Ryder System Embeds Telematics Into Its Forklifts
October 21, 2020
has been chosen by Ryder System embed telematics into its forklifts and other
material handling equipment within its warehouses.
Ryder operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation, and
supply chain functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the
products that consumers use every day. Over the next 12-18 months, Ryder will be
deploying the PowerFleet Enterprise solution on over 1,000 pieces of material
handling equipment at more than 30 sites in North America. Under the terms of
the deal, PowerFleet for Industrial will help Ryder’s North American operations
deliver the value-added benefit of enhancing safety and regulatory compliance to
their warehouse material handling operations. Ryder operates more than 300
warehouses encompassing approximately 55 million square feet.
The PowerFleet Enterprise solution combines an advanced hardware device
installed on the Ryder equipment, powerful SaaS-based software, and the
industry’s most data-rich analytics platform to deliver critical safety controls
and insightful data on the utilization and productivity of the equipment and
thrilled to work with Ryder to deliver best-in-class safety telematics
technology,” said Mark Stanton, General Manager at PowerFleet for Industrial.
“Ryder’s Integrated Logistics team will now have increased visibility into key
safety features of their material handling equipment to provide their customers
with a full, 360-degree picture of their operations to optimize safety and
reduce operating costs.”
As a recognized leader in safety telematics, PowerFleet’s solutions will deliver
increased access control, equipment checklist compliance, asset performance, and
operator accountability. Ryder’s key initiative following implementation is the
rollout of corporate KPIs to measure the improvement of operations.
“We chose the PowerFleet solution because of its advanced telematics
capabilities for our forklifts and other material handling equipment,” stated
Norm Brouillette, Vice President and GM from Ryder Supply Chain Solution. “Their
focus on solutions that optimize assets and enhance safety protocols is critical
for our success.”