SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

June 08, 2009 17:39 ET

Asbury Park Press Selects Ryder for Transportation Services

Services Provided as Part of Ryder's Dedicated Contract Carriage Offering

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that Asbury Park Press, New Jersey's premier daily and Sunday newspaper, has selected Ryder to provide Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) transportation services.  

Under the three-year DCC contract, Ryder will manage delivery of Asbury Park Press from its print facilities in Freehold, New Jersey to its distribution centers and customers in the central New Jersey metro area. 

"We needed a transportation partner who could take over our private fleet operations, reduce costs and improve operational performance," said Gary J. DiSanto, Senior Vice President of Circulation, Gannett New Jersey Group. "We've concluded that with Ryder we can achieve a substantial improvement in transportation efficiencies while improving customer service."   

Ryder's DCC service is a customized suite of transportation management services for the delivery of a customer's products that optimizes its fleet operations and allows its management to be more focused on core business issues.  Ryder will provide Asbury Park Press with a turnkey package that includes vehicles, drivers, fleet management, dock operations management, and preventive and programmed maintenance for the equipment.

"We are extremely pleased to use our supply chain management expertise to help improve the efficiency of Asbury's transportation and service requirements," said John Sonia, Ryder's Vice President of Operations for Dedicated Contract Carriage. 

Ryder has business relationships with 15 newspapers nationally, including the Chicago Tribune, The News-Press, Florida Today,The Miami Herald and The Dallas Morning News.  

About Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press is part of the Gannett Company.  Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company.  In the United States, the company publishes 85 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and nearly 900 non-daily publications.  Along with each of its daily newspapers, the company operates Internet sites offering news and advertising that is customized for the market served and integrated with its publishing operations. USA TODAY.com is one of the most popular news sites on the Web.  The company is the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S.

About Ryder

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide.  Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.  Ryder ranks 399th on the FORTUNE 500®.  For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.

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