SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

August 06, 2009 16:30 ET

Ryder Named Top Third-Party Logistics Provider by Inbound Logistics for Third Consecutive Year

Ryder Honored Among Top Five for Twelfth Consecutive Year

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a 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 10 3PL Excellence Awards.  This is the third consecutive year Ryder wins the top spot by this leading publication and the twelfth consecutive year Ryder is recognized as a top-five 3PL.

"Companies of all sizes rely on world-class logistics performance to stay competitive in today's global economy," said Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics.  "Ryder provides the flexible, innovative supply chain solutions that companies large and small demand. Ryder is responsive to customer needs and offers strategic solutions designed to drive business process improvement and change."

This year's Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards were based on faxed, mailed, and emailed ballots received by Inbound Logistics December 2008 to June 2009. Readers nominated more than 836 companies and cast 6,702 votes, further proof of the continuing competition among outsourced logistics providers.

"In today's challenging environment, we continue to see great opportunities to optimize companies' supply chains to improve efficiencies, speed to market, service, and value," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "Our customers can continue to rely on Ryder to bring them flexible, scalable solutions and to deliver value through great execution, a lean operating model, and deep expertise in key industries."

About Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes 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

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

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