Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Trucking Company of the Year category for the Sixth Annual Texas Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields.

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The award presentation and the panel session will be held on March 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Houston, TX. In addition, William Taylor, Group Director of Customer Logistics for Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions, will be a panelist in the Health & Safety Best Practices session during the Texas Industry Summit. Winners of the Texas Awards will be announced at the Oil & Gas Awards Gala Dinner, where there will also be a Texas Industry Summit held for participating companies and organizations that have an interest in the region.

The oil and gas industry relies on Ryder to take costs and risks out of transportation and logistics, enabling customers to maximize uptime, keep supplies and goods moving, and drive sustainable efficiencies. This is all supported by a proven health and safety culture driven by experienced oilfield operators and health, safety, and environmental professionals. Ryder turns a complicated supply chain into a company's strategic competitive edge, from the oilfield to the marketplace. With more than 200 customers in the oil and gas sector, Ryder is at the forefront of change as the industry finds new ways to streamline and optimize fleets and supply chains.

Judged by over 110 senior executives from Exploration and Production companies as well as Midstream companies, the Texas Awards saw over 150 companies participate across multiple categories. The Awards salute companies that display best practices in the key areas of operational excellence, innovation, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and excellence in health & safety. The Oil & Gas Awards take place regionally throughout North America in the Canada, Northeast, Rocky Mountains, and Texas regions.

For further information on the Industry Summit and Awards Dinner please contact the organizers at info@oilandgasawards.com or call 210-591-8481.

Operating 207 facilities with 50 million square feet of warehouse space, Ryder offers flexible solutions as well as end-to-end visibility - no matter how challenging or diverse the storage and distribution needs may be. In the oil and gas industry, Ryder's plan for every well provides better solutions to manage carrier portfolios, haul equipment to well sites, improve supply chain visibility, and safely move over-sized freight. The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, representing many of the world's best-known brands. Ryder employs 36,100 people, consisting of 8,100 professional drivers and 5,900 trained maintenance technicians, and manages a fleet of 240,600 commercial vehicles.

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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 S&P MidCap 400® 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, 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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