Goodyear to become Ryder’s preferred supplier in North America
Goodyear has landed a major fleet deal in North America, having been named Ryder System Inc.’s preferred supplier of new and retreaded tyres as well as tyre management solutions across the United States and Canada. This partnership will officially commence on 1 January 2021.
The Ryder rental fleet includes around 30,000 trucks, tractors, trailers and vans in the USA alone. The business operates out of close to 800 service and maintenance locations in North America, which now complement Goodyear’s Commercial Tire & Service network of 2,300 locations.
This new partnership between Goodyear and Ryder, a leader in commercial fleet management, brings two transportation companies together to build on their shared goal of providing fleets with the products, technology and service needed to optimise time on the road. “Tyres are one of the most critical and costly maintenance investments for us, and the decision to change supplier brands was not taken lightly,” said Tom Havens, senior vice president and global chief of operations of Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions business. “We have chosen to partner with Goodyear for its reliable products, vast service network, commitment to innovation, technological advancements in new tyre products and the many shared values that exist between our two companies.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Ryder and its fleet customers,” said Dave Beasley, vice president of Commercial for Goodyear North America. “One of the most exciting benefits of this new partnership is the ability for our two organisations to work together to advance the development of new tyres, tyre management technologies and solutions to help reduce Ryder’s customers’ downtime through improved cost-per-mile performance.”
To ensure a smooth transition, Ryder and Goodyear are working together to fully implement the new relationship in January 2021.