Ryder Named 2023 Top Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics
Ryder System, Inc., a leading supply chain and fleet management solutions provider, has once again been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and efficiency. For the 15th consecutive year, Ryder has been named a “Green Supply Chain Partner” in the Inbound Logistics “G75” special section. This prestigious award honors the top 75 third-party logistics providers that prioritize sustainability in their operations.
Ryder’s President of Supply Chain Solutions, Steve Sensing, emphasized the company’s dedication to reducing environmental impacts for both its customers and its own operations. By implementing LEAN methodologies in its warehouses, Ryder continually maximizes efficiency and minimizes waste. The company also invests heavily in technology to optimize its transportation and supply chain networks. Furthermore, Ryder collaborates with manufacturers of advanced vehicle technology, including electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure.
In line with its commitment to sustainability, Ryder recently introduced RyderElectric+TM, a comprehensive solution to assist customers in navigating the evolving EV landscape. RyderElectric+ offers a transition roadmap, providing electrification advisors, vehicles, charging infrastructure, telematics, and maintenance services. Additionally, Ryder plans to add up to 4,000 BrightDrop electric vans to its lease and rental fleet by 2025.
Ryder’s dedication to sustainability extends to its dedicated transportation business as well. The company invests in fuel-efficient tractors and employs strategies such as weekly route planning, predictive analytics, and optimized co-mingle returns to drive fewer miles and minimize idle time. Ryder also prioritizes driver training on techniques to reduce fuel consumption and fleet emissions.
In its managed warehouses, Ryder utilizes electric forklifts, LED lighting, and energy-efficient building systems to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The company stays at the forefront of advanced technologies, such as automated storage and retrieval systems, to maximize storage capacity and optimize productivity.
Ryder’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond its own operations. The company contracts vendors to recycle or refine and reuse waste materials, including used oil and oil filters, at its maintenance shops and fueling locations. Ryder also collaborates with select suppliers that prioritize landfill waste diversion and focus on waste reduction and recycling/reuse.
Ryder’s sustainability initiatives have garnered significant recognition from customers, industry associations, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company has received awards such as the SmartWay High Achiever Award, SmartWay Excellence Award, and SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award.
As a leading logistics and transportation company, Ryder provides a wide range of services, including supply chain solutions, dedicated transportation, and fleet management. With operations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing over 95 million square feet.
Ryder is renowned for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce.
Ryder’s consistent recognition as a “Green Supply Chain Partner” for 15 consecutive years underscores its unwavering commitment to sustainability and efficiency. By prioritizing environmental stewardship and embracing advanced technologies, Ryder continues to set the standard for sustainable logistics and transportation solutions.