Ryder First in Supply Chain Industry to be Awarded SAFETY Act Certification from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

January 19, 2015

Recognized for Supply Chain Security Practices

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it is the first third-party logistics provider to be awarded SAFETY Act Certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its global supply chain security program. The SAFETY (Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) Act provides important liability protections for providers of products and services with anti-terrorism benefits. The SAFETY Act award is not only a validation of Ryder’s effective anti-terrorism security practices, but it also affords liability protections from third-party claims arising from an act of terrorism to Ryder customers who employ the company’s certified supply chain services. This certification places Ryder on the DHS “Approved Product List for Homeland Security.”

Ryder received the Certification for the physical, technical and procedural security measures the company has put in place to ensure the secure shipment of goods transported across international borders into the United States. This includes conducting supply chain risk assessments; policies and procedures for selecting and monitoring business partners; a detailed record-keeping and shipment monitoring program; vetting new hires and training Ryder personnel on global supply chain security threats; and a comprehensive auditing program. The Certification also recognized Ryder’s risk assessment processes; cargo security methods; physical security systems; on-board technologies; and suspicious activity targeting program.

“The SAFETY Act Certification validates Ryder’s industry-leading supply chain security program,” stated John Williford, President, Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. “We remain committed to collaborating with government agencies and law enforcement, through participation in programs such as the SAFETY Act, to improve homeland security and ensure the safety of our people, customers, operations, and communities.”

Earlier this year, Ryder was also the first company in the truck rental and leasing industry to be awarded SAFETY Act Designation for its customer screening process for vehicle rental, lease and sales, as well as for enhanced security measures the company takes to secure its fleet during times of heightened security threats.

Ryder is certified as a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) for its operations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia, as well as in the Canada Partners in Protection (PIP) program. C-TPAT is a joint U.S. government-business initiative supported by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection that promotes global supply chain security and reduces border vulnerabilities. PIP is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program that enlists the cooperation of private industry to enhance border and trade chain security, combat organized crime and terrorism and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling. These customs security programs aim to prevent the use of the supply chain to facilitate a terrorist attack and the smuggling of drugs, illicit goods, people and money.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain 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. 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 Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and on our Online Newsroom.

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