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Hydes Brewery of Manchester has chosen Ryder to handle its £1.8m fleet management contract.

The five-year deal includes the supply and maintenance of drays. Ryder will replace Hydes’ existing fleet with new vehicles.

Paul Jefferies, Hydes’ production and distribution director, said Ryder undertook a transport audit and introduced custom designed vehicles which enabled Hydes to reduce its fleet size by 50 per cent and increase productivity.

Previously Hydes was with another vehicle supplier. A spokesperson for Ryder said “Basically, they were just bog-standard vehicles, they weren’t custom designed and in essence they were fairly inefficient.”

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