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Ryder Honored by General Motors as a 2009 Supplier of the Year

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced it was named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for providing world-class supply chain and logistics services to GM. This is Ryder’s fifth time winning the award, which was given recently during a ceremony at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Mich.

“Despite the challenging environment, Ryder continued to exceed our expectations in 2009,” said Bob Socia, Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM. “We want to recognize Ryder and all our suppliers for continuing to support our business with world-class service.”

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 76 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2009.

“Ryder is honored to be recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year,” said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. “This past year has been challenging for all businesses, and we’re proud to have been a part of GM’s success in 2009. We look forward to continuing our 25-year relationship and to reaching new levels of service that will continue to contribute to GM’s quality reputation and success globally.”

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Ryder’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder ranks 399th on the Fortune 500. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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