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 33,000 employees around the globe to take a pledge to “Make it Personal. Make it Safe. Make it Home.” 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, safety is a core value and everyday priority at Ryder,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO, Robert Sanchez. “Today we reinforce our commitment to safety by asking our people to sign a pledge to make safety a personal responsibility, whether they are commuting to and from work, or driving professionally to support our customers’ businesses.”
To view a video message from Robert Sanchez about the Company’s participation in World Day for Safety and Health at Work visit http://www.ryder.com/safer-practices.aspx.
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 Chevron, Ericsson, Facebook, 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
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 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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