Ryder Technician Christopher Barnett is Named TMCSuperTech 2012 Grand Champion

  Ryder Technician Christopher Barnett is Named TMCSuperTech 2012 Grand
  Champion

 Ryder Technician Wins Top Spot in National Technical Skills Competition Held
   by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council

Business Wire

MIAMI -- September 25, 2012

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in transportation and supply chain
management solutions, today announced Senior Technician Christopher Barnett
was named TMCSuperTech Grand Champion at the eighth annual National Technician
Skills Competition held by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology &
Maintenance Council (TMC). The TMCSuperTech 2012 competition, which gathered
130 technicians from across the country, consisted of a day-long test with 17
hands-on skills stations to test an array of general truck maintenance and
troubleshooting skills, as well as electronic diagnostics applications, and
safety and environmental practices. Mr. Barnett’s consistently high scores in
each test event placed him in the first place for the overall competition
score.

Mr. Barnett, who is based out of Ryder’s Hebron, Ky., service facility, was
selected along with nine other teammates from Ryder to represent the company
at TMCSuperTech. Ryder selects its TMCSuperTech team from its technician
population of more than 4,000 diesel technicians through Ryder’s own National
Top Technician Competition, an internal competition that consists of three
increasingly demanding rounds of challenging written and hands-on tests. This
year, nine team members were chosen from their performance in past Ryder Top
Technician Competitions and one team member was selected based on his
performance on ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Testing. Ryder recognized
and rewarded its National Top Technician winner with a brand new GMC Denali
pick-up truck, a trophy, and cash award, and it its second, third, and
runner-up winners with various prizes. Mr. Barnett also placed among the top
three winners of Ryder’s 2012 National Top Technician Competition.

“For several years now, Christopher has ranked among our top winners in
Ryder’s Top Technician Competition and TMCSuperTech. We are very proud but not
at all surprised by his win,” said Jeanette McCarty, Ryder’s Vice President of
Maintenance Operations and Engineering. “Heavy duty engine platforms are
constantly changing, and our technicians are faced with the challenge of
staying abreast with new technologies and practices. We encourage them to
learn these new technologies by providing ongoing training and a number of our
own recognition programs, and by encouraging participation in these industry
events, which help to elevate standards for everyone.”

In addition to winning the top spot, three other Ryder technicians also ranked
among the top ten winners in the overall competition at TMCSuperTech: Robert
Gonzalez, based in Tampa, Fla., who won fifth place; Michael Bogard, based in
Neenah, Wis., who won seventh place; and Timothy Peters, based in Hickory,
N.C., who won eighth place. Ryder technicians also won four station events:
David Berdovich, based in Harvey, Ill. (for tires and wheels, and for
engines); Michael Bogard (for starting and charging); and Robert Gonzalez (for
steering and suspension).

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and
maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment
managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and
manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking
industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations,
including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway,
construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at
http://tmc.trucking.org.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for
the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking
associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice
of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight.

                                 About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain
management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow
Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound
Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics
provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked two years
in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings.
In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for
security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and
warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual
Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness
and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us
on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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.

Contact:

Ryder System, Inc.
Cindy Haas, 305-500-4526
Cindy_Haas@Ryder.com
or
Marilu Del Toro, 305-500-3161
Marilu_DelToro@Ryder.com
 
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