Ryder Opens New Maintenance Facility

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet managementdedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art full-service maintenance facility in Norton, MA. The grand opening event, held in late April, featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility.

The facility opening in Norton reflects the strong growth Ryder is experiencing in the area as the company recently outgrew its facility in West Bridgewater, MA. The West Bridgewater location will continue to operate, and the two will work in tandem to support the significant customer base in the region.

“This new facility located in Norton will allow us to better serve our growing customer base in Massachusetts,” says Dennis Cooke, Ryder President of Fleet Management Solutions. “Its convenient location will allow us to provide a wide array of transportation services and allows us room to expand as we further develop our business in the region.”

The new Ryder facility, located at 60 Commerce Way, Norton, MA 02766, offers customers convenient access to the major highways of Interstate 495, Route 24, and Route 95, servicing the greater Boston area, as well as Cape Cod and the MetroWest region.

The greater Boston area is a top 25 growth market in the United States, and Norton, MA, is an optimal location for serving existing and new customers in this market, particularly companies from the seafood and beverage industries.

Features of the New Norton Facility

The facility sits on 19.4 acres of land, features a 24,000 square-foot building, and 13 maintenance work bays outfitted to provide maintenance for Ryder ChoiceLease and rental customers. In addition, a two-lane diesel fuel service island is available for Ryder customers.

The Norton facility also features a full-service rental counter for businesses in need of a commercial vehicle, and a 7,300 square-foot office that houses a rental reception and lease sales office, customer service area, and a drivers’ lounge. The site also accommodates a 2,160 square-foot drive-thru wash bay with a fully automated truck wash system, a lube equipment room, and a battery charging room with storage space.

Ryder is an $8.4 billion commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company, with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. Ryder employs 39,600 people, manages a fleet of more than 270,000 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 55 million square feet of warehouse space.