Marco's Pizza Distribution, the distribution service of pizza retailer Marco’s Pizza, has awarded a dedicated contract carriage transportation contract to Ryder System Inc., a provider of transportation and supply chain management solutions. Ryder will provide a customized suite of transportation management services that optimizes fleet operations and allows the customer to be more focused on core business issues.
Marco’s launched Marco's Pizza Distribution in January 2010, opening its first distribution center in Maumee, Ohio. The center will serve more than 100 Marco’s Pizza locations in the Midwest region, adding more stores and territories over time.
Under the multi-year contract, Ryder purchased trucks (tractors), as well as refrigerated trailers and hired a team of drivers and an on-site manager to orchestrate the timely delivery of products from Maumee, Ohio, to franchise stores in the Midwest. In addition to providing the drivers, equipment, management and ongoing engineering support, Ryder will support Marco’s peak shipping periods, drawing upon vehicles and other Ryder resources available in the local area.