Critical to enhancing SFL-TAP is the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011. VOW is a 360 approach that incorporates education, training, protections, and eliminates roadblocks in the system to provide veterans with the opportunity to compete in a 21st century economy. It ensures that SFL-TAP is effective, measures success, and requires an ongoing review of the program.This month, to kick off the pilot program, Ryder attended the one-year anniversary celebration of the Soldier for Life Transition Complex at Fort Sill. Other companies that have been partners with SFL-TAP in Fort Sill for the past year were also in attendance. Since joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program in November 2011, Ryder has increased the percentage of veterans among its U.S. workforce of more than 27,400 employees from 8 percent to more than 10 percent. Through various partnerships and recruiting events, Ryder works to ensure that transitioning military service men and women are aware of employment opportunities within the trucking industry and at Ryder. The Company also invests in making sure its veteran new hires feel at ease through its Veteran Buddy program by pairing them with a Ryder military veteran "buddy" who is available to help them assimilate to their new work environment. Veterans interested in a career in transportation can visit www.ryder.com/military, where they can match their skills with open positions at Ryder. 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 and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, 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.