Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

By: Bubbajunk.com

 MIAMI, July 5, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced its top carrier selections for the 2004 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on- time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation. Ryder places more than $2 billion of its customers' freight on selected carriers in all modes of transportation.

The 2004 Ryder Carrier Quality Award Recipients:

    * Byers Transportation System            Canadian LTL Regional
    * DHL Express Canada Ltd.                Canadian National Courier
    * Alliance Shippers                             Intermodal
    * Eagle Global Logistics (EGL)           International Air Commerce
    * Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)  International Maritime Commerce
    * PJAX Freight System                    LTL Midwest Regional
    * Watkins Motor Lines                        LTL National
    * New England Motor Freight              LTL Northeast Regional
    * AAA Cooper Transportation              LTL Southern Regional
    * Estes Express Lines                    LTL Super-Regional
    * Motor Cargo                            LTL Western Regional
    * Pilot Air Freight, Inc.                North American Forwarder
    * Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI)        Truckload Dry Van National
    * Empire Truck Lines                     Truckload Dry Van Regional
    * Triple Crown Services                  Truckload Equipment Reefer/Specialized

"Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2004 who not only provide outstanding service, but also understand the demanding requirements of our supply chain solutions and transportation services and who share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently," stated John Sonia, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "Through Ryder's quality management programs and continuous evaluation of each carrier's performance, we are able to deliver exceptional quality to our customers using the 'best of the best' in the industry."