SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

November 10, 2010 07:55 ET

Ryder Enhances Used Truck Website as More Buyers Search for Used Vehicles Online

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  As prospective used truck buyers are increasingly accessing the Internet, Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) has enhanced its www.usedtrucks.ryder.com website to improve the user experience and make it easier to search for and find quality used vehicles from Ryder online.

"We have seen a significant year-over-year increase in traffic on our used truck website, and are hearing more often that customers are looking for information about Ryder used vehicles online," said Gregg Nierenberg, Group Director, Vehicle Sales and Asset Management. "As a result, we have continued to improve the functionality of our site."

Online traffic to www.usedtrucks.ryder.com has increased by more than 50 percent during the past year and over 80 percent of that traffic to the site is coming from new visitors. To ensure that this increased activity is met with the best user experience, Ryder has enhanced the site's search capabilities, added more content, and enabled international buyers to view information in more languages than ever before. 

Improved Search Functionality -- In addition to searching by vehicle type, visitors with particular preferences can now search for vehicles by brand. An enhanced "Advanced Search" feature enables users to further refine and filter search results by price, mileage, or equipment feature. Photos and prices for each vehicle in Ryder's inventory are now immediately viewable in initial search results. Once users find the vehicle or vehicles they are looking for, results are now more printer-friendly, and can be conveniently e-mailed directly from the search results view.

More Content -- To assist customers with unique transportation needs, Ryder has added a new section focused on specialized equipment such as passenger buses, glass trucks, tankers, and specialty trailers. Visitors can also find more information about Ryder's value-added services such as extended warranties and financing options. 

Expanded Export Information -- In response to growing demand for vehicle exports, international buyers can find more information about Export Sales and Service, such as ocean freight transport and insurance and payment options. While visitors can already view Ryder's used truck website in English, Spanish or French, the export section is now also available in Portuguese, Russian, and Vietnamese.

"We believe that more consumers are comfortable with self service and the convenience that comes from being able to search for used vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week online," adds Nierenberg. "Ryder's used truck website is simply a virtual extension of what is already one of the largest brick-and-mortar networks of commercial used vehicle retail centers in the marketplace. So buyers can be confident that their online experience is backed by an expert team of used vehicle sales professionals and the largest available inventory of quality, Ryder Road Ready™ used vehicles."

Ryder is one of the largest retailers of used trucks in North America, selling more than 18,000 vehicles a year from over 55 used vehicle sales locations. Customers can choose from thousands of high quality, used light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers, maintained according to the toughest industry standards backed by Ryder's Road Ready™ guarantee. The benefits of a Ryder Road Ready™ used vehicle include:

  • Complete maintenance history for each vehicle
  • Thorough pre-sale inspection program to assure quality
  • 30-day powertrain warranty
  • Single ownership means better care and value
  • Three extended warranty protection plan options (where available)
  • Flexible financing alternatives available

To start searching for a great deal on a Ryder used vehicle, customers may visit www.usedtrucks.ryder.com, or call 1-800-USED-TRK to find their nearest used vehicle sales center.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as the top third-party logistics provider and Security magazine has named Ryder the number-one company for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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