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Ryder Expands Freight and Warehouse Outsourcing

| August 7, 2017

Maxon Lift Corporation

Ryder, well known for leasing trucks and supplying fleets, is also making inroads in related fields — warehousing and transportation management.

Consider its recent partnership with Maxon Lift Corporation, a leading manufacturer of truck and trailer liftgates in North America. Here’s the trend: This is the first time Maxon made the decision to outsource its warehousing function, recently tapping into five Ryder-operated warehouse facilities in California, Texas, Indiana, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, to span the country.

Additionally, the family-owned business relies on Ryder to handle its transportation management, using Ryder’s Freight Management Group to plan and execute outbound shipping from their warehouses to their distributors.

For many years, Maxon – which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary – was solely focused on producing made-to-order heavy duty liftgates for large fleets. A few years ago, that all changed when the company realized that there was an untapped market for light duty products. Understanding that this would require a different business model and significantly reduced lead time, Maxon knew it would need a third party logistics provider like Ryder to help make it possible

Tapping the five Ryder regional warehouses, the company can have its lift gates available for delivery within 24 hours.

Ryder also plans and executes loads for Maxon on a day-to-day basis and secures what it terms “the most cost effective and time sensitive transportation solution for them.”

Noted Steve Sensing, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder, “At Ryder, we use their liftgates on many of our vehicles, so we can certainly attest to that. It’s quite an honor to be a part of their growth story.”

Category: General Update

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