We support nationwide disaster relief efforts by doing what we do best - logistics, supply chain, and transportation. We focus dollars, transportation services, and expertise on helping the American Red Cross prepare for disasters and get critical aid where it’s needed.
Ryder works behind the scenes managing critical supply chain, transportation, and fleet functions that keep over 50,000 customers goods moving.
When you choose Ryder, you get access to industry-leading technology, one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, an expansive infrastructure of maintenance facilities and warehouses, and some of the most talented people in the industry.
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- Corporate Giving
Building Stronger Communities
Ryder and the company-funded Ryder Charitable Foundation have a long legacy of building stronger communities where our employees live and work. We believe that investing in people and communities helps make both our world and our company better.
$33Min support to charitable organizations since 2012
$26Mfor disaster response, health, safety, and community initiatives
$7Mto students, including supply chain management and vocational skills
Hunger and Food Insecurity
Ryder supports local Feeding America food banks in many communities where our employees live and work with funding, dedicated volunteers, transportation, and supply chain expertise.
Education and Skills Training
The Ryder Charitable Foundation expands opportunity and diversity in our industry by funding research, scholarships, and internships at some of the nation’s leading universities including Georgia Tech, Howard University, and the University of Tennessee.
Military veterans are an integral part of Ryder’s success. Ryder supports Hiring Our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative that connects veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.
Employee-driven collaboration with charitable organizations support and improve community health, education, equality, and well-being. Here are just some of our charitable partners: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Daughters Against Alzheimer’s, Easterseals, Feeding America, Girl Scouts, and Goodwill Industries.
Ryder Employees are Driven to Give
- Vision, Mission, Values
Vision, Mission, Values
Our VisionTo perfect the supply chains that drive our economy
Our MissionTo responsibly deliver innovative supply chain and transportation solutions that are reliable, safe, and efficient, enabling our customers to deliver on their promises
Principles of Business Conduct
Ryder’s Principles of Business Conduct are in place to ensure that we conduct our business fairly, honestly, and ethically – everywhere we do business, every day.
Our Principles are especially important at Ryder because our entire business model is built on trust. We operate behind the scenes, as trusted partners, managing critical functions for many of the biggest and most well respected companies in the world. As a publicly traded company with thousands of shareholders, including our own employees, we’re counted on to operate ethically and protect their investments. And, because we facilitate commerce through globally connected supply chains, we have a special industry leadership role in the areas of safety and security. In each of our roles we must continually earn trust. That’s why it’s essential that we hold ourselves to consistently high standards in all that we do.
Our Principles form the playbook that keeps us on the right track so we can maintain the trust we’ve worked so hard to earn. To make it easy for you to apply the guidelines in your daily work, we’ve organized the Principles according to Ryder’s four Leadership Competencies: Character, Judgment, Relationships, and Results. When you demonstrate the behaviors that live up to our competencies, and follow the Principles outlined in this document, you’re contributing to Ryder’s reputation as a trusted, ethical, and responsible enterprise. Maintaining this reputation has many benefits. But most of all, it makes us proud to say we work at Ryder.
We are committed to helping build strong, sustainable communities. From giving grants and donations to encouraging our people to volunteer, we’re constantly finding new ways to get involved and make a difference.
As an industry leader, we have a unique opportunity and ability to continually reduce the environmental impacts of our operations and those of the tens of thousands of customers we serve. Whether it’s deploying alternative fuel vehicles, optimizing distribution networks, or operating energy-efficient warehouses, Ryder helps customers reduce emissions and drive long-term value for their businesses. In particular, Ryder is focused on environmental issues related to fuel consumption, vehicle emissions, facility energy use, and automotive waste management.
Ryder devotes considerable resources to ensure that our culture of integrity is steadfast and that our employees and suppliers understand their responsibility to uphold our high standards of ethics and lawfulness. This includes clear documentation of our Principles of Business Conduct, recurring training to reinforce these requirements, monitoring and auditing procedures, and a robust reporting and enforcement program to identify violations and concerns.
Customers and investors tell us that our 42,000 employees are the critical link for excellent service and profitable growth. That’s because our people bring to life our core values of trust, expertise, collaboration, innovation, and safety each and every day. As a result, we can attract and retain diverse talent and do what is right for our customers, the environment, our company and society.
The EPA SmartWay® Program is central to Ryder’s overall emission reduction strategy and is a key sustainability initiative to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). With best-in-class SmartWay Verified Technologies, Ryder offers its customers industry-leading vehicle performance, optimized fuel efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions. Ryder has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a SmartWay Excellence Award, for demonstrating top environmental performance by effectively hauling freight with energy efficient SmartWay carriers. Visit www.epa.gov/smartway/ to review the best technologies for increasing the environmental performance of your fleet.
With nothing more than a vision and a $35 down payment on a Model A Ford truck, Jim Ryder started a business hauling concrete in 1933. It’s been quite a journey, and we’re excited about the future, but we’ll always stay true to our humble, entrepreneurial origins.
