Northampton-based truck and trailer rental company expands to new site

Left to right, Bruce Howard, Group Operations director with, John Allsop, operations Manager
Left to right, Bruce Howard, Group Operations director with, John Allsop, operations Manager

Significant increases in demand for its truck and trailer rental, contract hire and vehicle maintenance services have driven Ryder to relocate its Northampton operation to new larger premises in the Swan Valley area.

“Ryder is one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial vehicle rental solutions and we’ve been in Northampton for more than ten years,” said Bruce Howard, Ryder’s operations director. “The increased volume of enquires we’ve received across the East Midlands for our rental trucks and trailers in recent months has meant that, in addition to moving to a superb new location with improved facilities for our customers and expanded workshop capacity, the new depot will be receiving many of the brand new trucks and trailers that Ryder currently has on order.

“Our latest vehicle order includes more than 300 Euro 6 tractors units and a large number of purpose-built refrigerated trailers which should prove to be the ideal combination for the many food distribution companies located in the East Midlands area,” he added.

“This is an exciting time for the company and it reinforces our long term commitment to Northampton and the East Midlands. Commercial vehicle rental, whether short term, long term or fixed term contract hire is now proving to be the method of choice for an increasing number of businesses both large and small. The option to outsource the supply of commercial vehicles allows businesses to remove fixed assets from the balance sheet enabling them to refocus their financial and time resources on what they do best, running their business.”