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July 23, 2021 2:00 PM, EDT

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network

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Ryder System plans to extend expansion of its last-mile delivery network to meet growing consumer demand, the company said.

The expansion is being driven by the construction of hubs in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Ryder said July 22.

“This latest expansion of our last-mile delivery network puts our customers even closer to their customers,” said Steve Sensing, president of supply chain solutions for Ryder. “By increasing our footprint, we improve our customers’ speed-to-market, which is critical in today’s highly competitive environment and vital to our customers’ short- and long-term growth strategies.”

Sensing also said that these end-consumers are in some of the most densely populated regions in the country — places where capacity constraint can be a daily challenge.

The Milwaukee location is 75,000 square feet and became operational July 19. The Philadelphia hub is 108,000 square feet and is expected to become operational by October 2021. They will also provide access to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Upper Midwest regions.

Ryder Last Mile is a customizable, multitiered delivery network for big and bulky goods. It already has more than 100 locations. The addition of the new hubs will allow the network to cover 95% of the United States within a two-day time frame. That includes Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 11 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 11 on the TT Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America. — Transport Topics

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