Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it celebrates 70 years of delivering dedicated transportation solutions to the Miami Herald , Ryder's first dedicated transportation customer and longest-standing account . To honor the partnership, Ryder recently held a celebratory dinner and presentation at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., where the Miami Herald Media Company's President and Publisher, Alexandra Villoch and Regional VP of Production, Craig Woischwill were presented with a trophy for the newspaper's long-standing relationship with Ryder.

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The Miami Herald fleet in the 1960s. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Miami Herald fleet in the 1960s. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Ryder is a true partner and integral part of our business," said Alexandra Villoch. "It's rare that two South Florida-based companies maintain such a solid, long-lasting partnership. Ryder's loyalty and dedication has been instrumental to our business success, and to serving our community."

In 1945, the Miami Herald — the largest newspaper in South Florida, serving Miami-Dade, Broward County, and Monroe County — turned to Ryder for a dedicated fleet and drivers capable of meeting its growing transportation needs. Over the past 70 years, Ryder has continued to adapt to the newspaper's changing needs. Today, Ryder operates 12 straight trucks, two tractor trailers, and one van for the newspaper. It also provides 38 drivers, who make deliveries from the newspaper's headquarters in Doral, north to Broward County, and south to Key West, seven days a week.

"The Miami Herald's 70-year-long partnership with Ryder is the greatest testament to the unparalleled service Ryder provides," said John Diez, President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions, Ryder. "It illustrates just how important our customer relationships are to us, and the tremendous value we place on making those relationships last. It has been a great pleasure to serve as the dedicated transportation solutions provider for such a prominent news source in the South Florida community, and we look forward to continuing to provide them with the excellence they've grown to rely on."

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.

About the Miami Herald Media Company

The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) publishes two daily newspapers: the  Miami Herald, winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, and  el Nuevo Herald, an award-winning Spanish-language publication. Together, the company's products reach more than 1.3 million people each week.

In addition to the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, MHMC products include its news websites, MiamiHerald.com and elNuevoHerald.com; the popular local entertainment website Miami.com; INDULGE luxury magazine; and Palette, the South Florida LGBT magazine. The company produces content for video, mobile and radio in association with WLRN/Herald News; as well as custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients through its subsidiary, HCP/Aboard Publishing.

MHMC is owned by The McClatchy Company.

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