SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

August 19, 2009 17:15 ET

Ryder Provides 12 Vehicles for National Truck Safety Event

Vehicles to Be Used in the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) -  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it is providing 12 vehicles to be used in the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships, hosted by the non-profit American Trucking Associations (ATA). The National Truck Driving Championships, an annual competition of professional truck drivers, is the industry's premier trucking safety event. Participating drivers will be using Ryder's vehicles as they demonstrate their driving and inspection skills, while competing for national awards within eight classes of truck competition and for the title of Grand Champion.

"As an industry leader in safety, Ryder is proud to support the ATA by providing a selection of the industry's best specified and maintained commercial vehicles for this year's National Truck Driving Championships," said Mark Cicchini, Vice President of Rental, for Ryder's Fleet Management Solutions business segment. "At Ryder, we understand that operating a well-maintained vehicle is an important part of an overall safe driving strategy. It's a privilege to know that our vehicles will be used in a competition with some of the nation's safest professional drivers behind the wheel."

Ryder will be providing four single axle tractors, four tandem axle day cab tractors, and four tandem axle sleeper cab tractors to be used in this year's competition. The vehicles are from Ryder's 25,000 plus U.S. fleet of clean, quality, commercial rental vehicles, and part of the company's overall fleet of over 156,000 vehicles.

The National Truck Driving Championships event is taking place August 18 through 22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ryder is a proud member of the American Trucking Associations.

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

About American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

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