Ryder Receives Green Supply Chain Award


Ryder Receives Green Supply Chain Award

--Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Recognizes Ryder's Sustainability Initiatives for Fourth Consecutive Year--

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has been selected to receive Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's 2012 Green Supply Chain Award for assisting Ryder's customers in achieving their sustainability goals.

The 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that are making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations or their customers' supply chains, in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, and other areas of the supply chain.

"We've been able to use our strengths in engineering and execution, along with innovation in alternative fuels, to provide our customers with low-cost, flexible and sustainable solutions," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder.

Ryder is being recognized for its work in helping customers improve the environmental performance of their supply chains by providing natural gas vehicles that emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional diesel vehicles and using routing technology and network re-design initiatives to make distribution networks more efficient. Ryder also supports customers in streamlining their supply chains by optimizing energy consumption and waste recycling at distribution centers, providing vehicle technologies that allow customers to monitor fuel consumption and idling in real time, and offering driver training to help drivers reduce fuel consumption.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive selected winners from nearly 200 online submissions based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, extent of the steps being taken, impact of the results to date and projected results, and form and presentation of the information submitted. The full listing of the 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards recipients will be featured in the December 2012 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online at www.SDCExec.com.

To learn how Ryder makes commerce flow more efficiently and sustainably for everyone, download the Company's latest Corporate Sustainability Report at http://www.ryder.com/aboutus_home.shtml.

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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 recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies 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, 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 releaseare "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.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
Marilu Del Toro, 305-500-3161

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