Ryder is investing £24.6 million in its rental fleet following the acquisition of Hill Hire in June last year.
Over the next two months it will be introducing 530 new vehicles, including 250 new tractors, to the rental fleet. The investment will bring the average age of Ryder’s trucks and tractors to 27 months.
HGVs now account for 82 per cent of Ryder’s fleet, and within the HGV categories, tractors now account for 42 per cent of the fleet.
David Hunt, vice president and managing director Ryder Europe, said: “The acquisition of Hill Hire has already brought many benefits, not least the merging of our fleets which has provided more product choice for customers including a wider range of makes. This latest investment improves our rental fleet profile even further.”