- 1930s to 1950s
1930s: The Beginning
Jim wears two wristwatches to remind customers of his commitment to on-time deliveries.
A second truck, a 1934 Ford V-8, doubles the size of the fleet.
The fleet expands to 15 trucks.
Ryder signs a five-truck lease deal with Champagne Velvet Beer, increasing Ryder’s fleet to 20 trucks. By the following year, the fleet grows to more than 50 trucks.
During World War II, Ryder hauls supplies for the U.S. government.
Revenue tops $100,000 for the year.
Ryder provides a dedicated fleet and drivers for daily distribution of The Miami Herald, Ryder’s longest-standing customer.
Ryder’s fleet grows to nearly 500 vehicles. To keep fleets moving beyond Florida, Ryder creates on-site shops at customer locations and opens a network of service locations that pioneer the practice of preventive maintenance.
1950s: The Big R
Ryder acquires its much larger customer, Great Southern Trucking Company, and rebrands its entire fleet with the “Big R” for national reach.
Ryder becomes one of the first transportation companies to join the computer age with the purchase of a 29,000-pound, water-cooled UNIVAC computer to expedite accounting and data processing.
Ryder loads trailers of cargo onto railroad flatcars for the first “piggyback” operation in the southeastern U.S.
Ryder System, Inc. incorporates as a public company and issues 160,000 shares of common stock at $10 per share.
Ryder expands truck leasing and rental operations into Canada.
Ryder is recognized as a leader in the transportation industry by BusinessWeek.
- 1960s to 1970s
1960s: Establishing Our Brand
Ryder is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ryder Preventive Maintenance customers are supported by a new written and hands-on Mechanic Certification Program.
Ryder launches its “one-way” consumer truck rental business to target self-move customers.
Ryder’s commitment to safety and fuel conservation begins long before these concepts became “buzz words.”
Beverly Nannenga becomes Ryder’s first woman driver.
1970s: Fueling Growth
Ryder expands operations to the United Kingdom.
An innovative approach to maintenance secures Ryder's position as an industry leader.
New headquarters location opens.
Revenue exceeds $1 billion.
More than 13,000 “one-way” rental trucks keep America moving.
- 1980s to 1990s
1980s: New Horizons
Motor Carrier Act passes, recasting the structure of the U.S. transportation industry.
Tony Burns is named President and Chief Executive Officer, and adds the role of Chairman when Les Barnes retires two years later.
Ryder celebrates 50 years in business.
Truck leasing expands to Germany.
Ryder names full-time executive to lead its environmental program.
Ryder Distribution Services (RDS) implements North America’s first large-scale Just-In-Time supply delivery system supporting a new state-of-the-art auto plant in Kentucky. RDS ends the decade topping $250 million in annual revenue.
Full Service Lease (FSL) revenue rises to more than $1.5 billion.
1990s: Sharpening Our Focus
Ryder establishes a distinct International Operations business unit.
Ryder links its network of hundreds of maintenance facilities with computers and automated diagnostic tools.
Ryder de Mexico launches with a ceremony at the summer home of Mexico’s president. Operations in Argentina and Brazil open the following year.
Ryder sells familiar yellow “one-way” consumer rental business, and re-brands its fleet with a new logo and colors to focus on commercial customers.
Chairman and CEO, Tony Burns, hires former Burlington Northern Santa Fe executive, Greg Swienton, to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Operations are reorganized and Greg Swienton’s role expands to President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ryder opens web-enabled transportation management center in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas to manage customers’ freight shipments through a network of more than 1,500 providers of ground, air, rail and ocean freight shipping.
Ryder launches its Asia-Pacific headquarters, following the acquisition of Singapore-based Ascent Logistics.
Company launches online tracking tools, and web sites including RyderFleetProducts.com and UsedTrucks.Ryder.com.
Ryder is the first transportation industry to receive the National Safety Council’s highest honor, the Green Cross for Safety medal.
Tony Burns retires from the Board and Greg Swienton is named Chairman.
Ryder acquires U.S.-based General Truck Leasing and RUAN Leasing Company, and expands international operations into Chile.
Ryder opens smaller, more efficient global headquarters in Miami.
Ryder celebrates 35 Years in the U.K.
Ryder marks its golden anniversary in Canada with the acquisition of Ontario-based Pollock National Lease.
Affordable integrated wireless, GPS, and computer technology increases the safety, security, and efficiency of customers’ fleets.
Ryder celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The company publishes its first Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting Ryder’s progress in environmental innovation, governance, safety and security, and charitable giving.
Ryder announces its national charitable partnership with a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross.
Ryder becomes certified as a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) for logistics operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
2010s: Innovating for the Future
Ryder selected as fleet partner in groundbreaking heavy-duty natural gas truck project in Southern California - the first time natural gas vehicles will be deployed into a large commercial truck rental and leasing operation.
