Ryder Expands Multiclient Warehouse Footprint

Location Primarily Serves Shippers of Consumer Packaged Goods
Ryder multiclient warehouse
Ryder's new multiclient distribution facility in Aurora, Ill., has 56 dock doors and 26 trailer stalls, (Ryder System Inc.)

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Ryder System Inc. added a new distribution center in Aurora, Ill., as part of its ongoing efforts to expand its multiclient warehouse network, the company announced Oct. 5.

The 400,000-square-foot facility is the latest addition to a now six-building campus totaling 2.4 million square feet. This location primarily serves shippers of consumer packaged goods. It has 56 dock doors and 26 trailer stalls as well as omnichannel fulfillment capabilities, food-grade certifications and ambient temperature controls.

“The location is key,” said Darin Cooprider, senior vice president of consumer-packaged goods at Ryder. “We now have six multiclient warehouses within a 5-mile radius, and we have about a thousand employees within a 10- to 15-minute commute, which allows us to pool resources to account for our customers’ seasonal and market fluctuations.”

Ryder plans to recruit for an additional 60 positions to help support the new facility.

The campus now has 335 dock doors, 175 cross-dock doors and 257 trailer stalls to service customers. It also has rail access.

“Ryder customers have access to a flexible mix of logistics solutions,” Cooprider said. “And, as they grow and their needs evolve, we can seamlessly transition customers from our multiclient facilities to dedicated warehouses, offer dedicated truck capacity with professional drivers, and provide real-time, end-to-end visibility and collaboration technology to help prevent costly delays and find efficiency gains.”

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 9 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 10 on the TT Logistics 100

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