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Ryder Last Mile Big And Bulky

Ryder expands last-mile delivery network to Nashville and Boise

May 23, 2022
Expansion focuses on growing population centers as demand remains high for ecommerce fulfillment of big-and-bulky goods.

Ryder System Inc. is continuing to expand its Ryder Last Mile delivery solution for big-and-bulky goods. With new distribution centers in the Nashville and Boise, Idaho areas—two of the top 20 fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.—Ryder announced it is addressing the growing need for last-mile delivery services for large appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, and more.

Just outside of downtown Nashville, the new Ryder Last Mile multiclient warehouse located in Smyrna, Tennessee opened in February at 100,000 sq. ft. with room to expand to accommodate customer growth as well as seasonal and market fluctuations. Earlier this month, just outside of Boise, Ryder opened a 70,000-sq.-ft. multiclient facility in Caldwell, Idaho, also with room for expansion.

See also: Ryder expands last-mile delivery to meet shipping demands

“We made the decision to invest in the Nashville and Boise markets for this latest expansion of our last-mile delivery network, because it aligns with our broader strategy to continually position our customers closer to their end-consumers,” Steve Sensing, president of supply chain solutions for Ryder, said in a press release. “With burgeoning populations and quick access to highway and rail networks, these two new markets increase speed-to-market, which is critical in today’s highly competitive environment and vital to our customers’ growth strategies.”

Ryder also said the company continues to invest heavily in visibility technology such as RyderView, which enables consumers to schedule deliveries at their convenience and then track their orders in real-time. At the point of delivery, RyderView offers electronic proof of delivery and an option for customers to complete an automated survey.

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