The Clean Transportation program is an initiative managed by SEMARNAT to encourage more cargo, passenger, tourism, and private transportation companies to operate more efficient, competitive, and environmentally friendly by adopting strategies and technologies geared to reduce fuel consumption, operating costs, and greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico. In January 2015, Ryder announced that enrollment in the program would be one of its key criteria for evaluating and working with Mexican carriers throughout the year. SEMARNAT is the federal agency responsible for promoting the protection, restoration, and conservation of ecosystems and natural resources in Mexico.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. Ryder 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. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting 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. 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.
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that its subsidiary, Ryder Mexico, has been recognized by Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), for its commitments to sustainability and its leadership in the Clean Transportation program. Ryder Mexico demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively enrolling 43 of its Mexican carriers in the SEMARNAT Clean Transportation program. TWEET THIS : Ryder Mexico receives highest recognition from the Mexican organization @SEMARNAT_mx for its sustainability initiatives. "We continually work with our Mexican carriers to increase awareness of the benefits they can realize by working with SEMARNAT, from optimized fuel efficiency to reduced greenhouse gas emissions," said Gene Sevilla, Vice President of Ryder International Supply Chain Solutions. "The SEMARNAT Clean Transportation program is just one more innovative way we can help our carriers in Mexico drive efficiencies and cost savings in their transportation networks, while also reducing their carbon footprints." Ryder provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., as well as in parts of Asia. In Mexico, Ryder manages more than 3.4 million square feet of warehouse space and more than 3 million square feet of yard space, as well as contracts with more than 100 Mexican carriers. The Company also handles more than 11,200 cross-border freight movements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico per month. Globally, the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions business segment manages approximately 35 million square feet of warehouse space and contracts with more than 1,600 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves. The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. Ryder employs more than 30,000 people and manages a fleet of more than 216,000 commercial vehicles.