Ryder System has announced that its rental, service, and maintenance managers now have access to the Uber Central car service, part of Uber for Business, to ferry drivers and technicians to and from Ryder and customer locations.
“With Uber Central, we’re able to improve routing and planning for our transfer drivers, save on fuel costs, and increase shop productivity,” said Rich Mohr, vice president and global product manager, rental operations for Ryder. “This exciting platform enhances our commercial transportation services and creates an added convenience for our customers.”
Uber Central allows organizations to request, manage, and pay monthly for rides for others through the Uber ride sharing service. People receiving rides through Uber Central do not need to download the app or have an Uber account to use the service as Ryder is able to coordinate the details with Uber through the Uber Central portal.
Using Uber Central, Ryder plans to identify trends and opportunities in how the company manages the pickup and delivery of assets as well as transportation of Ryder customers’ drivers to a replacement vehicle in the case where they need roadside assistance or to assist with rental pickup and drop off.
In addition, Uber Central provides Ryder with a solution to manage invoice and payment processes centrally and offers access to clear information on ride details through the Uber Central web portal.