope you enjoyed this excerpt from our new guide, “Today’s Fleets: Turning Complexity into reliability and growth to meet business demands”.  To download the full guide from Ryder and Inc, click here.