SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

August 26, 2009 07:55 ET

Ryder Named a Food Logistics Top 3PL

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) -  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been included in Food Logistics magazine's fourth-annual listing of the Top 70 3PLs. Ryder's inclusion in this year's list reflects the broad scope of third-party logistics services and capabilities the company offers that enable food companies to reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve service levels.

"Selecting the right 3PL is vital to the success of a company's overall operations -- it's a long-term commitment," said Katherine Doherty, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics magazine. "We've created this listing to help our readers find and evaluate 3PL partners that can help them achieve their goals."

Commenting on the recognition, Ryder's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Supply Chain Solutions, Stephen Dean, said, "Businesses in the food industry continue to face unique challenges as they deal with increased costs and tougher regulations in what is already one of the toughest economic environments in history. Ryder's expertise in ensuring smooth, consistent food and beverage delivery in all aspects of the supply chain helps our customers comply with tougher rules and continue to meet demanding customer service requirements."

Final recipients are featured in the cover story of the July/August issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

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.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The magazine serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends and best practices that help more than 25,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. On the web at www.foodlogistics.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, including, without limitation, statements concerning the terms and timing of the acquisition and statements concerning integration, customers and services. 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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