Ryder opens its first natural gas vehicle maintenance facility in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. and begins taking delivery of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
Ryder acquires three truck fleet management businesses in California (Carmenita Leasing, Inc., The Scully Companies, Inc., and B.I.T. Leasing Inc.), increasing the company’s presence in the western U.S.
Ryder joins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program and becomes a member of the Veteran Employment Advisory Council.
Company launches RydeSmart® 3.0, the next generation of its innovative onboard telematics system to provide greater usability and vehicle intelligence to fleet management end users.
Chairman and CEO Gregory T. Swienton retires and Robert E. Sanchez, Ryder’s Chair of the Board and President is named Chief Executive Officer.
Ryder unveils its first advertising campaign in nearly 20 years, using a new tagline “Ever better” to highlight its expansive array of services for business.
The Company introduces the industry’s first ever female-friendly vehicle package for lease, including 15 unique specifications to better meet the needs of female drivers.
Awards and Recognition
We’re extremely proud of the work we do and we’re happy that it hasn’t gone unnoticed, but don’t expect us to rest on our past achievements. We are continuously striving for new ways to support our customers, employees, and the communities where we work and live.
Ryder was honored with a Beacon Award in the “Trade and Logistics” category. The awards honor companies and individuals for outstanding contributions to Miami-Dade County’s economy in the areas of job creation, business expansion, corporate citizenship, and leadership (2015).
Ryder received the Annual Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award, which recognizes Ryder for its commitment to improving the academic success of all students through its support of Neva King Cooper Educational Center, a special needs school for children and young adults (2010).
Ryder was recognized with this award for exceeding Cisco’s customer expectations in service supply chain innovation and collaboration within the Cisco service ecosystem (2011, 2012).
Ryder received the Supplier of the Year Award by Cisco. This prestigious award recognizes Ryder for achieving the highest average Global Balance Scorecard performance in the Innovation and Distribution/Warehousing categories (2010).
Ryder was recognized as a top supplier for driving value and performance in fleet operations, as well as for improving safety and driving techniques, tire management, fuel purchasing, and supporting idle reduction initiatives (2006).
Ryder received Delphi’s Above & Beyond Award, a Pinnacle award given annually to Delphi suppliers, for providing service that exceeded, or went above and beyond Ryder’s contractual obligations (2009, 2010).
Ryder was honored with Delphi’s inaugural Logistics Excellence award for the third and fourth quarter (2006).
Ryder was the first recipient of Delphi’s Provider of the Year award for overall logistics excellence (2006).
Ryder received the Supply Partner Award from Domino’s Pizza for consistently delivering outstanding results in support of Domino’s operations. Ryder was one of only seven companies that received this recognition (2010).
Ryder was honored as a top supplier with the Qualitas Award by global automotive manufacturer Fiat Group (2007).
Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions team has been repeatedly recognized as a Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. Supplier performance is based on quality, service, technology, and price (2004 – 2007, 2009 – 2013, 2018).
Ryder was honored by GM for overall excellence in supporting GM’s product efforts during ceremonies at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Supplier performance is based on quality, cost and delivery, as well as contributions to production and concept vehicles GM unveils at the NAIAS (2006).
Ryder received the Overdrive award, a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement across the key priorities for GM’s global purchasing and supply chain organization (2022).
Ryder earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2019 in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Ryder was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement (2015, 2016, 2019).
Ryder was named a Hall of Fame Supplier for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and competitiveness (2006).
On four occasions, Ryder was honored for its quality service as a top supplier of Lucent Technologies’ Supply Chain Networks group (2001, 2003 – 2005).
Ryder was presented the Award of Excellence for unsurpassed customer service, product innovation and leadership in global logistics (2006).
Ryder was presented with two prestigious Supplier Awards by its customer, PepsiCo, during the 2017 PepsiCo Global Summit. Ryder Director & GM of Fleet Products Scott Gates was recognized for the Parts partnership with Ryder Fleet Management Products, and Ryder executives Chuck Ott and Lea Matias won the Outstanding Partnership Award for the Tropicana launch (2017).
Philips Consumer Electronics recognized Ryder for its quality logistics services (2007).
For two consecutive years, Ryder received the “Excellent Award” in the Value Improvement category for being a top logistics supplier by meeting Toyota's highest standards in quality, delivery, diversity and value improvement for parts and materials (2005, 2006).
Ryder received Toyota’s Carrier of the Year Award in the category of “Truck Intermodal Logistics Partner of the Year.” Ryder was one of only four companies that were recognized with Toyota’s Carrier of the Year Award (2010).
Ryder was recognized for its minority sourcing program with the Outstanding Minority Development Award from TMMK (2009).
Ryder was recognized for its Kaizen efforts on behalf of Toyota with the Outstanding Kaizen Performance Award (2009).
Ryder received the “Superior Award” in the Value Improvement category for being a top logistics supplier by meeting Toyota's highest standards in quality, delivery, diversity, and value improvement for parts and materials (2007).
