Ryder Announces Winners of 2012 Chairman's Safety Award


Ryder Announces Winners of 2012 Chairman's Safety Award

Ryder Employees Are Recognized for Their Commitment to Safety

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Chairman's Safety Award. Ryder's Chairman's Safety Award provides annual recognition to segments of its business in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate superior dedication, leadership, and performance in all areas of safety.

Ryder's steadfast attention to operating the business safely reflects its commitment to getting the right results the right way, and aligns with the business' strategic focus on Operational Excellence. Ryder's focus in this area helps protect its people and customers, and ensures that its interactions with the general public remain safe.

The Best Overall Award,which recognizes the Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) region and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment with the best overall safety results, was presented to Bryce Kinsley, Vice President of Operations (West Region), Fleet Management Solutions; and Steve Martin, Vice President of Ryder Dedicated (East), U.S. Supply Chain Solutions.

The Best Business Unit/Team Awardrecognizes the top three FMS Business Units (BU), as well as the top teams in the SCS and Ryder Dedicated business for achieving the highest overall ranking in the safety metrics tracked monthly by each business. In Fleet Management Solutions, the winners are: Terry Spaniel, Director of Operations, Southern Texas BU; Cheryl Sunshine, Director of Operations, Southern Pacific BU; and Keith Fagan, Director of Operations, Rocky Mountain BU. In U.S. Supply Chain Solutions, the winners are: Tom Regan, Director Customer Logistics, SCS Transportation; Amro Elsabbagh, Director of Client Operations, SCS Distribution; and Mark Valenziano, Director Customer Logistics, Ryder Dedicated.

"Focus on safety is one of the key differentiators that makes Ryder a leader in the industry," said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "I'd like to thank and congratulate the winners of this year's Chairman's Safety Award for their tremendous hard work and dedication to safety."

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 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.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
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