MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. has been honored by Club Car, Inc., a division of Ingersoll Rand, with its “Supplier Performance Excellence Award” for driving value and performance in fleet operations in 2006. Ryder was also recognized for improving safety and driving techniques, tire management, fuel purchasing, and supporting idle reduction initiatives.

Since 1974, Ryder has supported Club Car’s transportation operations with a full-service lease solution. Ryder currently provides a combined fleet of more than 240 tractors, trailers, and straight trucks to support the outbound transportation of products from Club Car’s manufacturing facility in Augusta, Ga., to retail locations across the United States and in Canada. As part of this customized solution, Ryder helped design and develop specialized trailers with a moveable floor to stack golf cars allowing Club Car to optimize deliveries and drive efficiencies.

In addition to the more than 800 Ryder service facilities nationwide, Club Car relies on a nearby state-of-the-art Ryder maintenance facility and a mobile service truck dedicated to providing on-site maintenance services for Club Car’s fleet resulting in greater up-time and operational safety. In 2006, the Club Car fleet traveled more than 10 million miles making 22,000 deliveries covering the 48 states and Canada. Club Car reached an on-time delivery rate of 99.3 percent, making it Ingersoll Rand’s number one performer in the world for this metric.

Ryder’s Full Service Lease and maintenance offering is a customized transportation solution that provides customers with vehicles and a variety of support services, including emergency roadside assistance, preventive maintenance services, fueling, equipment evaluations and specification, fleet management reporting tools, administrative support, and driver safety programs.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials