SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

July 08, 2010 16:45 ET

Ryder Recognized as One of the 50 Greenest Supply Chain Partners

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that for the second year in a row, it has been named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. For the magazine's annual "Green 50" issue, Inbound Logistics editors selected 50 companies that have demonstrated a deep commitment to supply chain sustainability

Ryder continues to implement industry-leading environmental practices that reduce risk and build value for the Company and its customers as part of an overall strategy to improve transportation efficiencies. Ryder currently provides transportation and network optimization services to its customers that improve fuel efficiencies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ryder's environmental initiative also includes investments in green building and the latest fleet technologies, as well as an aggressive emissions reduction and energy conservation effort to help the Company and its customers execute sustainable and environmentally-sound operational practices that promote efficiencies, agility, and profitability. 

"We utilize the latest clean engine technology, provide the highest quality maintained vehicles, and design the most efficient and innovative supply chain solutions, all translating into emission reductions for our customers," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "Inclusion in the Inbound Logistics Green 50 for the second consecutive year reinforces Ryder's position as an innovative industry leader in sustainable transportation and supply chain solutions."

Ryder is a supporter of the EPA SmartWay program, voluntarily participating in both the Carrier and Logistics Partnerships programs. Ryder is a member of the Business Roundtable Climate Resolve and voluntarily reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Information about Ryder's environmental programs and solutions, as well as a copy of Ryder's Corporate Responsibility Report, can be found on the Company's online Green Center at www.Ryder.com/greencenter.

The 50 Green Supply Chain Partners is featured in the June 2010 issue of Inbound Logistics magazine.

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, and Security magazine has named Ryder the number-one company for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. 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.

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 www.inboundlogistics.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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