SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

August 16, 2007 17:15 ET

Ryder Named 2007's "Top" Third-Party Logistics Provider by Inbound Logistics

Ryder Honored for Tenth Consecutive Year

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been named the Number-One third-party logistics (3PL) provider in the annual Inbound Logistics "Top Ten 3PL Excellence Awards." Ryder has been recognized by this leading publication as a top-five 3PL for ten consecutive years.

"Ryder provides the kinds of solutions that companies large and small rely on to solve the tactical logistics issues of serving customers better, faster, and more efficiently around the world," said Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics. "Ryder's industry-leading experience is complemented by its responsiveness in offering innovative solutions to drive process improvement and change for their customers. For those reasons, Ryder is being recognized as the number-one 3PL in Inbound Logistics' 2007 Top Ten 3PL survey."

In its annual survey, Inbound Logistics editors select the Top 100 3PLs from more than 500 companies and the publication's readers cast ballots to determine the Top Ten 3PLs. According to Inbound Logistics, nearly 4,000 readers -- from transportation managers to CEOs, from small retailers to Fortune 10 companies -- cast votes to determine the Top Ten 3PLs in this year's list.

"Ryder is honored to be recognized as the top 3PL for 2007 and we are grateful to Inbound Logistics, our customers and peers for this honor," said Vicki O'Meara, President of U.S. Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "Over the past two decades we've refined our 3PL capabilities while serving, learning and growing with many of the best respected global manufacturing organizations. We've developed an accurate sense of who we are, what our core competencies are, and where we deliver the most value. Larger manufacturers continue to view us as partners for the future, and sophisticated medium-sized customers are relying on us to go to the next level."

                                About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is a leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help leading companies better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at
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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 362nd on the Fortune 500 and 1,458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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