Roadrunner to renew fleet with more than 2,000 trailers

US-based freight company, Roadrunner Transport Systems, has invested in additional fleet assets including 2,100 trailers and 500 prime movers to improve its network performance.

Roadrunner aims to increase safety, reduce breakdowns and maintenance costs, improve fuel efficiency and boost productivity and delivery times by upgrading its road transport fleet.

The company’s capital plans for 2019 include the acquisition of over 500 sleeper and day cab prime movers and the acquisition or refinancing of over 2,100 dry and refrigerated trailers. The introduction of these assets will reportedly reduce overall prime mover fleet age and add efficient capacity across all business segments.

“Investing in our fleet is one of the many ways we are focusing on putting our customers, company drivers and independent contractors first,” said Roadrunner President and COO, Michael Gettle.

“We are extremely proud to introduce newer equipment to help us improve our fleet safety, reliability and efficiency.

“Since forming in 2017, our experienced and knowledgeable Enterprise Fleet Services team has added a tremendous amount of value to our organisation and continues to help streamline our purchasing of equipment, fuel and maintenance.

“Over the last few years, this team has helped us leverage our collective purchasing power and partner with best-in-class equipment vendors. This team’s efforts have yielded extremely positive impacts on the quality of equipment, fuel and maintenance programs that we are able to offer drivers who choose to partner with Roadrunner,” he said.

(Image: Roadrunner Transport Systems CEO, Michael Gettle.)

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