Ryder to Sponsor Green Fleet Conference & Expo

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Ryder to Sponsor Green Fleet Conference & Expo

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it will serve as a general sponsor of the Green Fleet Conference & Expo October 1-2, 2013, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. The conference provides an expert resource for vehicle and truck fleet professionals to learn new strategies for lowering cost of ownership, improving fleet efficiency, and staying up-to-date with the industry's latest technological advances.

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo offers two full days of keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, and panel discussions tailored for fleet professionals that integrate an environmentally-friendly component into their operations. Attendees will hear from industry experts on topics such as funding, infrastructure, best practices, and case studies, as well as insight into legislative issues and forward-thinking ideas for moving with advances in technology. In addition to the educational aspect, the event will provide attendees with a networking agenda designed to connect them with the most influential group of fleet management professionals in the nation.

The conference and expo will include a "brick and mortar" marketplace with an expanded exhibit hall, featuring the latest product technology innovations and services the green fleet industry has to offer. And for the third year in a row, the event will give participants the opportunity to experience first-hand the latest alternative fuel vehicles, representing all fuel types.

Ryder has deployed more than 300 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles with approximately 40 Ryder customers in California, Michigan, Arizona, and Louisiana. The company also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its operations in Fontana and Orange, Ca. For more information about how Ryder innovates for the environment, read its Corporate Sustainability Report.

To register for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo, visit http://www.greenfleetconference.com/Page/Register.aspx.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYS: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its "Green Partners" listing for five years in a row, and Newsweek has included Ryder for three years in a row in its ranking of the top 500 green U.S. companies. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy's National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award and has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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.

Ryder System, Inc.
Jennifer Hanlon, 305-500-4547
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526

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