With unprecedented growth in online holiday shopping and shipping, this FedEx Independent Contractor faced both a massive challenge and a huge opportunity. Unfortunately, the same pandemic factors driving the demand for shipping were also impacting supply chains, causing massive vehicle shortages. If they didn’t find a solution fast, not only could they disappoint existing customers, they might also lose a great opportunity to gain new customers.
Due to our long-standing vehicle bailment pool relationship, Stonebrooke had earned a substantial allotment of RAM vehicles. This timely access to hundreds of vehicles meant that, even during an historic shortage, Stonebrooke was perfectly positioned to deliver for FedEx Independent Contractors. Providing heavy duty lightweight shelving was the perfect choice for these upfits. Our aluminum shelving holds up to 250 pounds per shelf and folds up to accommodate varying sizes of packages from small boxes to palletized items.
In addition to RAM ProMaster cargo vans, we also equipped vehicles with ToughLite® bodies to meet larger cargo requirements. Additional upfit features improved durability, safety and security while meeting both corporate and regulatory requirements. These vehicles were delivered in time to make the holiday season a bright one and the new year a good one for this FedEx Contractor and their customers.