For two consecutive years, Ryder demonstrated proven performance in the following areas: Strategic Management, Cost Savings, Performance, Quality Engineering and Safety Leadership (2003, 2004).
Toyota North America has honored Ryder with its “Innovation Award for Over-the-Road Transportation Provider Supporting Manufacturing Operations” for driving significant improvements in supply chain capability, efficiency, and cost (2023).
Ryder received the Supplier of the Year Award by Cisco. This prestigious award recognizes Ryder for achieving the highest average Global Balance Scorecard performance in the Innovation and Distribution/Warehousing categories (2010).
In 2019, Ryder was recognized as a supplier of the year by its truck rental and lease customer, the United States Postal Service. Ryder was recognized for being a flexible and transparent transportation partner and helping the USPS to be more efficient and successful in its supply chain, while growing customer demand.
Ryder was named Global Visteon Important Partner of the Year (2005).
Ryder was recognized by the Visteon Important Partner program as a top supplier of transportation in North America. The program awards outstanding suppliers that go above-and-beyond meeting expectations (2002, 2004).
For two consecutive years, Ryder was named one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity in this publication’s annual survey of corporate diversity. Ryder was the only transportation and supply chain industry in the listing (2007, 2008).
Ryder was named a “W” company by the Women on Boards for having a board with more than 20 percent women (2013, 2017).
Ryder was selected as a recipient of the MVE for Military for its recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans (2013 - 2017).
Ryder was honored by the ESGR, an agency of the Department of Defense, for its outstanding service and continuing support to the National Guard and Reserve (2005).
Presented to three Florida-based companies each year. The Above and Beyond Award is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits. (2021)
Amparo Bared, Ryder Vice President of HR, was presented with Florida Diversity Council’s Florida Glass Ceiling Award for her leadership excellence (2014).
Karen Jones, Ryder Chief Marketing Officer, was selected as a Most Powerful and Influential Woman by the Florida Diversity Council in 2014, and Delores Lail, Ryder Vice President of Sales for the Southeast Region, was selected for the honor in 2016.
Recognized as one of the top companies in the United States dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion as part of Forbes’ fourth annual list of America’s Best Employers For Diversity in 2021. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 50,000 Americans who work for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to find which companies they recognized as the most devoted to promoting and exemplifying diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Forbes surveyed 5,000 U.S. veterans working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Veterans were asked to rate their employers on a variety of general and veteran specific topics. Out of the thousands of companies eligible for this recognition, only 200 are being recognized.
Forbes ranked Ryder among America's Best Employers for Women in 2018.
For two consecutive years, Ryder was recognized for going beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implementing strategies to reach Hispanic consumers and increase business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers (2008, 2009).
The 2013 Hispanic Business 50 Influentials list, which showcases the diversity that characterizes the American socioeconomic landscape, featured Ryder Vice President and Controller of Finance, Cristy Gallo-Aquino (2013).
On four occasions, Ryder has been honored by Latina Style magazine as one of the top companies for Latinas (1998, 2003, 2005, 2008).
Legacy Miami named Ryder Vice President of Maintenance and Quality Operations Mel Kirk among South Florida’s “50 Most Powerful Black Professionals” in 2013; Ryder Group Director Samuel Johnson in 2014; and Director of Corporate Accounting Jay Anderson in 2015 (2013 – 2015).
Ryder Senior Financial Analyst Gershon Blyden was selected by Legacy Miami Magazine as one of Miami-Dade County’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2014 (2014).
Ryder Director of Customer Loyalty and Retention Sofia Samuels was named on Legacy Miami’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business” list (2012).
Ryder was named Corporation of the Year in the transportation category in recognition of its supplier diversity program (2009).
For two years in a row, Ryder was recognized by Military Friendly® with the Military Friendly ® Employer designation proving to be "Better for Veterans." Military Friendly is the standard that measures an organization's commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. (2020-2021)
In 2023, Ryder was recognized in the 14th annual Military Times Best for Vets: Employers ranking which is based on the results of a voluntary survey that asks companies about their policies, practices and benefits for veterans and their families. The survey captures the areas of greatest importance to transitioning service members, veterans, and their families when looking for an employer. Recruitment and employment practices, as well as retention and support programs, were given the most weight and importance in scoring and final rankings.
Ryder was honored as one of the top five companies in South Florida for black professionals for its proven and implemented diversity management programs (2005).
The Office of the Secretary of Defense honored Kendall Rosser, Ryder Manager of Vehicle Sales, with an “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve” award for being a patriotic employer who contributes to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force (2014).
Robert Sanchez was presented with Diversity Journal’s CEO Leadership in Action Award for his achievements, leadership, commitment, and most importantly, his engagement in Ryder’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives (2014).
Profiles in Diversity Journal named Vice President and CFO of Supply Chain Solutions Darcee Scavone on its 2012 “Women Worth Watching” list, and VP and Deputy General Counsel Flora Perez on its 2013 list. The program celebrates the achievements and personalities of leading women executives (2012, 2013).
