Ryder Recognized as One of the 75 Greenest Supply Chain Partners

Dépèche transmise le 25 juillet 2011 par Business Wire

Ryder Recognized as One of the 75 Greenest Supply Chain Partners

Ryder Recognized as One of the 75 Greenest Supply Chain Partners

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that for the third year in a row, it has been named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. Inbound Logistics editors have selected 75 companies that demonstrate a deep commitment to green initiatives and supply chain sustainability for the magazine’s annual “Green 75” issue.

“Supply chain sustainability has always been top of mind for Inbound Logistics readers”

“Supply chain sustainability has always been top of mind for Inbound Logistics readers,” said Felecia Stratton, Editor, Inbound Logistics. “The companies selected as this year's 75 Green Supply Chain Partners, including Ryder, are truly ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to supply chain sustainability. These 75 visionaries have a long-standing history of driving efficiencies in their customers' operations and an internal commitment to be as lean and green as possible. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Ryder among them.”

Ryder continued to make strides in 2010 to offer a variety of transportation products and services that help customers operate their fleets more cost-effectively and efficiently while also achieving their sustainability goals. The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board selected Ryder as its fleet partner in a groundbreaking heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project to improve air quality in Southern California – the first project of its kind to deploy natural gas vehicles into a large commercial truck rental and leasing operation. Ryder will deploy 202 heavy-duty natural gas powered trucks into its Southern California operations network. Customers will be able to access these natural gas-powered vehicles through short-term rentals, long-term leases or Ryder’s dedicated contract carriage service.

Based on estimates using California’s Carl Moyer program guidelines, the SANBAG/Ryder natural gas truck project will: displace 1.51 million gallons of diesel fuel with 100 percent domestically produced low carbon natural gas; use nearly 3.0 million gallons of domestically produced low carbon LNG; reduce 9.2 million pounds (4,194 metric tons) of GHG emissions annually; reduce 131 tons of NOx reductions annually; and completely eliminate 2.65 tons of diesel particulate matter emissions from local neighborhoods.

Ryder is also a charter member of the new NGV Fleet Forum, a membership organization dedicated to advancing the use of clean, domestic, abundant and low-cost natural gas in our nation’s transportation sector.

“With the volatility of diesel prices and the concern among companies about their carbon footprint, Ryder has made it a priority to offer customers an alternative that will not only help them meet their sustainability goals, but will also drive operational efficiencies,” said John Sonia, Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Carriage for Ryder.

In addition to its alternative fuel program, Ryder has developed a Carbon Footprint Metric, which provides customers with a platform for computing CO2 emissions. With this tool, customers can access the data they need to measure, analyze, and report their transportation emissions. In 2010, Ryder also committed to supporting engine technologies that reduce emissions by making Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) available at more than 800 full-service Ryder vehicle maintenance locations in North America. This offering supports vehicles that use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet the more stringent 2010 emission standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ryder is a supporter of the EPA SmartWay® program, voluntarily participating in both the Carrier and Logistics Partnerships programs. The Company is also a member of the Business Roundtable Climate Resolve and voluntarily reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners is featured in the magazine’s June 2011 issue. This year, the list has been expanded from 50 to 75 companies, featuring the top 75 logistics service providers who are leading the way in sustainability and green logistics initiatives.

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 the top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2010 and 2011 “Green 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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