Ryder System Inc. has expanded its Ryder Last Mile platform, a customizable, multi-tiered delivery solution for big and bulky goods. With new hubs in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Ryder is positioning its customers closer to their end-consumers to meet the growing demands for delivery in two days or less.
The 75,000-square-foot hub in Milwaukee became operational on July 19 and the 108,000-sq.ft. hub in Philadelphia will be operational by October. Both new facilities will service multiple customers across various industries and provide access to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest regions. With more than 100 additional locations, the Ryder Last Mile network can cover 95% of the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, within a two-day timeframe, the company said.
“This latest expansion of our last-mile delivery network puts our customers even closer to their customers—the end-consumers—in some of the most densely populated regions in the U.S., where capacity constraints can be a daily challenge,” Steve Sensing, president of supply chain solutions for Ryder, said.
Ryder Last Mile offers customizable delivery options with five tiers of service:
- Front door
- Over the threshold
- Room of choice
- White glove delivery, which includes assembly, hook-up, and installation
- Deluxe service, which includes pre-delivery inspection and assembly to maximize delivery success and reduce returns
Sensing added that “by increasing our footprint, we improve our customers’ speed-to-market, which is critical in today’s highly competitive environment and vital to our customers’ short- and long-term growth strategies.”