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Ryder completes acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Intermodal  

Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract maintenance businesses of Gordon Truck Leasing in Philadelphia, PA.

The acquisition is expected to add approximately $11 million in annualized operating revenue to Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions business unit. Ryder anticipates future earnings improvement due to synergies and operational improvements within the combined companies.

In the transaction, Ryder acquired Gordon’s fleet of approximately 430 full service lease units, 45 rental units, and 35 held-for-sale units, serving 130 contract customers. Ryder will continue to operate Gordon’s primary multi-customer maintenance location in Philadelphia, as well as three additional single-customer maintenance locations in Bensalem, PA, Beverly, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. Customers previously served by Gordon in the remaining two overlapping facilities will be consolidated into and served by Ryder’s nearest existing locations. The combined network will operate under the Ryder name.

“This acquisition will further strengthen Ryder’s leadership position in Philadelphia, and will help contribute to the growth of our Fleet Management Solutions business,” said Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton. “We look forward to welcoming Gordon’s customers to Ryder and enhancing our ability to serve new customers in this important market.”