MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, is celebrating World Day for Safety and Health at Work by inviting its more than 34,000 employees around the globe to “Drive Safety Home” and follow several road safety tips throughout the week. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign observed on April 28 promoting safe and healthy workplaces. As a proud member of Together for Safer Roads (TSR), Ryder joins its fellow private sector coalition members in leveraging the day as an opportunity to promote and raise awareness of safe driving practices.
“As an industry leader in transportation and logistics, Ryder plays an important role in advancing the safety environment on the road,” said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and CEO. “Safety is one of Ryder’s core values and an everyday priority. Today and every day we reinforce our longstanding commitment to safety by asking our people to make safety a personal responsibility, whether they are commuting to and from work, or driving professionally to support our customers’ businesses.”
TSR is an innovative coalition that brings together global private sector companies, across industries, to collaborate on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes globally. TSR was founded by AB InBev, AIG, and AT&T, and along with Ryder, is comprised of other global private sector companies committed to road safety, including Abertis, Ericsson, Facebook, GM, IBM, iHeartMedia, Octo Telematics, PepsiCo, Republic Services, UPS, and Walmart.
During the week of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Ryder and TSR’s other member companies will be encouraging employees to be safe road users by following a few simple practices:
- Don’t text and drive
- Buckle your seat belt
- Respect speed limits
- Don’t drink and drive
- Perform vehicle inspections
- Be a responsible road user whether walking, cycling, or driving
Ryder will also encourage its employees to share their safety story and how they are helping to “Drive Safety Home” through the Company’s internal communications tool. Customers, partners, and members of the general public are also invited to join Ryder employees in taking TSR’s pledge to be safe road users through Ryder’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram social media pages or by visiting www.togetherforsaferroads.org.
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 Standard & Poor’s 500 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 www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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