Company Ranked as “High Performer,” Among Top 2% of All SmartWay Truck Carriers
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, 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). 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.
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Ryder recognized for leadership and environmental performance by U.S. EPA SmartWay as company is ranked as “High Performer,” among the top 2% of all SmartWay Truck Carriers. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Ryder strives to enhance our leadership in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency,” says Steve W. Martin, senior vice president of Ryder’s dedicated transportation solutions business. “Our environmental programs reflect our commitment to conserve resources and associated costs, while investing in our buildings, fleet, and emerging technology to enhance operational efficiencies.”
Ryder ranks within the top 2% amongst thousands of SmartWay truck carriers. SmartWay partners, including shippers, truck carriers, and logistics service providers, report efficiency and air quality performance data to EPA annually, and the EPA aggregates and divides the data, assigning performance ratings. SmartWay “High Performers” are partners whose efficiency and/or air quality performance falls within the top-ranked performance range.
Ryder has been a SmartWay partner since 2006 and supports customers with a series of coordinated measures to reduce their carbon footprint and emissions to SmartWay standards. The company has been honored with SmartWay Excellence Awards in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2021; the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award in 2014; and recognized as a SmartWay “High Performer” in 2020.
Ryder remains focused on reducing our environmental footprint through efficiency and Innovation. Information about Ryder’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives can be found at www.ryder.com/sustainability.
For more information on the SmartWay “High Performer” recognition, visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-high-performer-lists.
About Ryder System, Inc.
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. www.ryder.com
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