Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Parcels win for Ryder

Ryder has won a contract to supply 26 DAF CF430 tractor units and 102 13.6 metre double deck trailers to parcels network City Link.
The tractor units and double deck trailers are based out of City Link’s central sorting hubs in Wednesbury and Coventry and are use for the critical time-sensitive inbound and outbound trunking operations throughout the City Link UK delivery network.
“City Link operates a strict policy of dual sourcing,” said Mo Kafu, operations director of City Link. “We had previously sourced trunkers from both Fraikin and Lex. However, when Fraikin acquired Lex we sought another supplier and chose Ryder based on our previous good experience of working with the company.”
“We spent nine months taking a consultative approach to City Link’s requirements before constructing a solution that combined the best support infrastructure network available with the perfect specification of vehicles,” said Peter Backhouse, vice president and managing director of Ryder Europe. “We already have customers in different sectors, such as prison transport, where vehicles operate on crucial time-sensitive basis, so we used our experience in these areas and our substantial 24/7 national support resources to ensure that City Link’s trunkers are on time, every time.