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Ryder Named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for 2016

Ryder Honored for the Fifth Consecutive Year for Helping Food and Beverage Companies Operate More Efficiently and Sustainably

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that for the fifth 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 leadership is enhancing 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 is also the leader in natural gas vehicles (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 90 million miles of experience, 21 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,500 NGV-trained maintenance and support personnel. The Company also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.

“Fleets within the food and beverage industry continue to select Ryder’s NGV lease offering to mitigate many of the unknowns around uptime, maintenance, performance, fueling, and residual values,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “This latest recognition reinforces Ryder’s ongoing commitment to assist companies by engineering and operating their supply chains with lower costs, improved transportation efficiencies and reduce environmental impact. We are very pleased that Food Logistics has included us in the ‘Top Green Providers’ list for the fifth 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 2016 Top Green Providers reached a new record high for applicants and recipients, confirming the importance of sustainability in the global food and beverage supply chain,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, supply chain network, at AC Business Media. “Our industry’s continued focus on environmental stewardship and the role that growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, retailers and others play is driving heightened awareness and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously boosting cost and energy efficiencies.”

Companies on this year’s “Top Green Providers” list will be profiled in the June 2016 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 Standard & Poor’s 500 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 seven 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Access Ryder’s Corporate Sustainability Report here.

Access Ryder’s Corporate Sustainability Report here.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

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Source: Business Wire (July 6, 2016 - 6:55 AM EDT)

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