Profiles in Diversity Journal named Patrick Pendergast a 2017 Diversity Leader for leading the way in diversity and inclusion. The annual award is presented to companies, organizations and governments that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion, and the diversity officers working to achieve that goal. It recognizes outstanding standards aligning diversity initiatives as a catalyst for change to enhance business outcomes (2017).
Recognizes women who make tremendous strides in gender equality. 2023 winners (2): Joanna Hutton; Leslie Karr; 2022 winners (6): Angie Hargesheimer; Jenni Meyer; Kathryn Venis; Susan Stencel; Veronica Millares; Yvonne Mauriello; 2021 winners: Amy Carroll, Marilyn Pape: Manager; Lindsey Trent; Jessica Weaver; Stacey Weidner
Since 2019, numerous women from Ryder have been named annually to Redefining the Road Magazine's "Top Women to Watch" list (2019-2023).
Ryder, nominated by Liberty Power, was recognized by the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, which honors the achievements of South Florida's top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to Supplier Diversity (2013).
Cherie Brinkerhoff, vice president of supply chain solution; Cristy Gallo-Aquino, senior vice president, controller, and principal accounting officer; and Mauryo Jones, vice president for safety, health, and security received the honor in 2023; Karen Jones, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, received the 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for accomplishments, mentorship, and examples that set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Ryder was recognized with the Diversity in Action Award for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and making a positive contribution to the community (2012).
Ryder earned special recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. (TEMA) for minority business enterprise development efforts in a supplier diversity program (2012).
Ryder received Trucking HR Canada's Achievement of Excellence for Women in the Workplace award, which is presented annually to a top fleet employer that has demonstrated a commitment to gender equality and ensuring that women are represented and supported within their workplace (2021).
In 2019 Ryder was recognized by the United States Navy Reserve as one of America’s Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers during the annual Navy Employer Recognition event in San Diego, CA. Since Nov. 2011, Ryder has employed more than 8,000 veterans across the U.S. and increased the percentage of veterans among its workforce to more than 10% in 2019.
Ryder was named a finalist for demonstrated leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded, ill, and injured veterans as well as military caregivers in their search for meaningful employment (2015).
Ryder was selected for overall excellence in hiring and retaining veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses (2017). Ryder was named a finalist for the award in 2014.
Ryder was named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award. Ryder was among the 25 businesses nominated for five awards because of demonstrated leadership in addressing the challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in their search for meaningful employment (2012).
Ryder was recognized by VeteransPlus for promoting financial literacy among veteran and military service members (2013).
For three consecutive years, Ryder was recognized for women board leadership as one of four Florida companies to have four women directors (2006 – 2008).
Ruth Lopez, director of transportation management, received the Influential Women in Trucking Award from Women in Trucking (2019).
Ryder has been named to Women in Trucking's "Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation" list, which highlights companies in the industry that are friendly for women in both driver and professional capacities (2019-2023).
Ryder was named a 2015 Corporate Champion for being a company with 20% of its board seats held by women (2015).
Darcee Scavone, Ryder VP & GM of Automotive & Aerospace Industrial Operations, was named a “Woman of Influence” by YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, whose mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all (2014).
- Environmental and Sustainability
Ryder was recognized as a Clear Air Champion by the Tucson and Phoenix Clean Cities Coalition for being a major contributor to the development of alternative fuel vehicle technologies in the state of Arizona (2012).
Since 1990, Ryder has been included in the Index for meeting Calvert’s social criteria in the following areas: environment, workplace issues, product safety, community relations, military weapons contracting, international operations and human rights, and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples.
Ryder was recognized in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 who have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance regarding carbon disclosure practices (2011, 2015).
Computerworld ranked Ryder as one of the top “green” users of IT for being energy efficient and maintaining the environmental ethic in the corporate culture (2008).
Ryder was named to the Food Logistics Top Green Providers list. Ryder’s inclusion on this list reflects the company’s leadership in providing food and beverage companies with green transportation and logistics solutions (2012 – 2017).
or two consecutive years, Ryder was awarded GMI’s highest possible rating, a perfect 10, for corporate governance and corporate behavior. The rating system incorporates hundreds of data points across six broad categories of analysis: board accountability, financial disclosure and internal controls, executive compensation, shareholder rights, ownership base and takeover provisions, plus corporate behavior and environmental, health and safety issues (2006, 2007).
For the 15th consecutive year, Ryder was named one of the top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics (2009-2023).
Ryder Canada was recognized by IHSA for operating three consecutive years with a cost rate frequency and injury frequency at 20 percent below the industry average (2013, 2014).
Ryder was included in the DSI for its demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility (2006).
Ryder and Ryder customer, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, were chosen for this prestigious award that recognizes third-party logistics providers who work closely with their customers to demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable supply chain practices (2012).
