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Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 6 Million Miles



  Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 6 Million Miles

Business Wire

MIAMI -- November 15, 2012

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply
chain management solutions, has achieved a significant milestone with its
fleet of 250 natural gas vehicles surpassing six million miles. The fleet
consists of 35 liquefied natural gas and 215 compressed natural gas tractors,
currently running in 32 customer operations in California, Arizona, and
Michigan. Since deploying its natural gas truck program in 2011, the vehicles
have replaced approximately 923,000 gallons of diesel fuel with domestically
produced natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 2,300 MTCO2e (metric
tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions).

“Ryder is uniquely positioned to help the alternative fuel vehicle industry
reach critical mass,” said Greg Swienton, Chairman and CEO of Ryder. “Our
commercial rental and leasing model enables businesses to take advantage of
these new technologies with less downtime and other risks associated with
ownership. We will continue to help businesses jump-start their alternative
fuel programs with innovative solutions that drive both environmental and
cost-saving benefits.”

“We are also leveraging the scale of our natural gas vehicle program to
improve our understanding of the technology and to provide input about our
experiences to manufacturers and other stakeholders,” continued Mr. Swienton.
“As a leader in alternative fuel solutions for the commercial transportation
industry, we are committed to sharing these insights so the market can
continue to make investments that ultimately bring down cost and improve
performance of new technologies like natural gas vehicles.”

Customers can tap into Ryder’s extensive North American infrastructure, along
with its trained technicians, and experience to ensure the safe operation,
maintenance, and fueling of natural gas vehicles. Ryder’s alternative fuels
sales team can also help advise businesses determine which vehicle
configurations work best for their specific applications.

In addition to making natural gas vehicles available for rent or lease,
Ryder’s “Flex-to-Green Lease” solution is designed to ease the transition to a
greener fleet. Businesses that opt for Ryder’s Flex-to-Green Lease start out
with a diesel-powered vehicle today and then have the option to convert to a
natural gas vehicle after one year. Flex-to-Green customers enjoy all the
maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease.

Ryder became the first outsourced fleet provider to offer heavy duty natural
gas vehicles for the leasing and rental industry through a groundbreaking
natural gas vehicle project with the San Bernardino Associated Governments
(SANBAG) in Southern California. Ryder’s partnership with SANBAG and the
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Clean Cities Coalition
includes the deployment of 202 heavy duty natural gas-powered vehicles, made
available to customers for rent or lease or through Ryder’s dedicated
logistics services. As part of the project, Ryder is building two natural gas
fueling stations and has equipped three maintenance facilities for the indoor
servicing of natural gas vehicles in Fontana, Orange, and Rancho Dominguez,
Calif. The $38.7 million project is being funded as part of a joint
public/private industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the
California Energy Commission, and Ryder.

Ryder’s natural gas fleet includes both compressed and liquefied natural gas
vehicles that are currently deployed in customer operations in California,
Arizona, and Michigan. For additional information about Ryder’s natural gas
vehicle program, visit www.ryder.com/alternativefuels. To learn how Ryder
makes commerce flow more efficiently and sustainably for everyone, download
the Company’s latest Corporate Sustainability Report at
http://www.ryder.com/aboutus_home.shtml.

                                 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 included Ryder in its “Green Partners” listing for five
years in a row, and Newsweek has included Ryder for three years in a row in
its ranking of the top 500 green U.S. companies. Ryder is a charter member of
the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean
Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement
Award and has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the
Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. A member of the American Red Cross Annual
Disaster Giving Program, Ryder is proud to support 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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