Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions today announced that it was named the 2015 Trucking Company of the Year at the 2015 Southwest & Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards gala ceremony in Houston, Texas. The Oil & Gas Awards are an annual industry initiative that recognizes organizations that are leaders in their areas of expertise that support the oil and gas industry. Ryder was honored at this year's event where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate operational excellence, innovations in technology, corporate social responsibility (CSR), health & safety, and environmental stewardship. The Company was also a finalist for the Awards for Excellence in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Excellence in Health & Safety - Operational categories.

"Ryder offers a range of fleet, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions that help oil and gas companies improve efficiencies, and lower costs while focusing on the health and safety of operations," said Ryder's Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Oil & Gas Steve Martin. "It is important for oil and gas companies to understand the activity that is happening in each operating region and create a strong network to support it. Ryder's oil and gas solutions can combine dedicated core assets and for-hire fleets working together to drive more efficient supply chains that are better planned, better coordinated and highly optimized to achieve sustainable productivity increases. We are proud to be recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards for helping our customers achieve their business and sustainability goals."

The Trucking Company of the Year Award, presented by Kenworth, recognizes the vital role that haulage services provide to the oil and gas industry in the region. Ryder is a leader in transportation and logistics, serving hundreds of customers in the upstream, midstream, and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry. Ryder's oil and gas expertise provides comprehensive supply chain & fleet management services to the industry from exploration to delivery to end users, from transportation management to dedicated transport, on-site & mobile maintenance, and more. Ryder's industry expertise, consultative approach and comprehensive solutions, enable customers to maximize productivity and extract larger profits.

The oil and gas industry relies on Ryder to take costs and risks out of transportation and logistics, enabling customers to maximize uptime, keep supplies and goods moving, and bring costs down. This is all supported by a proven health and safety culture driven by experienced oilfield operators and health, safety, and environmental professionals. Ryder turns a complicated supply chain into a company's strategic competitive edge, from the oilfield to the marketplace. With hundreds of customers in the oil and gas sector, Ryder is at the forefront of change as the industry finds new ways to streamline and optimize fleets and supply chains.

Judged by over 110 senior executives from Midstream and Exploration & Production companies, the Southwest & Midcontinent Awards saw over 150 companies participate across multiple categories. The Oil & Gas Awards take place regionally throughout North America in the Gulf Coast, Midcontinent, Northeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, and West Coast regions.

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.

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