Ryder wins MOD truck rental contract

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The Ministry of Defence has chosen Ryder to supply rental trucks in a 40 month deal worth £3.5m a year.

Ryder will provide all types and gross weights of HGVs above 7.5 tonnes, including standard rental trucks, tractors and trailers, as well as fridge trucks of 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes. In addition, Ryder will manage the provision of specialist equipment such as tankers, horse-boxes, truck-mounted cranes and ammunition carriers.

The tender process was managed by Babcock International, the MOD’s fleet management service provider. Operations director Julian Jones said: “The Ryder solution moulded the optimum blend of value for money and operational capability to deliver the MOD’s requirements going forward.”

Steve O’Leary, the MOD’s Phoenix Programme manager, said: “It won this tender process against stiff competition and I look forward to working with the Ryder team during the coming months to deliver the capabilities and efficiencies we demand.”

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