Ryder was named a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Medal and was the first company in the supply chain and transportation management industry to be so recognized (2001).
Ryder was recognized for its environmental leadership in the transportation sector and overall. The Newsweek Green Rankings comprehensively assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in America and around the world (2011, 2012).
Ryder was recognized with the 2011 NGV Achievement Award by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation and Natural Gas Vehicles for America for the company’s outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural gas as a vehicular fuel (2011).
Ryder was recognized for the safety procedures and quality of services and leadership it has continuously provided the Wedgwood European location (2004).
Ryder was selected as a recipient of the Green Supply Chain Award for being a provider of supply chain solutions that assists its customers in meeting green or sustainable supply chain goals (2008 – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).
TRALA selected Ryder Dedicated driver Willie Anderson as the recipient of its 2017 Driver of the Year Award for being a safe and responsible driver whose contributions have enhanced the overall safety of commercial transportation. TRALA selected Ryder Dedicated driver Danny Daniels in 2015, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) driver James Estepp in 2012, and Ryder SCS driver Lloyd Moreau in 2008 (2008, 2012, 2015, 2017).
Ryder was recognized as an employer whose commuter benefits achieve the National Standard of Excellence (2006).
Ryder was recognized with a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award for supporting policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge is a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge organizations that participate in SmartWay and do an exceptional job supporting the partnership’s freight sustainability goals (2014).
Ryder was named an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency for demonstrating top environmental performance by effectively hauling freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers (2013-2014, 2017).
The EPA honored Bacardi USA with its SmartWay Excellence Award as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency in transportation logistics, together with its partner Ryder. The SmartWay Excellence Award, which is reserved for the top-performing SmartWay Partners, is the EPA’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in reducing overall carbon footprint through effective supply chain planning, operations, and use of transportation partners (2015-2016).
Ryder has been honored with a SmartWay® “High Performer” recognition in the “All Metrics” and “Carbon Metrics” categories from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2023. The SmartWay “High Performer” recognition in “All Metrics” category is reserved for the top 2% of all SmartWay truck carriers that focus on reducing carbon, particulate matter, or nitrogen oxide for every mile traveled and for every ton of freight moved. For the “Carbon Metrics” category, Ryder ranks within the top 10% of all “High Performers” for consuming less fuel for every mile traveled and for every ton of freight moved. Ryder was also recognized as a SmartWay “High Performer” in 2020.
- Industry and Media
JUST 100 list of the top performing companies across all industries, as well as the Industry Leaders list, which includes the 33 top-performing companies by sector. Ryder received the honor in 2022 and 2023.
Ryder has been named to the American Journal of Transportation's annual list of the Top 100 North American Trucking Companies since the award's creation in 2019. (2019-2023)
In 2023, Ryder was recognized by Armstrong & Associates as one of the Top 100 Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) 3PLs.
In 2023, Ryder was recognized by Armstrong & Associates as one of the Top 25 Global Warehousing 3PLs.
In 2023, Ryder was recognized by Armstrong & Associates as one of the Top 25 North American Warehousing 3PLs.
In 2023, Ryder was recognized by Armstrong & Associates with the Top 50 Global Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Award.
In 2023, Ryder was recognized by Armstrong & Associates with the Top 50 U.S. Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Award.
Ryder was honored with the “Third Party Logistics Company” award, presented as part of the Automotive Global Awards. Ryder was honored for demonstrating an outstanding level of achievement in the provision of cost-effective and innovative supply chain solutions (2016 & 2018).
Ryder was ranked as one of the top for-hire carriers in this survey. The blended ranking takes into account revenues, equipment and employment (2021-2022).
Ryder Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Joe Ellis was included in Cyber Defense Magazine's list of Top Global CISOs in 2023 and 2022.
In the 8th consecutive year named among the 500 Most Important Companies in Mexico, Ryder was listed at 336 for 2023 in the Expansión ranking. Expansión is a Spanish-language online news outlet.
Ryder earned recognition in the Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year category for offering world-class innovations, customer-centric solutions, and a culture of excellence to the steel industry.
Ryder vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Solutions for Consumer Packaged Goods Darin Cooprider listed in 2019 to Food Logistics' Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain. The annual award recognizes champions in the global food and beverage supply chain whose achievements and hard work have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation.
Ryder has been named by Food Logistics among the “Top Software & Technology Solutions Providers” (formerly the FL100+), an annual listing of top technology solutions and service providers that are helping food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods companies gain a competitive logistical advantage (2010-2014, 2017-2020, 2022).
For the 12th consecutive year, Ryder has been named among Food Logistics’ Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for providing essential transportation, logistics, warehousing, and distribution support for the food and beverage supply chain (2013–2023).
For two consecutive years, Ryder was recognized as one of America’s best big companies in a special report by Forbes (2007, 2008).
