DS Smith has chosen Ryder to supply it with 240 specialist vehicles – including 218 Lawrence David trailers and 21 Mercedes-Benz tractor units.
“As a FTSE 100 plc, DS Smith looks to partner with market-leading suppliers that have the infrastructure to support our requirements,” said Mark Abbey, UK logistics manager at DS Smith. “Working with the Confederation of Paper Industries and the Health & Safety Laboratory, we’ve concentrated on load security and general safety standards.
“We wish to continue to be at the forefront of safety standards and developments in our industry – and working with Lawrence David and Ryder is key to that.
“The trailer’s safety spec is designed to ensure the driver does not need to work at height and does not need to climb on to the catwalk.”
John Murray, Ryder sales & marketing director, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with DS Smith, and supporting their drive for increased safety standards for their drivers.”