At Ryder, innovation is what we do.

For 80 years, we have innovated in everything we do. We created an on-time delivery promise with our first truck in 1933. We introduced the first national preventive maintenance program in 1967. We implemented the first-ever natural gas vehicle program to be deployed in a commercial truck leasing and rental operation in 2010. And most recently, we began offering managed maintenance solutions designed to meet the needs of large fleets.

At Ryder, innovation is at the core of who we are and what we do.

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1933

1933

Ryder was founded by James A. Ryder in Miami with one Ford Model A truck.

1938

Ryder began its first full service lease business for Champagne Velvet Beer.
1943

1945

First dedicated contract carriage customer, The Miami Herald – our oldest customer.

1949

Operations had five branches and 450 trucks, revenue topped $1 million.

Shareholder Letter

Reaching new customers and markets is what we do.

At Ryder, there’s a lot to get excited about. Operational excellence. Process improvements. Sustainable innovation. Unprecedented marketing. Best-in-class talent. Market leading technology. And as you’ll see in our Shareholder Letter, we’re also serving exciting new markets, new industries and new customers.

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GREG SWIENTON // Executive Chairman
ROBERT SANCHEZ // President and Chief Executive Officer

1953

1955

Incorporated and "went public".

1957

Expanded truck leasing and rental into Canada.

1960

Listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:R).

Driving Demand

Leveraging market trends is what we do.

Some companies drive demand by leveraging significant macro business trends. Others depend on their infrastructure and core technology. And still others draw on their powerful legacy. At Ryder we do all three – and as our record shows, it’s working.

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1963

1967

Ryder introduced preventive maintenance program.

Entered European market with first operations in the United Kindgom.
1973

Performance Indicators

Measuring success is what we do.

We believe it’s essential to measure success and understand the drivers of our progress – and share what we learn. That’s why we make our Performance Indicators readily accessible. Just click below. As you’ll see, transparency and accountability is what we do.

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1978

Corporate revenue surpassed the $1 billion mark
1983

Segments

Developing new customer solutions is what we do.

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FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

Dennis Cooke // President – Global Fleet Management Solutions
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Supply Chain Solutions

John Williford // President – Global Supply Chain Solutions
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1987

Added first supply chain solutions customer, Toyota.

1994

Acquired LogiCorp, a logistics management company
1993

Responsibility

Acting responsibly is what
we do.

For Ryder, sustainability means delivering success for every stakeholder: shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and communities where we work and live. Our solutions ease complexity for companies of all sizes, provide careers for an ever more diverse population, and give back to our communities. Ryder’s contributions to the economy and society start with a commitment to getting the right results, the right way.

1997

Named the Most Admired Highway Transportation company by FORTUNE Magazine. Ryder went on to be named to FORTUNE’s list more than a dozen times.

2000

Gregory T. Swienton named President and Chief Executive Officer – reorganized operations to improve business model and reduce barriers between business units.
2003

2004

Launched Ryder Safety Services site – an industry resource for safety products and services.

Financials

Delivering results is what we do.

We delivered operating revenue growth of 5% and a comparable earnings per share increase of 16% despite a soft economy in 2012.

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2006

Celebrated 50 years as a publicly traded company and marked a half-century as an international business, with operations in Canada.

2010

Announced first-ever natural gas vehicle program to be deployed in commercial truck rental and leasing.

2011

Opened Ryder’s first natural gas vehicle maintenance facility.

2012

Ryder introduced RydeSmart Telematics – a technology that integrates data from GPS, cell tower and on-board computers to connect customers with real-time information about vehicle location, speed, engine diagnostics, idle time and direction.

2012

Launched Ryder FleetCARE 2.0 technology to critical fleet information that will help customers make informed decisions.
2013

2013

Robert E. Sanchez promoted to President and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2013, as he succeeds retiring Chairman and CEO Gregory T. Swienton.