September 24, 2018 5:30 PM, EDT

Ryder Opens Pennsylvania Maintenance Facility for Diesel, Alt-Fuel Trucks

Ryder System Inc. announced the opening of a new full-service maintenance facility in Reading, Pa., for both diesel and alternative-powered trucks.

To better serve the growing number of fleets with advanced vehicle technology in the region, Ryder engineered the facility to provide natural gas and electric vehicle maintenance across 11 compliant workstations. In addition, the facility offers electric vehicle charging stations and a two-lane diesel fuel service island for Ryder customers, according to the Miami-based company.

It sits on 5 1/4 acres and is 14,000 square feet.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 12 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in North America.

The location offers access to the major trucking highway Route 61, connecting the area to interstates 78 and 81.

The facility also features a full-service rental counter for commercial vehicles and a 4,600 square-foot office that houses a rental reception and lease sales office, customer service area and a drivers’ lounge.

The site also has a 3,000-square-foot detached drive-thru wash bay with a fully automated gantry wash system, a lube equipment room, and a battery charging room.