Bridgestone has announced it has renewed its contract with Ryder for another five years, describing it as a major commercial coup.
The deal, which runs until 2018, will see the tyre manufacturer maintain its largest fleet contract, covering more than 24,500 trucks and trailers.
A major selling point for Ryder was Bridgestone’s Truck Point support network, which provides a 24-hour tyre management service for its clients.
Greg Ward, Commercial Sales Director for Bridgestone, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be in a position to celebrate our extended fleet partnership with Ryder, whom we have built up a long-standing and unique partnership over the last 15 years.
“To have signed a five year extension deal is a huge coup for everyone at Bridgestone and we look forward to renewing existing relationships and building new ones in the future.
“We have the advantage of boasting a great product line that performs exceptionally well. Meanwhile, Truck Point reduces administration and operating costs, while improving efficiency and safety.
Ryder Fleet Services Director Terry Dillon added, “We are pleased to have agreed this new contract. It will ensure that Ryder, and its customers, receive best in class tyre management from Bridgestone and its Truck Point network partners.”
Talks had been ongoing for a number of months and it was revealed that 90% of business will be based in the UK, with a small proportion of work extending into Ireland and Germany.