Commercial vehicle rental firm, Ryder, has announced the expansion of its freight brokerage business with a new office in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as two additional locations to open in 2023.
The expansion is part of the company’s strategy to grow its broader transportation solution, which offers customers flexibility with several levels of service and capacity.
Ryder Group Director of Transportation Management, Kevin Clonch, said that by expanding their operations, the company is able to offer more flexibility to its customers.
“By expanding our freight brokerage operations, we also bolster our broader transportation solution, so we can offer our customers even more flexibility with additional lanes and hard-to-find capacity in tight markets, so they can take advantage of seasonal and market-related volume surges,” he said.
The company chose Nashville for its third location based on the city’s talent pool as a logistics hub and its ability to draw additional talent as a destination city.
“We want the best in the business—people who are experts in using technology to drive strategy and create added value for customers while also quarterbacking the lifecycle of each load to ensure a smooth experience for both customer and carrier,” Clonch said.
“We focus on service, service, service. Because, even with the best technology and the best laid plans, there will be times when customers and carriers need to pick up the phone—and we answer 24/7/365.”
Ryder’s freight brokerage division is part of its transportation management solution, which purchases and/or executes $7.4 billion in freight moves on behalf of its customers annually.
In other news, Ryder, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the UK.