Ryder System Inc, a truck leasing and rental company in the US recently said it's launching and asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles. This starts the ball rolling for owners to rent out underutilized vehicles, including vans and big rigs. It'll work the same way other car-sharing apps.
Ryder has been testing its new platform, called COOP, in the Atlanta area since January with 100 vehicle fleet owners and will formally roll it out in that market in April. Miami-based Ryder expects to roll it out in several other major U.S. markets in 2019.
Chief Executive Officer Robert Sanchez told Reuters that Ryder’s telematics data from the 200,000 vehicles it leases and rents to fleet customers showed that around 25% of them sit idle more than one day a week.
Read more here
Join us in Miami from the 20th to the 22nd of June for the Global Online Marketplaces Summit. Our summit theme is INNOVATION and we’ll hear from Global Leaders who are creating the Online Marketplaces of Tomorrow.