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Ryder Honors Carriers for Service and Excellence; Announces Winner of Inaugural Innovation and Technology Award

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces its top carrier selections for the 24th Annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards. The award program recognizes U.S. and Canadian carriers for service quality and operational excellence based on a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, customer service, economic value, claims handling, and technology applications. This year, Ryder added a new category to recognize the Most Innovative Carrier of the Year.

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Ryder announces top carrier selections for the 24th Annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards including inaugural Most Innovative Carrier of the Year. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ryder announces top carrier selections for the 24th Annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards including inaugural Most Innovative Carrier of the Year. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Given the pace of change in the transportation and logistics industry, two factors carry the most weight in this year’s award program—a carrier’s commitment to investing in technology and in embracing innovation,” says Dave Belter, vice president and general manager of transportation management for Ryder. “Those two factors have become the drivers of everything else. That’s why we encourage our carrier partners to adopt RyderShareTM, our one-of-a-kind visibility and collaboration technology tool. It’s the ultimate digital platform for all goods moving across the supply chain and a new standard for our transportation management partners.”

Ryder manages a network of thousands of carriers to help move more than $6 billion in freight purchased and/or executed on behalf of its customers annually. The recipients of this year’s Ryder Carrier Quality Awards are:



Most Innovative Carrier of the Year

National Dry Van Carrier of the Year

Regional Dry Van Carrier of the Year

Intermodal Carrier of the Year

Refrigerated Carrier of the Year

Flatbed Carrier of the Year

National LTL Carrier of the Year

Regional LTL Carrier of the Year

Specialized Carrier of the Year

Canadian Truckload Carrier of the Year

Canadian LTL Carrier of the Year

Freight Forwarder of the Year

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Prime, Inc.

Melton Truck Lines, Inc.

Saia LTL Freight

Tony’s Express, Inc.

Three Rivers Trucking, Inc.

Challenger Motor Freight, Inc.

Manitoulin Transportation

Masterpiece International

Maritime Carrier of the Year

TOC Logistics



“At Mesilla Valley, we couldn’t be more proud to be recognized by Ryder as the Most Innovative Carrier of the Year,” says Bumper Jones, chief operating officer for Mesilla Valley. “Our commitment to innovation and investments in technology continue to prove critical to our ability to consistently deliver operational excellence and superior customer service.”

"We are excited to be honored as Ryder’s National LTL Carrier of the Year,” explains Scott Jandacek, director of 3PL sales for Saia. “In spite of this year’s many challenges, our team of more than 11,000 dedicated employees worked diligently to make sure we consistently met our customers’ quality-of-service expectations. The partnership we share with Ryder is rooted in collaboration, so we can achieve our shared goal of providing solutions and delighting our mutual customers.”

Ryder’s carrier network is vital to ensuring quality service for its customers. From planning, procurement, and execution to management of transportation networks, Ryder helps improve service levels and reduce transportation costs.

To learn more about Ryder’s transportation management solutions, click here.

About Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, to some world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 235,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 300 warehouses encompassing approximately 64 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmentally friendly solutions, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce.

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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