Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at its seventh annual Mexican Carrier Recognition Event at the Hotel Westin Santa Fe in Mexico City. Twenty Mexican trucking companies were recognized for their excellence in several key performance areas, such as safety and security, on-time performance, customer service, and continuous improvement for the last full calendar year.

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Ryder Mexico executives presenting one of the Service Excellence Awards to the Mexican carrier, Corsa Transportes, S.A. de C.V. (Photo: Business Wire)

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"The support we receive from our Mexican carriers has a direct impact on our ability to deliver on the promises to our customers in the United States," said Gene Sevilla, Vice President of Ryder International Supply Chain Solutions. "Ryder's operations in Mexico have become fundamental to the growth of our global Supply Chain Solutions business, and that success wouldn't be possible without a reliable and high quality group of Mexican carrier companies. Our Mexican carrier partners are responsible for some of the most complex elements of our supply chain solutions. Our annual Mexican Carrier Awards allows us to recognize them for going above and beyond to ensure that goods are moved in a safe, timely, and efficient manner."

Ryder works with a wide range of carrier companies in Mexico. The carrier companies were evaluated according to four major criteria: safety, overall capabilities, financial billing with Ryder, and participation in Ryder accounts. For the 2016 period, twenty winners were chosen from among a pool of eligible Mexican carrier companies. The following were the Ryder Service Excellence Awards winners:

Large CarriersTransportes Monroy Schiavon, S.A. de C.V.Servicio de Transporte Internacional y Local, S.A. de C.V.

Midsize to Large CarriersAuto Express Oriente, S.A. de C.V.Transportes Julian de Obregón, S.A. de C.V.Corsa Transportes, S.A. de C.V.Transportes Logísticos Especializados, S.A. de C.V.Fletes Lozmar, S.A. de C.V.Dynamo Fletes y Servicios, S.A. de C.V.

Midsize CarriersAutotransportes de Carga Tresguerras, S.A. de C.V.Servicios de Carga Transcar, S.A. de C.V.Akna Transportes, S. de R.L. de C.V.Servicios de Logística y Comercialización SEGA, S.A. de C.V.Tranmexco, S .A. de C.V.

Small to Midsize CarriersTransportes Innovativos, S.A. de C.V.Auto Express Águila S.A. de C.V.Express Valle de Saltillo, S.A. de C.V.Álvarez Sánchez SusanaSalzil lo, S.A. de C.V.Transplus de Occidente, S.A. de C.V.Promotora Norte Pacífico, S.A. de C.V.

Ryder has partnered with Mexican carriers since it first began operating in Mexico in 1994. "Let me reiterate how much we appreciate the great work of our Mexican transportation service providers," commented Mr. Sevilla. "Ryder has partnered with the best companies in the sector and we are thankful for their support and interest in working hand in hand with us on our journey to become the leading logistics provider in Mexico."

Ryder provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., as well as in Singapore. In Mexico, Ryder contracts with more than 150 Mexican carriers. The Company also handles more than 11,800 cross-border freight movements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico per month. Globally, the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions business segment manages 40 million square feet of warehouse space and contracts with more than 2,100 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves.

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 and manages a fleet of 231,900 commercial vehicles.

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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