MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced its partnership with Athlete Network to support with recruiting efforts for Ryder Rental and Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) operations manager trainee positions. Athlete Network provides Ryder with access to more than 500 university athletic departments and enables the Company to network with current and former student athletes throughout the country.
“The discipline and leadership skills that college athletes demonstrate translate well into Ryder’s team-oriented business,” said Rich Mohr, Rental Operations Vice President and Global Product Manager, Ryder. “A prime example of this is Ryder’s senior executive Tom Havens, who is featured on the Athlete Network website as an athlete influencer. After a successful college baseball career and two summers playing minor league baseball in the Oakland A’s organization, Tom joined Ryder as a Rental Representative. Over the course of a 25-year Ryder career, he held positions of increasing responsibility, leading to his current role as Senior Vice President and Global Chief of Operations for Ryder’s largest business segment, Fleet Management Solutions.”
Ryder’s Management Training program focuses on developing skills for early career, high potential employees and positions them for expedited career growth within the Company’s Rental and FMS operations segments. Trainees quickly contribute to the top and bottom lines of their assigned location while gaining valuable insight in the areas of sales, customer service, operations, and finance. Employees have the opportunity to explore a variety of internal career options upon completion of the 18-24 month program, including possible relocation to a city of their choosing based on business needs.
"It is an honor to continue to grow our partnership with Ryder as they provide Athlete Network members with opportunities to utilize skills learned on the field into the business world," said Eli Fisher, Athlete Network Vice President and Cofounder. "Ryder really believes in the value of the athlete mindset and consistently places Athlete Network members in positions to excel."
Ryder is also committed to recruiting veterans as the Company’s military recruiting program, which was launched seven years ago, continues to have a positive impact on both the veteran population and the transportation and logistics industry. Ryder has hired more than 6,300 veterans and increased the percentage of veterans among its U.S. workforce to more than 10 percent, since joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program in November 2011.
Additionally, Ryder has a focus on recruiting more women to the industry, specifically veterans. The Company’s Women Veterans Task Force, a panel consisting of women in managerial or supervisorial roles at Ryder who are military veterans, also serves as brand ambassadors and positive voices in the veteran community. Ryder also donates to the Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation, affiliated with the non-profit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., as part of the Company’s giving strategy to support expertise. The donations are meant to help educate the next generation of women transportation professionals by providing student scholarships.
For the past four years, Ryder has been recognized among America’s Best Employers by Forbes. The Company has also been named for the past five years as one of Recruit Military’s Most Valuable Employers for Military, formerly presented by CivilianJobs.com. The award is given to select employers for their recruiting, training, and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans.
Ryder Commercial Rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder serves customers at more than 375 convenient rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, staffed with a dedicated team of knowledgeable rental agents, and stocked with an inventory of over 37,800 recent-model vehicles. All rental vehicles are backed by Ryder’s Rental Service Guarantee.
For more information about career opportunities at Ryder, visit https://ryder.com/careers.
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 www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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