Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ryder Logistics Expert to Discuss North American Cross Border Activity at Inland Distribution Conference

MIAMI, September 24, 2015 – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it will participate at the annual Inland Distribution Conference, October 6 – 8, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn.  Eugenio (“Gene”) Sevilla-Sacasa, Ryder’s Vice President of International Supply Chain Solutions, will be speaking at the conference about Ryder’s industry-leading experience with U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada cross border network services.

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During the Inland Distribution Conference, Mr. Sevilla-Sacasa will participate on a panel titled, “Crossing the Border: Are Canada and Mexico Really the Answer?”  The panel discussion will involve topics such as the history of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), North American cross border trade growth, cross border security, and tactics to avoid delays and extra costs at the borders.  The panel will be held on October 8 at 1:15 p.m. CST inside Ballroom C.

Mr. Sevilla-Sacasa is responsible for overseeing Ryder’s Supply Chain Solution business in Mexico, Canada, and parts of Asia.  Mr. Sevilla-Sacasa holds a M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Instituto Technologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.  He was a past President of the U.S.–Mexico Chamber of Commerce, InterAmerican Chapter, Latin American Board-Member of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and past member of the Society of International Business Fellows.

In addition to the panel, Ryder Director of Customer Logistics for Supply Chain Solutions, Frank Bateman, will present at the event with one of Ryder’s global automotive customers about the types of cross border solutions that the customer has implemented in its operations today. The presentation will take place on October 8 at 2:15 p.m. CST inside Ballroom C.

Ryder provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., as well as in parts of Asia.  In Mexico, Ryder manages more than 3.4 million square feet of warehouse and handles more than 11,200 cross-border freight movements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico a month.  Globally, the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions business segment manages approximately 35 million square feet of warehouse space and contracts with more than 1,600 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves.

The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day.  Ryder employs more than 30,000 people and manages a fleet of more than 216,000 commercial vehicles.

The Inland Distribution Conference, brought to you by the JOC Events and its IHS parent company, is designed for retailers, manufacturers and other companies that utilize trucking, intermodal and seaports and need strategies to manage tight trucking capacity and rising prices associated with today's challenging transportation landscape.  For more information on the conference, visit

About Ryder
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, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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