Ryder System, a U.S.-based provider of transportation and supply chain management products, is shutting down six of its 44 Canadian maintenance and service locations in the new year.
Ryder's maintenance and rental location in Sudbury is one of the six shops expected to close.
“Like all businesses in a competitive market, we must always look at new ways to manage our costs and efficiently deploy our capital,” Ryder said in a statement.
“As a normal course of business Ryder continually reviews all aspects of its operations, properties, facilities, and processes to identify underperforming pieces of our business. As such, Ryder has decided to close six underperforming locations out of its 44 fleet maintenance and service locations across Canada. While making decisions that impact our employees, their families, and our customers is never easy, it is a necessary step to continue to remain competitive in the markets we serve.”
A total of 67 jobs will be eliminated, according to a press release, but Ryder said that it will work with employees to help them find other employment opportunities within the company.
The company employs roughly 2,000 workers in Canada. The positions being eliminated include: technicians, clerks, sales reps, supervisors, and managers.
“The closures are scheduled for next year, however we are announcing the plans now so that we can provide the best possible service for our customers,” Ryder confirmed to Trucknews.com.
“Ryder will continue to manage the service process through Ryder FleetCare, a network of more than 1,000 qualified maintenance providers, to ensure our customers’ vehicles are well-maintained no matter where they are.”
The other locations that will be closing include: Port Kells, B.C.; Edmonton, Alta.; Calgary North, Alta.; Saskatoon, Sask.; and Surrey, B.C.