MIAMI - Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, opened a truck rental, leasing, and maintenance facility at 3500 Market Street, Ventura, Calif., to offer comprehensive transportation solutions to customers in the area. As Ryder's 16th service location in Southern California, the new facility will immediately begin providing maintenance to a diverse fleet of commercial vehicles from Ryder's existing customers in the area, as well as provide truck leasing and rental services.

Located on 2.1 acres, the 28,000-square-foot service facility is an upgrade of Ryder's previous half-acre location in Oxnard and has the capacity to grow as Ryder expands in the local market. It features three maintenance bays and a state-of-the-art preventive maintenance bay with cutting-edge vehicle diagnostics equipment. The facility will also provide fueling services to Ryder customers in the near future.

"Customer demand has grown steadily in Southern California. We want to be sure that we can provide the best infrastructure and technology available in the marketplace to service those customers," said Robert Sanchez, President of Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. "We look forward to serving our customers with this new facility and assisting them with all of their fleet and transportation needs."

Ryder held a grand opening event at the Ventura service facility on April 5th and was joined by local delegates of the American Red Cross, who provided information on disaster preparedness to attendees.

Ryder's Full Service Lease offering is a customized transportation solution that provides customers with commercial vehicles for lease and a variety of support services, including emergency roadside assistance, preventive maintenance services, fueling, equipment evaluations and specification, fleet management reporting tools, administrative support, and driver safety programs. Ryder's Contract Maintenance product line provides maintenance to both Ryder's full service lease customers as well as other customers who wish to use Ryder's extensive network of facilities and technicians to maintain their trucks, and Ryder's Commercial Rental product line provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder's new service facility in Ventura will open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For additional information, please call the facility at 805-483-8271.