Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

Carriers Recognized for Service Quality and Operational Excellence

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced its top carrier selections for the 2012 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation. Ryder purchases and/or executes more than $4.3 billion annually in freight moves on behalf of its customers.

The 2012 Ryder Carrier Quality Award Recipients:





LTL NationalCon-way Freight
LTL RegionalDayton Freight Lines
LTL RegionalHolland
International ForwarderHellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
International Maritime CommerceHyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.
North American ForwarderPilot Freight Services
Canadian LTLKingsway Transport
Canadian TruckloadBison Transport
Truckload- Dry Van NationalU.S. Xpress, Inc.
Truckload- Dry Van RegionalRBX Transportation
Truckload- RefrigeratedEarl L. Henderson Trucking
Truckload- FlatbedBennett Motor Express
IntermodalJ.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
BrokerCoyote Logistics
Commitment to Ryder Standards - InvoicingAAA Cooper Transportation
Commitment to Ryder Standards - Update ComplianceOzark Motor Lines
Automotive Truckload Dry Van NationalMartin Transportation
Automotive Truckload Dry Van RegionalRich Logistics
Automotive Truckload Spot BuySMF, Inc.

"We are pleased to honor and recognize the 2012 Top-Carriers who have exceeded performance expectations by delivering outstanding operational excellence," said Dave Betler, Vice President and General Manager of Transportation Management for Ryder. "These carriers have demonstrated a consistent ability to meet the demanding requirements of our customers and share our commitment to deliver reliable service."

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 two 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.
Jonathan Mayor, 305-500-3161
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526

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