MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, is a “2023 Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation,” according to Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), for the fifth consecutive year. The award acknowledges top companies that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to fostering a gender-inclusive environment in the transportation workforce. Ryder also earned a place in “The Elite 30,” a new honor this year reserved for companies with the highest number of industry-wide votes.
“We’re proud to exceed industry averages and to accelerate female career growth through programs such as Ryder’s Women Leadership Forum, which has supported the professional development of women leaders for more than a decade,” says Frank Lopez, chief human resources officer at Ryder, who leads the company’s overall diversity and inclusion initiatives.
More than 27,000 transportation professionals, including operations and human resources executives and professional drivers, evaluated Ryder’s nomination in an industry-wide vote.
“Organizations recognized on this impressive list have proven they are supportive of gender diversity by accommodating family and work balance; offering competitive compensation, benefits, and professional growth; and providing career advancement opportunities,” says Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Redefining the Road. “Ryder is commended for earning this award.”
Earlier this year, two of Ryder’s leaders were recognized as part of WIT’s 2023 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” for their significant career accomplishments as well as support of other women in the industry. Ryder also supports WIT’s scholarship program, which helps make technical training and education more affordable for women pursuing a career in transportation.
“It’s incredibly important to recognize companies who align with our mission here at WIT,” adds WIT President and CEO Jennifer Hedrick. “Ryder actively works to overcome barriers, proving that an inclusive, empowering workforce is possible.”
Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in recruitment and hiring of a diverse workforce to develop, promote, and retain the best talent to engage employees and embrace diversity to drive innovation.
“We are exceedingly proud to be an employer of choice,” says Lesley Kerr, Ryder’s vice president of human resources, who also serves on WIT’s board of directors. “Recognizing and appreciating diverse perspectives and experiences is essential to Ryder, and it’s critical to the ever-evolving transportation industry.”
For the full list of Women In Trucking’s “2023 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation,” visit: https://www.womenintrucking.org/press-releases/women-in-trucking-association-names-2023-top-companies-for-women-to-work-for-in-transportation
About Ryder System, Inc.
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. www.ryder.com
About Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar International, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and WM. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
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