Ryder System

Provides truck rental and transportation services.

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11690 NW 105 Street
Miami, FL 33178
Employees: 28,600
CEO: Gregory Swienton
Stock Symbol: R

Website: http://www.ryder.com

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Ryder System, Inc. is a provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide.

Ryder's product offerings include: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, rental and programmed maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to commercial customers; Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which manages the movement of materials and related information from the acquisition of raw materials to the delivery of finished products to end-users; and Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC), which provides a turn-key transportation service that includes vehicles, drivers, routing and scheduling. Ryder serves customer needs throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The company has 165,900 vehicles worldwide and 16,000 customers.

Ryder's stock is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

The company reported revenue of $6.31 billion in 2006, up 10.1% from the previous year, and net earnings of $249.0 million.


1933 - Company founded by James A. Ryder in Miami, FL began by hauling concrete.
First Ryder Truck, a $35 black, 1931 Model "A" Ford.
1934 - A second truck, a 1934 Ford V-8, doubled the size of the flee
1938 - A Miami beverage distributor agreed to lease five trucks, launching Ryder's full-service leasing business.
1945 - Started dedicated contract carriage for The Miami Herald, a relationship that continues today.
1949 - Expanded operations to five branches and 450 trucks.
Revenue from truck leasing and rental activities topped $1 million.
1952 - Became nationally recognized with the acquisition of Great Southern Trucking. Headquarters moved to Jacksonville, FL.
1955 - Ryder System incorporated. Became a publicly-traded company with the issue of 160,000 shares of common stock over-the-counter at $10 per share.
1957 - Headquarters returned to Miami. Began international operations, offering truck leasing and rental in Canada.
1960 - Stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
1982 - Entered aviation business with acquisition of Aviation Sales Company.
1996 - Sold One Way Consumer "Yellow" Truck Rental division.
2005 - Ryder celebrates the opening of the Company's smaller and more efficient New Global Headquarters.


Ryder offers highly competitive compensation and full-featured benefits including medical/dental/life insurance, 401K, profit sharing and child/dependent care assistance.

Updated November 5, 2007