SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

May 14, 2007 08:15 ET

TRALA Appoints Ryder Executive to Chair of Equipment Technology Advisory Council

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that Ty Cross, Vice President of Maintenance, has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) Equipment Technology Advisory Council (ETAC) for the 2007-2008 term.

"We are very pleased to have Ty assume this important role for our industry," said Peter Vroom, TRALA president and CEO. "Truck renting and leasing places more than 35 percent of all new commercial trucks on the road providing state of the art maintenance to its customers. Ty's experience and leadership will be critical as the Council addresses the 2007 and 2010 EPA emissions rules, the continued rapid growth in contract maintenance, new programs for technician training and recruitment and a wide variety of vehicle technology and safety issues. With Ty at the helm, I am confident that ETAC will continue to drive positive changes throughout our industry."

ETAC is comprised of maintenance and equipment experts from leasing and independent transportation companies that are members of TRALA. ETAC works with TRALA staff to develop recommendations for the Board of Directors and Government Relations Committee on issues involving the maintenance of vehicles.

Commenting on the appointment, Ty Cross said, "I am honored to serve on this important Council and look forward to leveraging the expertise of our members as we all work toward driving continuous improvement throughout our industry."

                                  About TRALA
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association, based in Alexandria, Va., is a voluntary, non-profit national trade association, organized in 1978 to provide a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA's membership includes more than 500 leasing and rental firms and 110 suppliers that make up nearly the entire truck renting and leasing industry.
                                  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 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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