Veteran Employer Background – Transportation and Logistics – Ryder System, Inc.

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Published in the July/August 2013 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Ryder System, Inc., is a Fortune 500 commercial transportation, logistics, and supply-chain management company headquartered in Miami. Ryder is a $6.26 billion company, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and China. The company has 27,700 employees worldwide; almost 23,000 of them work in the United States.

Ryder operates two business segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS). FMS provides full-service leasing, contract maintenance, contract-related maintenance, and commercial rental of trucks, tractors, and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. SCS offers logistics management services, directing the movement of materials, funds, and information from the acquisition of raw materials to the delivery of the finished product to the end-user.

Ryder has opportunities for a variety of workers, including diesel technicians, truck drivers, warehouse workers, sales personnel, logistics engineers and managers; and support personnel in finance, information technology, human resources, and legal work.

Veterans fill a variety of positions, including diesel mechanics, professional truck drivers, and logistics managers. Several hundred employees are currently serving in the National Guard and reserves. The company has found that the logistical, mechanical, and management skills learned through military service are a great asset.

Ryder has already surpassed its goal of hiring 1,000 veterans by the end of 2013. Since joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program in November 2011, Ryder has increased the percentage of veterans in its U.S. workforce from 8 percent to 10 percent and has doubled the number of recently separated veterans hired.

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers