Ryder retains Bridgestone service with five year contract

Bridgestone Ryder contract extension Ryder fleet services director Terry Dillon (left) and Bridgestone's commercial sales director Greg Ward shake hands on a long-term fleet extension

Bridgestone has renewed its largest fleet contract for a further five years. Announced at the CV Show, the deal with Ryder, the UK’s leading provider of commercial vehicle rental, contract hire and maintenance solutions, represents a multi-million pound deal covering more than 24,500 trucks and trailers. Bridgestone’s 24-hour tyre management service network Truck Point was cited as a major factor behind Ryder’s decision to opt for the brand.

Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward said talks had been ongoing for a number of months and revealed that 90 per cent of business will be centred in the UK, with a small proportion of work extending into Ireland and Germany.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be in a position to celebrate our extended fleet partnership with Ryder, whom we have built up a long-standing and unique partnership over the last 15 years. To have signed a five year extension deal is a huge coup for everyone at Bridgestone and we look forward to renewing existing relationships and building new ones in the future.

“We have the advantage of boasting a great product line that performs exceptionally well. Meanwhile, Truck Point reduces administration and operating costs, while improving efficiency and safety. All of these factors have left a lasting impression on Ryder and we are now looking forward to an exciting future with the company.”

Ryder fleet services director Terry Dillon said: “We are pleased to have agreed this new contract.  It will ensure that Ryder, and its customers, receive best in class tyre management from Bridgestone and its Truck Point network partners.”

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