SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

April 30, 2007 08:15 ET

Toyota Honors Ryder With 2006 Excellent Award for Value Improvement

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 --Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it was recognized as an "Excellent" supplier by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). This award recognizes Ryder as a top North American supplier of logistics services for its commitment to meeting Toyota's high standards in value improvement for parts and materials in 2006. This is the second consecutive year Ryder has been honored with this award.

"Our suppliers must meet the very high standards and performance levels that contribute to the quality reputation for which Toyota is known," said Atsushi Kume, Senior Vice President of TEMA. "This award acknowledges their contribution to value improvement, which continually helps streamline our supply chain and drive efficiencies."

In 1987, Toyota selected Ryder as its first North American logistics provider for the Georgetown, Kentucky plant. Today, Ryder provides logistics services for Toyota at locations in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, as well as in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.

Commenting on the award, Ryder President of U.S. Supply Chain Solutions Vicki O'Meara said, "Ryder is honored to receive this recognition from Toyota, who continues to be a world leader in efficient manufacturing processes and in providing quality products. Ryder looks forward to continuing to generate value and drive performance for Toyota and its customers."

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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 362nd on the Fortune 500 and 1,458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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