Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies. Ryder ranked third in the Trucking, Transportation, and Logistics industry category - up two spots from last year - with high marks in various categories including social responsibility, innovation, use of corporate assets, and people management.

FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies survey, conducted annually, evaluates corporate reputation based on nine key business attributes and is voted on by executives, directors, and analysts across all industries.

"Ryder has helped businesses deliver on their promises to customers for more than 80 years, and this recognition is a testament to the expertise, customer service, and innovation that our Ryder team continues to provide," said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and CEO. "It is a great honor to see Ryder named, year after year, to FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies list."

Ryder is a $6.6 billion commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company, with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., and parts of Asia. 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 33,000 people, manages a fleet of 231,900 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 40 million square feet of warehouse space.

For more information about the list, visit http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/.

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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