Ryder has secured a contract to supply and maintain 300 vehicles on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.
The contract, which will commence on 1st April, covers all aspects of fleet management including repairs and maintenance, procurement and contract hire of vehicles and the management of road risk. It will be the first time a single supplier has been awarded a contract to cover all aspects of managing the County Council’s vehicles. Cllr Charles Gillams, lead councillor environment and community, said: “We put the contract out to tender and we chose Ryder because they offered best value overall.
“The company has the most technically advanced fleet management computer system in the UK today and using it to manage the operation of the council’s vehicles will have real benefits to Gloucestershire people – both in terms of delivery of front line services and cutting unnecessary costs.
The Gloucestershire County Council fleet covers a wide range of uses, including mobile libraries, youth service vehicles and highways inspection vehicles.
More than half of the vehicles are used by Social Services for activities such as transporting people to and from day centres. Repairs and maintenance of these vehicles will now be carried out at the Ryder depot in Stonehouse.