SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

December 21, 2010 17:20 ET

Ryder Named as a Top Transportation Company in Security 500

Ryder Recognized as One of the Top U.S. Companies in the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain/Warehousing Sector

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - In its most comprehensive ranking for corporate, institutional, and government organizations, The 2010 Security 500 Benchmarking Survey has named Ryder (NYSE: R) as one of the top companies for security practices in the Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Warehousing industry sector. The benchmarking survey and the rankings are published in Security Magazine, the business magazine for security executives. The full report and rankings are available at www.securitymagazine.com.

The Survey tracked 16 vertical market sectors, using a combination of available public and private resources and interviews to identify the most intense industries and organizations facing significant risk and requiring aggressive risk mitigation strategies. The survey was developed based on feedback and input from industry leaders, as well as the Security Executive Council, an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives.

"Through improving relationships and collaboration with international government security agencies and critical business partners, Ryder has established itself as an industry leader in transportation and supply chain security," said Sanford Hodes, Vice President of Safety, Health & Security for Ryder. "We are committed to not only bringing higher levels of security to our operations and the customers we serve, but also to sharing best practices with industry partners and government regulators to improve overall security in the transportation and logistics industry."

Ryder's Global Security team is charged with identifying and implementing proactive measures to reduce theft and losses; improving supply chain, cargo, and fleet security; and protecting the Company's and customers' physical, personal, and intellectual assets. In 2010, Ryder hosted a U.S.-Mexico Border Security Conference in Dallas/Ft. Worth, and a North American Border Security Conference in Greater Detroit, to share best practices in cross-border transportation security among the private sector and government agencies. In the interest of national security and as a responsible business entity, Ryder has a number of programs in place to improve security around the Company's rental and lease vehicle fleet. Ryder's operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia are certified in the U.S. C-TPAT and Canada PIP programs.

About The Security 500
The Security 500, a Dalani Media company, surveys, benchmarks, reports and ranks security operations in corporate, institutional and government organizations across 16 market sectors and produces The Security 500 Conference.

About Security Magazine
Security Magazine, a BNP Media publication, is a leading industry magazine examining security threats, solutions, and developments for security professionals.

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. 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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