Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced it has been named one of  2016's Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

"Companies that sell perishable goods know just how valuable it is to have a third party provider they can rely on to get product when and where they need it to be, and at the right temperature," said Darin Cooprider, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Packaged Goods for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. "Ryder places safety at the forefront of all its operations, which is especially paramount when it comes to refrigerated items. We are honored to be named a Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider."

Ryder combines a full menu of solutions ranging from source to shelf, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability and dedicated transportation, with deep industry-specific expertise gained from serving thousands of food and beverage companies. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder's vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

Ryder's LEAN culture helps businesses to achieve peak performance, increase profitability, and efficiency - all while improving quality. Operating more than 275 facilities with 40 million square feet of warehouse space, as well as dedicated or multi-client sites, Ryder offers flexible solutions, no matter how challenging or diverse a company's needs may be. Ryder's food safety specialists reinforce the Company's commitment to food safety at every food storage facility. For more than 20 years, third-party agencies have audited our facilities ensuring they meet or exceed FMSA and other applicable food safety standards.

"The global food supply chain is responding to new challenges associated with food safety regulations along with changing consumer demands for more fresh, healthy and locally-sourced options," noted Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "The companies on Food Logistics' 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list are among those in our industry who are expanding their capabilities and expertise to better support the complexities of today's global food supply chain."

Companies on this year's 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will be profiled in the August 2016 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world's most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

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.

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