Ryder Opens New State-of-the-Art Full-Service Maintenance Facility in Pennsylvania
Ryder System, Inc. held the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art full-service maintenance facility in Reading, Pennsylvania. Home of the original Reading Railroad incorporated in 1833, Reading has a long history as a transportation hub where freight rail services are still provided by several railway companies today. The new Ryder facility offers customers convenient access to the major trucking highway Route 61, connecting the area to both I-78 and I-81.
A grand opening event was held at the facility on September 20 and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the facility, and Ryder advanced fuel vehicle demonstrations.
“Reading’s proximity to multiple major highways in the region makes it a strategic hub for truck freight, and an ideal location for a new Ryder branch where we can provide customers in the area with a full range of expanded truck maintenance services, rentals, and lease solutions,” says Dennis Cooke, Ryder President of Fleet Management Solutions. “
The new facility sits on 5.26 acres of land and features a 14,000 square-foot building outfitted with enhanced capabilities to provide maintenance to a broad range of diesel and advanced fuel vehicles for Ryder customers. To better serve the growing number of fleets with advanced vehicle technology in the region, Ryder engineered the facility to provide natural gas maintenance across 11 compliant workstations.