SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

October 13, 2008 08:10 ET

Ryder Named Among Top 100 Motor Carriers by Inbound Logistics

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been named a Top 100 Motor Carrier for 2008 by Inbound Logistics (IL) Magazine. The Top 100 Motor Carriers list is published annually to help shippers identify the trucking companies offering the most innovative and comprehensive services.

"Ryder is honored to be named among the Top 100 motor carriers," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "This recognition reflects our focus on hiring the best drivers and transportation professionals in the field, constantly upgrading technology to ensure high visibility of information to our customers, and enhancing our processes on an on-going basis to guarantee efficient, high-value service."

IL editors pared down this year's roster by evaluating nearly 200 surveys, poring over online research, and conducting personal interviews via phone and e-mail. IL's annual Top 100 list offers a uniform guide that dually reflects the diversity of the U.S. motor freight market and the unique demands of over-the-road shippers, featuring large LTL and TL carriers with global reach and regional owner/operators with specialized services.

"Inbound Logistics' Top 100 Motor Carriers list helps shippers shift gears and scope out trucking companies that are paving new roads for delivering goods to market and new pathways of innovation that provide the necessary visibility and control their supply chain demands," said Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics.

                  About Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS)

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) is the global logistics and warehouse management business segment of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R). Its customized solutions involve management of the logistics pipeline as a synchronized, integrated process -- from materials and components to finished goods distribution. By improving business processes and employing new technologies, the flow of goods and cash is made faster and consumes less capital. Ryder's Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) solution, which is managed within the SCS organization, provides customers with vehicles, drivers, routing and scheduling. With combined 2007 revenue of $2.8 billion, Ryder's SCS business segment, including DCC, enables customers to improve shareholder value and their customers' satisfaction by enhancing supply chain performance and reducing costs.

                          About Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL's educational mission is to help businesses efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning their supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at

                                 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 371st on the FORTUNE 500® and 1,631st on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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