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Ryder to Sponsor 77th Annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention

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Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) , a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, today announced that it will serve as a Diamond Anniversary sponsor of the 77th Annual National Beer Wholesalers Associations (NBWA) Convention September 28 – October 1, 2014, in New Orleans, La. The NBWA Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry. Education programs offered during the Convention feature speakers and seminars on a number of topics of importance to beer distributors.

“Beer distributors and wholesalers are facing the need for smarter use of labor, distribution networks, warehousing space, and transportation resources to accommodate rapid changes in this industry,” said John Deris, Ryder Senior Vice President National Sales. “Ryder helps customers make improvements from the brewery to the distribution center to the delivery trucks, generating smarter transportation and supply chain strategies.” One example of how Ryder supports customers is with the adoption of natural gas fleets.

Rueben M. Stokes, Ryder Director of Business Development for Advanced Fuels, will be speaking at an educational seminar at the NBWA Convention about natural gas fleets, with a presentation titled “Making the Switch to Natural Gas: What to Consider, When to Act and How to Do It.” The seminar will take place on September 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Mr. Stokes will be presenting on Ryder’s extensive experience deploying natural gas vehicle technologies and sharing industry expert advice about successfully transitioning fleets to the alternative fuel. At Ryder, Mr. Stokes is responsible for helping businesses convert their diesel truck fleets to abundant, domestically produced, clean and safe natural gas. He also executes Ryder’s natural gas growth strategy, manages alternative fuels projects and new product development.

Ryder is an industry leader in natural gas vehicle solutions for the commercial transportation market with more than 27 million miles of natural gas operating experience. The company has deployed more than 600 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets for Ryder customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana. The company also operates two Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its maintenance facilities in Orange and Fontana, Calif.

Ryder’s food and beverage industry expertise extends beyond transportation, to a full range of supply chain solutions that thousands of companies rely on in order to deliver great customer service, compete more effectively, and focus on their core business. With Ryder as a trusted partner, businesses can tap into Ryder’s industry expertise, national network of maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

To register for the NBWA Annual Convention, visit

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500(R) 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 included Ryder in its “Green Partners” listing for five years in a row. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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