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Ryder Expands COOP, the First-Ever Commercial Vehicle Sharing Platform, into South Florida

January 24, 2019

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 24, 2019--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today the expansion of COOP by Ryder TM into South Florida. The truck sharing platform, the first of its kind for commercial vehicles, initially launched in Atlanta in March 2018. COOP allows fleet owners to safely generate revenue by sharing idle trucks and trailers while providing a new source of rental vehicles from a network of trusted peers. The digital platform is now available in South Florida and expected to be available within the entire state before the end of the year.

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COOP provides immediate access to idle trucks and trailers and makes them available for businesses to rent. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With close to half a million registered commercial vehicles in Florida and a richly diverse mix of businesses that experience seasonality, the South Florida market represents great opportunities for lenders and borrowers of trucks to connect on COOP to generate revenue from idle vehicles and move business forward,” said Rich Mohr, General Manager for COOP by Ryder. “In Atlanta, we witnessed plenty of success in 2018 where more than 300 companies in the metro area reaped the benefits of COOP and we’re confident this innovative service will be a value to businesses in Ryder’s home state of Florida. I would encourage businesses and fleet owners to explore the marketplace to learn how they can profit from their idle vehicles.”

South Florida is home to the Port of Miami, one of the top 10 ports in the U.S. and one of the world leading hubs for global commerce, leading to heightened transportation and trucking needs. The region is also experiencing major capacity constraints stemming from nationwide truck utilization pressure. Seasonality spikes in the area, especially around flower and tourism season, are also contributing to a need for available box trucks, semi-trucks, trailers and refrigerated vehicles in the region. COOP is part of the solution to these challenges.

“We could not be more excited to begin generating revenue from our company vehicles through COOP,” said Mario Allanic, Operations Manager at Brokers Cartage, a Miami-based transportation company that has a commercial fleet of dry and refrigerated vehicles. “We have seen the results of COOP in Georgia and are thrilled to join the platform. COOP is a great tool that makes a lot of sense for us in the South Florida market.”

Atlanta-based companies including The Atlanta Opera, Sutherland’s Foodservice, and Crossover Entertainment Group have seen a notable positive impact on their bottom lines from lending and borrowing underutilized trucks with COOP. In less than a year, the digital platform has generated substantial results for businesses:

Companies that have used COOP to share its trucks have generated nearly $7,000 on average since signing onto the platform Several COOP lenders have netted over $30,000 on the platform

Since launch, the digital platform has been enhanced to include Ryder’s 24/7 roadside assistance and free Uber™ rides to a pick-up location for borrowers. In addition, COOP offers a revenue calculator to assist lenders with estimating their earning potential. Based on user feedback, replacement vehicle coverage and advanced user ratings were added to the platform as well. In early 2019, lenders will also be able to set their own prices and access revenue summary analytics. Additionally, a mobile application will be available for Android and iOS users in 2019.

How COOP works

COOP is a peer-to-peer sharing platform that allows businesses to simply and safely rent commercial vehicles from each other. Fleet owners can list their vehicles on the digital platform, set vehicle availability for idle periods, and upon vehicle return receive guaranteed payments from Ryder. All COOP users are vetted to ensure they comply with safety and reliability standards. Each transaction is covered by physical damage insurance and a $1 million liability policy and includes 24/7 roadside assistance.

Businesses interested in joining the program can connect with a COOP expert on COOP.com to learn how to gain access and list idle vehicles on the platform.

About COOP by Ryder™

COOP by Ryder™ is a commercial vehicle sharing platform that links fleet owners with idle vehicles to trusted businesses in need of rental vehicles. COOP’s mission is to make trucks easily shareable for everyone everywhere, affording fleet owners the opportunity to generate revenue from their idle vehicles and providing businesses with an alternative source of rental vehicles. For more information, visit COOP.com and follow COOP on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ryder

Ryder is a Fortune 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. The company’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder, which provides commercial truck rental, truck leasing, used trucks for sale, and last mile delivery services, has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Women” by Forbes. The company is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, world-class safety and security programs, and hiring of military veterans. For more information, visit www.ryder.com or our newsroom, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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CONTACT: Jonathan Mayor

(305) 500-3161

Jonathan_C_Mayor@ryder.com

Amy Federman

(305) 500-4989

Afederman@ryder.com

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SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

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