Ryder Named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for 2017

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that for the sixth consecutive year, it has been named one of the “Top Green Providers” by Food Logistics. Food Logistics’ annual “Top Green Providers” list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary environmental stewardship is promoting sustainability within the food and beverage industry.

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The list offers logistics professionals a guide to the providers, manufacturers, and software and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers. Ryder’s inclusion on the list reflects the Company’s leadership in providing thousands of food and beverage companies – including the top 10 U.S. food and beverage companies according to FORTUNE – with a full menu of services including green transportation and logistics solutions to help them meet their sustainability goals.

Ryder has established a leadership position in offering advanced vehicle technologies, strengthening the Company’s ability to provide customers with the most flexibility, choice, and control in fleet management, as well as innovative solutions to promote sustainability. In December 2016, Ryder partnered with Nikola Motor Company to be the sole maintenance and distribution provider in North America for their Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell semi-truck. In 2017, Ryder announced that it would be a strategic service partner with Workhorse Group Inc.’s to support their range-extended electric light and medium duty vehicle fleet in North America. These partnerships align with Ryder’s strategic priority to provide customers with innovative solutions to help them reach their sustainability goals.

Ryder is also the leader in natural gas vehicles (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 150 million miles of experience, eliminating more than 52,904 MTCO2e of greenhouse gas emissions and displacing approximately 23.1 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas. The Company has 21 NGV maintenance facilities and more than 6,200 NGV-trained maintenance technicians and support personnel. Ryder also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where the Company has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.

“Ryder is proud to be recognized by Food Logistics for our commitment to help make advanced vehicle technologies more affordable and reliable, so more businesses can take advantage of their environmental and efficiency benefits,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “This distinction demonstrates that Ryder continues to assist companies by engineering and operating their supply chains with lower costs, improved transportation efficiencies, and reduced environmental impact. We are very pleased that Food Logistics has included us in the ‘Top Green Providers’ list for the sixth consecutive year, as we will continue to be committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions and superior execution.”

Ryder offers source-to-shelf solutions for the food and beverage industry, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder’s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, Editorial Director for Food Logistics. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”

Companies on this year’s “Top Green Providers” list will be profiled in the June 2017 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. The Company has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its “Green Partners” listing for nine years in a row. Ryder was also recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award and SmartWay Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2013. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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