Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions, opened a state-of-the-art, full-service maintenance facility located in St. Charles, Illinois. The new Ryder facility, located at 510 S. Tyler Road, offers customers convenient access to the major trucking highway IL-64, connecting the area to I-355 and I-88.
“This new Ryder facility, strategically located in St. Charles, will allow us to better serve the greater Chicago market while sustaining the rapid growth this area is experiencing,” said Dennis Cooke, Ryder president of fleet management solutions. “With innovative features that support a variety of advanced vehicle technologies, the new St. Charles location will serve our fleet customers well into the future with expanded capabilities.”
A grand opening event was held at the facility on November 9th and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the facility, and Ryder advanced fuel vehicle demonstrations. The new facility sits on 10.43 acres of land and features a 21,600-square-foot building outfitted with enhanced capabilities to provide maintenance to a broad range of diesel and advanced fuel vehicles. To better serve the growing number of fleets with advanced vehicle technologies and services in the region, Ryder engineered the facility to support natural gas and electric vehicle maintenance across 6.5 compliant bays. In addition, the facility offers electric vehicle charging stations and a two-lane diesel fuel service island for Ryder customers.
The St. Charles facility also features a full-service rental counter for businesses in need of a commercial vehicle, and a 7,140 square-foot office core which houses a rental reception and lease sales office, customer service area and a drivers’ lounge. The site also accommodates a 3,385 square-foot ,detached drive-through wash bay with a fully automated gantry wash system, a lube equipment room and a battery charging room with mezzanine storage.