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Ryder System has signed an exclusive partnership with Aperia Technologies to equip the Halo Tire Inflator solution on the company’s heavy-duty commercial rental fleet.

The tire inflation system will become the standard specification for Ryder’s rental fleet driven by increasing demand from customers looking to improve fleet performance, safety, and driver satisfaction.

“We believe innovative automatic tire inflation solutions provide tremendous peace of mind for customers committed to on-time deliveries,” said Scott Perry, chief technology and procurement officer for Ryder Fleet Management Solutions. “These technologies will play a major role in the rapidly growing tire management space and will also become a critical component in advanced driver-assistance systems. Our strategic partnership with Aperia expands upon Ryder’s ability to provide customers with the most innovative solutions to help them streamline operations, promote safety, and reach their efficiency goals.”

Halo will also become Ryder’s preferred tire inflation solution for Ryder ChoiceLease customers and bundled offerings will also be available to Ryder SelectCare customers. The Ryder offering is Aperia’s first exclusive partnership with a full-service leasing company for a bundled Halo purchase and installation.

“Technology-enabled task automation in the commercial vehicle market is helping fleets—from drivers and technicians to owners and managers—operate more safely, reliably, and efficiently. With Halo, we are delivering a step-change improvement in how fleets interact with their tire assets,” said Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia. “We see tremendous opportunity with Ryder’s similar commitment to bring innovative products and service solutions to fleets with the goal of maximizing uptime. Now it will be easier for more fleets to reduce complexity when it comes to tires and reap the benefit of fast payback with our industry-leading technology.”

Ryder fleets equipped with Halo can improve tire life and reduce fuel consumption based on automatic tire pressure management. The Halo Tire Inflation Solution is self-powered, self-contained, and designed to be versatile for turnkey integration with the Company’s nationwide network of state-of-the-art service facilities.

Ryder currently offers safety technologies such as forward-looking radar and collision mitigation systems in its commercial rental fleet and as an available option to its Ryder ChoiceLease customers. Ryder’s fleet of vehicles incorporates many other advanced technologies including automated manual transmissions, roll stability controls, and telematics. The Company also utilizes video monitoring and management systems in its Dedicated Transportation Solutions fleet. Ryder continually monitors emerging fleet technologies and works closely with leading technology providers and equipment manufacturers to provide feedback on functionality, usability, and adaptability.