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Sep 14, 2017 10:55 UTC

Ryder to Showcase Innovative Truck Technologies at the BevOps Fleet Summit

MIAMI--(Business Wire)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a sponsor of the 12th annual BevOps Fleet Summit, hosted by Beverage Industry magazine. The Summit, a learning and information sharing experience for warehousing, operations, and fleet management, will be held from September 19 – 22, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz. Ryder Chief Technology & Procurement Officer Scott Perry and Ryder Director of National Sales – Next Generation Vehicles Rueben Stokes will be conference presenters.

Mr. Stokes will moderate the Summit’s Problem Solver Roundtable Luncheon on Wednesday, September 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The roundtable will offer attendees the opportunity to discuss different topics facing their businesses in a relaxed setting that fosters learning and networking.

Mr. Perry will be a panelist on the Green Fleets Panel from 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. He’s one of three experts from the natural gas, propane, and electric vehicle realm, who will update attendees on implementations within the beverage distribution market and discuss whether lower petroleum-based fuel prices have changed the conversation.

On September 21, the Summit will also host a Ride & Drive/Equipment Demo event at the Wild Horse Motorsports Park, in which attendees and sponsors will have the opportunity to test beverage vehicles and equipment through an exciting experience. Ryder will showcase a brand new 2018 Volvo VNR 300, a lightweight, efficient daycab that delivers the maximum in payload and maneuverability. The vehicle comes equipped with a lift axle solution for 6x2 tractor configurations, ideal for regional applications. Its Adaptive Loading is designed to help trucks run at peak fuel efficiency and performance, senses weight differentiation, and automatically lifts the axle to reduce friction and save fuel.

Ryder offers a full menu of transportation and logistics solutions for thousands of companies in the food and beverage industry. In fact, the Company serves 10 out of 10 of the top food & beverage companies in the country, with source to shelf solutions, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder’s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.

The four-day conference will address business challenges and industry trends in today’s beverage marketplace, as well as feature an exclusive tour of a local beverage distributor, 40 sponsor exhibits, and a golf outing.

To learn more about BevOps, visit

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Ryder System, Inc.
Jennifer Hanlon, 305-500-4547
David Bruce, 305-500-4999