Ryder to provide dedicated trucking to Kansas City Star

Third-party logistics provider Ryder System Inc. has been selected by The Kansas City Star, a Knight Ridder Inc. newspaper with a daily circulation of more than 275,000, to provide Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) services. Under the multi-year DCC contract, Miami-based Ryder said it will manage delivery of The Star from its printing plant to its delivery agents, providing a turnkey package that

Third-party logistics provider Ryder System Inc. has been selected byThe Kansas City Star, a Knight Ridder Inc. newspaper with a daily circulation of more than 275,000, to provide Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) services.

Under the multi-year DCC contract, Miami-based Ryder said it will manage delivery of The Star from its printing plant to its delivery agents, providing a turnkey package that includes vehicles, drivers, fleet management, dock operations management and preventive and programmed maintenance services.

Ryder added that it is re-working the Star’s transportation and distribution system, through a combination of specially designed trucks and equipment, so it needs fewer vehicles. The new operating model is scheduled for implementation on October 1 of this year, Ryder said.

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