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Brian Edwards

Manager, Technical Salles Support

Ryder System, Inc.

HQ Phone:  (305) 500-3726

Direct Phone: (905) ***-**** ext. ***direct phone

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Ryder System, Inc.

11690 NW 105th St.

Miami, Florida, 33178

United States

Company Description

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORT...more

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Employment History

Crib Plant Manager At Coal Mine

Jennmar Corporation


President

Becker Construction Inc.


9984-Mgr Field Maintenance CN

2-Ryder Truck Rental Canada


Sales and Support

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company


Affiliations

Twin Oaks Landscape Inc

Sales and Foreman and Maint. Manager


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Spec'ing beverage trucks: It's still safety first Private Motor Carrier

"Now it's even more important to understand the application and the work the truck is being asked to do," says Brian Edwards, manager of technical sales support for Ryder Canada. "Just a few years ago there was often one solution for an entire fleet.
"An analysis of the application and an analysis of the work the truck is doing is vital to making any good decisions on how that vehicle should be configured or constructed," says Edwards. "Rolling resistance tires are taking over and becoming the norm rather than the exception," says Edwards. "The biggest thing in liftgates now is the advent of the level lift," says Edwards. "Driver recruitment is a challenge for every company," says Brian Edwards, manager of technical sales support for Ryder Canada. "You have to hire the right people, train them and keep them over time.


010205 - Halton Business Times - Six Halton companies honoured by council for promoting skilled trades

Accepting awards from the Halton Industry Education Council are ( from left ) ) Yvette Amor , manager_of_communications and employee recognition for Procor Ltd ; Brian Edwards , branch maintenance_manager for Ryder Truck Rental Canada Ltd. ; Jason Kotuba and Jeanette Stevenson of Keora Salon and Spa ; Al Schmidt of education and training services and Bernard Torchia , vice-president of construction operations , both for Mattamy Homes ; Jack van_der Deen , manager of shop operations for Big Drum ; and Craig Renwick , vice-president_of_manufacturing for Mold Masters Ltd.


Tires and Wheels Private Motor Carrier

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Tread Carefully Private Motor Carrier

So there's little surprise that Brian Edwards, manager of technical sales support, is focused on finding the best options.
"Tire cost is the single-largest piece of the truck's maintenance cost," he observes. In urban settings, Edwards wants a tire that will work in several applications. Too many options will strain tire replacement inventories. "If we had a specific tire for every application it would be overwhelming," he says. Ryder Canada once focused on tires which "wore like iron" and offered the best mileage for every 32nd of an inch, Edwards says. Increasingly, the fuel economy promises are the most important factors of all, Edwards says. "We have very little if any stone drilling," Edwards says, referring to a common threat posed by shallower treads. The focus on tire life also extends well beyond the wheel end. The length of the frame, reinforcements and axle choices can all influence tread wear. "Air suspension has served the Canadian fleet particularly well," Edwards adds, referring to the shift away from spring suspensions on single-axle straight trucks in 2008/09. While some fleets are adopting tire pressure monitoring systems, he suggests there is no alternative to regular checks with a calibrated tire gauge. ("A hammer is accurate to plus or minus 60 psi," he jokes.) Challenges such as uneven wear can also be spotted with an up close and personal look. Anything off by more than 10 psi is inspected and re-inflated. Looking at the tires rolling through his shop, Edwards is largely impressed by advances over the last decade. "Our tire folks can pull down a particular fleet of trucks or type of truck or specification of truck," Edwards says.


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