Ryder System announced that it is deploying more than 1,000 new automatic transmission trucks to expand and refresh its North American rental fleet. The vehicles meet increasing demand from customers looking to improve fleet performance and driver job satisfaction, the company said.
“The automated transmission technology gives customers the performance they need, while optimizing fuel economy,” Ryder said. “The easy-to-operate transmission also improves the experience for drivers, by providing smoother gear shifts, advanced safety features, and a variety of driving modes to accommodate different terrains and applications.”
“With this investment in automatic transmission vehicles, we are helping customers address critical business priorities – fleet efficiency, driver retention, and recruiting,” said Richard Mohr, vice president and global product manager, Ryder Rental Operations. “This is one more way we are demonstrating our commitment to maximizing the performance of our customers’ fleets, while providing the flexibility and convenience of a rental solution.”