Based on an independent survey of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. (2020 and 2023)
For the 4th consecutive year, Forbes has ranked Ryder among America's Best Employers. For 2018, Ryder ranked at 372 of 500. In addition, Ryder was named the top trucking and supply chain company in the Transportation and Logistics industry category (2015-2017).
Presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the prestigious list evaluates large employers across 25 industries and is based on an independent survey of approximately 45,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 employees in the United States. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. (2015-2018, 2023)
Forbes ranked Ryder among America's Best Employers for Women in 2018.
Based on an independent survey of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. (2020 and 2023)
Forbes used data from FactSet to compile its annual list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Companies. They screened more than 1,000 companies with a market value between $2 billion and $10 billion and only considered companies that also had positive sales growth over the past 12 months and a share price of at least $5. The top 100 ranking is based on earnings growth, sales growth, return on equity and total stock return for the latest 12 months available and over the last five years. They gave more weight to the latest year’s data in the ranking. All data is as of December 9, 2022.
Ryder was named to the ranking, which is based on a composite score from equally-weighted measures of revenue, profits, assets and market value. The 2016 list features public companies from 63 countries that together account for $35 trillion in revenue, $2.4 trillion in profit, $162 trillion of assets, and have a combined market value of $44 trillion (2016).
For the 11th consecutive year, Ryder has been named among FORTUNE® magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in its survey of corporate reputations in the Trucking, Transportation, and Logistics industry. (2013-2023).
Ryder has been named to FreightWaves' "FreightTech 25" List (2023).
Ryder has been named to FreightWaves' "FreightTech 100" List (2020-2023).
Ryder earned the “Best Use of Technology” award for its innovative technology solution to improve the rental customer experience (2015).
Ryder was recognized with The Trucking Company of the Year Award at the 2015 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields. The Trucking Company of the Year Award recognizes the vital role that haulage services provide to the oil and gas industry in the region (2015).
Ryder was selected by the editors at Heavy Duty Trucking for the HDT Sustainability Award at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo for the Company’s Natural Gas Vehicle program and sustainability efforts.
Ryder has been named to Inbound Logistics' "Top 100 Truckers List" consistently since 1996. (1996-2023)
For 16 consecutive years, Ryder has been named among the Top 100 3PLs by Inbound Logistics in its annual 3PL directory (2008-2023).
Ryder named among the Top 10 3PL Excellence Award winners by Inbound Logistics readers (2011-2016, 2022-2023).
Ryder was named a top carrier by Inbound Logistics magazine for providing quality processes and procedures in procurement (2003, 2005, 2008 – 2010).
For 15 consecutive years, Ryder has been recognized for its outstanding investor relations (IR) program. The All-America Executive Team rankings name the best IR professionals and programs by industry. In total, nearly 2,000 companies across ~45 sectors are nominated, and votes for the top spots are cast by analysts and portfolio managers at more than 1,000 firms. (2009-2023)
Ryder was chosen as one of the top five companies in two categories: Best Ranked Financial Disclosure Procedures in North America, and Best Ranked Investor Relations Websites in North America (2012).
IR Magazine Awards
IR Magazine honored Ryder with the “Grand prix for best overall investor relations (mid-cap)” award and presented Bob Brunn, Ryder Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, with the “Best investor relations officer (mid-cap)” award (2015).
For the 7th consecutive year, Ryder is named among the Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs by Armstrong & Associates as published in Logistics Management magazine (2017-2023).
Logistics Management magazine has once again honored Ryder as a top third-party logistics provider. For more than three decades, Logistics Management's Quest for Quality Award has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence (2004, 2006 – 2007, 2009 – 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018-2022).
Ryder has been named to Multichannel Merchant's 3PL Directory (2017-2023).
Ryder executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Frank Lopez, has been included in N2Growth’s 2023 LEADERS40: Top CHRO List. The accolade celebrates the most influential and innovative HR leaders from around the world, with Frank standing tall among peers from other renowned organizations.
In 2021, Ryder was named as one of Newsweek: America's Most Responsible Companies 2021 for the second consecutive year. (2020-2021)
Ryder ranked at #31 in the “Transport, Logistics & Packaging” category.
Security Magazine listed Ryder’s Group Director of Global Security Bill Anderson as one of the security industry’s Most Influential Executives. Mr. Anderson was honored for his role as a thought leader who has elevated public discussion around collaboration between government agencies and the private sector to improve supply chain security (2011).
In its most comprehensive ranking for corporate, institutional, and government organizations, the Security 500 Benchmarking Survey named Ryder as one of the top companies for security practices in the Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Warehousing industry sector (2006, 2007, 2009-2015). In 2009, the publication ranked Ryder number one on the list for best security in the transportation and logistics industry. Ryder was previously ranked 143rd in 2007 and 263rd in 2006.
Ryder executive vice president and chief human resources officer Frank Lopez was awarded by South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine for excellence in HR.
In 2023, Ryder CEO Robert Sanchez was once again named one of South Florida Business Journal’s “Power Leaders 250” for the fifth consecutive year. The annual list honors 250 of the most influential executives from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties' private and public sectors (2019-2023).
