The right fleet of vehicles can make all the difference in terms of performance, productivity, and efficiency. Reddy Ice’s headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, and was able to coordinate with one of our providers there on establishing a fleet for all of their locations nationwide. Developing a strategy that encompassed every single location was difficult, but our team was more than up to the task.
“Putting together a national program with a supplier who could handle their needs was a critical element to a successful Fleet Management Program,” said Jason Bratton, director of fleet services at Shoppa’s (a Texas distributor of Toyota forklifts). “[They] developed a plan focused on lowering the total cost of ownership through a standardized equipment replacement schedule with structured leases through Toyota’s partner, Toyota Commercial Finance.”
Toyota forklifts were the perfect solution for retrieving pallets of ice bags from the freezer and loading them directly onto reefer trailers and delivery trucks. In Denver, two of the forklifts are equipped with Cascade Single-Double fork attachments, allowing each truck to pick, transport, and load two pallets side by side, saving time and vastly improving processes.