Ryder Executive Mel Kirk to Speak at 2018 Steel Market Update’s (SMU) Steel Summit Conference
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 22, 2018--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that Mel Kirk, Chief Technology Officer for Ryder Fleet Management Solutions, will speak at the 2018 SMU Steel Summit Conference, which will be held August 27-29 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Kirk oversees the Advanced Vehicle Technology and Product Teams for Ryder’s Global Fleet Management Solutions division and guides the strategic position and development of new fleet products.
On August 28 th, Mr. Kirk will participate in the “Transportation: Dealing with the Priority Issues” panel where he will discuss industry trends, including the topic of advanced vehicle technologies in commercial transportation. Mr. Kirk will also discuss current challenges in the transportation industry including capacity constraints and the driver shortage. In addition, Mr. Kirk will provide insight on the timeline of adoption for evolving and new technologies which are forecasted to alleviate the issues facing today and tomorrow’s transportation landscape.
As the premier steel conference in North America, the summit aims to bring together experts in the fields of economics, market analysis, banking, commodities, international trade, regulation, steel, automotive, construction, and energy markets to discuss what is on the horizon for the North American Steel Market.
Ryder’s investment in emerging technology and the relationships built with providers and manufacturers has positioned the Company as an industry leader in providing innovative solutions that deliver greater functionality, usability, and adaptability for the steel industry.
Additionally, as the transportation landscape becomes more challenging in the metals industry, a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solution provides businesses with a modernized fleet, drivers, maintenance, management, and an on-site logistics manager who works with them to ensure their transportation network is optimized. As a result, customers benefit from best-in-class customer service, reliability, and on-time delivery.
To learn more about Ryder’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Solutions, visit https://ryder.com/solutions/fleet-leasing/advanced-vehicle-technology.
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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