Ryder System has launched new services dedicated to the oil and gas industries. Included in these are Ryder’s customized Dedicated Fleets, Transportation Management, and fleet Leasing and Rental services.
These services provide ways for customers to transport equipment to job sites, improve visibility throughout the supply chain, and maximize up-time and transportation solutions that safely move oilfield and offshore shipments from one location to another, Ryder said.
Ryder said these services can help customers avoid millions of dollars in premium shipments cost avoidance per year, reduce fleet equipment by up to 30%, reduce pickup and delivery delays by as much as 50%, and increase load efficiency up to 20%.
Ryder Dedicated is a turnkey solution that combines company drivers, vehicles, maintenance, routing, scheduling, management, and administrative support. To complement the Dedicated solution, Ryder also offers a transactional Flatbed Carrier Service for oil and gas companies. This service operates in major oil and gas lanes throughout Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and helps ensure that customer materials can be moved into position quickly and without incident.
Both services give customers access to Ryder’s fleet of vehicles and 24-hour roadside assistance to improve uptime and keep shipments on schedule.
Ryder’s Transportation Management service takes care of the planning, procurement, execution, and management of transportation networks. As part of this offering, Ryder arranges multi-modal, domestic and international transportation, including rate and service negotiation and contract management. Ryder also handles the auditing, processing and payment of carrier freight bills.
Additionally, Ryder provides Fleet Management Solutions for the oil and gas business that include rugged vehicles available for lease or rent with customized specifications designed for the harsh environments of oil and gas trucking; standardized preventive maintenance services performed at more than 800 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and mobile maintenance services including 24-hour roadside assistance; the ability to relocate equipment around the company’s national network of service facilities; short-term vehicle rental to handle peak volumes and special projects; fleet and driver safety and compliance services; and insurance coverage and financing options.
“Companies that drill for oil and gas are facing significant transportation challenges due to the increase in road transportation requirements with the expanding natural gas industry in the U.S.,” said John Sonia, senior vice president of Ryder Dedicated. “We can put our industry-leading safety and maintenance practices, skilled professional drivers, logistics engineering expertise, and unmatched transportation buying power to work for oil and gas businesses looking to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and improve safety and service in their operations.”