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Inbound Logistics Readers Select Ryder for Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

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Inbound Logistics Readers Select Ryder for Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

Inbound Logistics Readers Select Ryder for Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been selected as one of the winners of Inbound Logistics’ annual Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. Earning the second place on the list by this leading publication, Ryder ranked among the top five companies for the fourteenth consecutive year.

“In this environment of continued economic uncertainty, shippers need to know they can turn to their third party logistics providers for guidance and flexibility”

“In this environment of continued economic uncertainty, shippers need to know they can turn to their third party logistics providers for guidance and flexibility,” said Felecia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics. “The 3PLs that were selected for the Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards place customer service above all else and provide the proactive solutions that help shippers adapt to changing economic trends. For its focus on customer service, and its use of lean principles to gain cost-savings and efficiencies, Inbound Logistics recognizes Ryder as an industry leader,” she added.

More than 10,270 Inbound Logistics readers cast their votes as part of the annual Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence survey. Respondents related the ways in which they count on their third party logistics provider for support. “Ryder works to be a value-added partner by innovating and reinventing the way they do business,” said one reader, as reported by Inbound Logistics.

Commenting on the award, Ryder’s President of Global Supply Chain Solutions John Williford said, “Ryder brings deep expertise, proven best practices, lean methodologies, and a commitment to achieve the operational execution our customers seek. We’re honored to have been selected as a leader once again.”

Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment provides comprehensive supply chain management services that include network design, distribution management, transportation management, dedicated contract carriage, and reverse logistics. Headquartered in Miami, Ryder’s network includes more than 200 warehouses, 160,000 vehicles, and regional offices in Canada, Mexico, China, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 2010, Ryder significantly enhanced its capabilities in the food and beverage sector with the acquisition of Total Logistic Control (TLC), a Michigan-based third-party logistics provider. Through the acquisition of TLC, Ryder gained 34 facilities representing 10.6 million square feet of dry and temperature-controlled warehousing space, and extensive packaging capabilities. Today, Ryder SCS manages a distribution footprint of more than 27 million square feet globally.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE: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 included Ryder in its 2010 and 2011 “Green Supply Chain Partners” listing. Ryder also ranked 114 out of the top 500 U.S. companies and sixth in its industry sector in the 2010 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 on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.

About Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine’s editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.

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.

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