SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

March 04, 2010 07:55 ET

Top Security Publication Ranks Ryder Number One in Industry

Ryder Holds Top Position in Security 500 Among U.S. Companies in the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain/Warehousing Sector

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -  In its most comprehensive security ranking for top corporate, institutional, and government organizations, The 2009 Security Benchmarking Survey, published in Security Magazine, a leading industry magazine examining security threats and solutions, has ranked Ryder (NYSE: R) number one for security practices in the Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Warehousing industry sector. The ranking is published as part of the magazine's fourth annual Security 500 feature.

The 2009 Security 500 Benchmarking 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. 

"Ryder's number one ranking validates our efforts to implement world-class security processes and standards that ensure the safety and security of our own and our customers' people, products, and assets," said Greg Swienton, Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We commend Security Magazine for continuing to track emerging trends, benchmark enterprise security performance, and share best practices that improve business results."

Ryder's Global Security team is charged with identifying and implementing proactive measures to reduce theft and losses; improve supply chain, cargo, and fleet security; and protect the Company's and customers' physical, personal, and intellectual assets. 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 is also certified as a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) for logistics operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative supported by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

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 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 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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