Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that Ryder has made the list.

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 was ranked again as one of the top five companies within the Trucking, Transportation, and Logistics industry.

"This distinction demonstrates that Ryder continues to remain top of mind within the industry and that the unparalleled transportation solutions and expertise we provide business with are both essential and valued," said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and CEO. "It is a great honor to be named a Most Admired Company for the fifth straight year."

Ryder is a $6.8 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 34,500 people, manages a fleet of 234,100 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 44 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.

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

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