COOP by Ryder featured on the inaugural South Florida Business Journal INNO's Fire Awards in 2022
For the second consecutive year, the South Florida Business Journal recognized Ryder female executives among the Most Influential Business Women for their career achievements, exceptional leadership, and community involvement. The 2020 honoree is Ryder VP of Corporate Communications & Ryder Charitable Foundation Amy Federman, while the 2019 honoree was EVP & CMO Karen Jones.
South Florida Business Journal has consistently recognized Ryder for their philanthropic contributions (2015-2022).
Ryder ranked at 35 out of 50 listed companies that are ranked by its South Florida employee count. (2021-2023)
Ryder SVP & CIO Mel Kirk was recognized at the third annual Apogee Awards, an awards program created by SFBW magazine to recognize distinguished leaders who hold C-Suite positions, representing Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The awards are based on nominations by the public and research by SFBW (2016).
Ryder was recognized as a finalist in the 2014 Southwest Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields. The Awards champion companies that display best practice in the key areas of operational excellence, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and excellence in health & safety (2014).
Ryder was recognized with The Trucking Company of the Year Award at the 2015 Southwest & Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields. The Trucking Company of the Year Award recognizes the vital role that haulage services provide to the oil and gas industry in the region (2015).
The premier resource for supply chain intelligence, strategy, and innovation, SupplyChainBrain, named Ryder one of the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners annually since 2003, based on an extensive survey of industry professionals (2003-2022).
Ryder was recognized for innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions (2019 & 2021-2023).
Honorees in the Practitioner Pros to Know category are recognized for making a substantial impact on their own companies. Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Ryder Group Director of Supply Chain Operations, is recognized for his leadership in the development and implementation of an e-commerce fulfillment solution set to transform the way many manufacturers do business online, offering an alternative to third-party marketplaces by fulfilling orders of manufacturer products direct to consumers.
The following Ryder executives have been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive: Karen Jones, chief marketing officer and head of new product development; Kendra Phillips, chief technology officer and vice president new product development for supply chain solutions; Bob Brunn, senior vice president of investor relations, corporate strategy, and new product strategy; Michael Plasencia, group director for RyderVentures and new product strategy (2021); vice president for Ryder Last Mile Patrick Coughlin (2019), vice president Supply Chain Solutions Norman Brouillette (2018); group director of continuous improvement Will Johnson (2017); vice president and general manager of Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial Operations Darcee Scavone (2016); vice president of Dedicated Contract Carriage Steve Martin (2014); VP of Retail for Supply Chain Solutions Chris Merritt (2012); Ryder’s VP of Supply Chain Excellence Steve Martin (2010); president of Global Supply Chain Solutions, John Williford (2009); and SVP and GM of Supply Chain Solutions Tom Jones (2007, 2008).
Ryder was recognized for being one of the leading supply chain solution and service providers at the forefront of enabling 21st century supply chains (2008, 2010, 2015).
Ryder was recognized as a finalist for the Trucking Company of the Year Award in the 2016 Texas Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields. The Awards champion companies that display best practice in the key areas of operational excellence, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, and excellence in health & safety (2016).
For two consecutive years, Ryder Mexico Managing Director Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa was recognized as a top influencer in Mexico’s transportation industry (2007, 2008).
Ryder was named to Greater Toronto’s Top Employers list, which recognizes the Greater Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work (2016, 2017).
For the 21st consecutive year, Ryder was recognized for being a top transportation management and logistics solutions company, ranking 9th place in 2023 (2003-2023).
In 2023, Ryder was ranked #10 out of 100 top logistics solutions companies in North America (2004-2008 & 2018-2023).
Ryder has placed in the top 5 spots of Transport Topics' Top 100 Dry Storage Warehousing Firms annually since 2016.
Ryder named among the top 100 freight brokerage firms in North America (2021-2023).
In 2023, Ryder was ranked #10 out of 100 top logistics solutions companies (2004–2008 & 2018-2023).
Ryder Canada, Supply Chain Logistics was named one of the top trucking companies in Canada for following best practices in such things as health and wellness programs, diversity initiatives, effective communication and respect, and flexible work arrangements, among other proven human resources initiatives (2015-2017).
The Alumnus of Distinction Award was presented to Ryder Chairman & CEO Robert Sanchez. The award recognizes the significant impact Robert has made on the field of engineering and the notable service he has given to UM and the South Florida community. Robert was instrumental in establishing a continuing partnership with UM’s College of Engineering, helping to prepare students for careers in the field. The Ryder System Capstone Project offers seniors valuable hands-on experience, as they take on real-world challenges for the Company (2016).
Ryder was recognized as one of the companies leading the way in world trade (2005).
The Management Top 250 ranking measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength. The ranking is based on an analysis of 34 data inputs provided by 14 third-party sources. Ryder came in at #207 out of a ranking of 252 companies.