Krispy Kreme is in the process of upgrading and expanding its retail delivery fleet, having taken delivery of 18 new trucks on a five-year contract hire deal with Ryder, with five more on order. The fleet currently includes 10 DAF LF 7.5 tonners, along with six five tonne and two 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter box vans, all of which are compliant with Euro 5 environmental standards.

Ryder worked closely with Krispy Kreme to design vehicles with custom specifications to support the company’s tight delivery schedule requirements. All the vehicles have been fitted out with Bluetooth, keyless entry systems, tail lifts, side load ramps and heavy duty floors to withstand wear and tear from delivery trolleys.

The new vehicles, some of which are replacements, will bring Krispy Kreme’s total fleet size to 32. This is the first time Krispy Kreme, which has been operating in the UK since 2003, has chosen to outsource its vehicles on a contract hire basis.

Logistics Manager of Krispy Kreme, Ben Povey, comments, “We chose to partner with Ryder because they could offer a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to our transportation requirements. In addition, we were impressed that the deal includes Ryder’s in-house maintenance centres; 24 hour rescue and recovery service; spare vehicle provision and the fact that Ryder’s phones are manned by qualified engineers.”

Bruce Howard, Ryder’s Contract Hire Director adds, “We are obviously very pleased that Krispy Kreme chose Ryder for its very first UK contract hire deal. This clearly reflects the capability that Ryder provides in specifying and engineering vehicles that are perfectly matched to our clients’ needs.

Krispy Kreme is one of an increasing number of growing companies that are taking advantage of the operational and cost-in-use benefits that vehicle outsourcing can provide and we look forward to partnering with the company during its continued expansion across the UK.”

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