USHCC Welcomes Ryder System, Inc. as New Corporate Partner

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is pleased to announce that Ryder System, Inc. has joined the organization as its newest corporate member. Ryder, Inc. – a Fortune 500 company – is a leading provider of commercial transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions, with customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

"The USHCC is proud to add Ryder, Inc. to our roster of corporate members. Ryder joins the ranks of some of America's most iconic corporations, including American Airlines, Bank of America, Chase, Ford, GE, Visa and Wells Fargo – all longstanding USHCC corporate partners. Ryder's earned reputation as an industry leader in commercial transportation services make it one of world's most innovative and trusted corporations, and we look forward to working with Ryder in their future endeavors," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez.

Ryder Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) provides numerous cost-effective services that are tailored to the needs of each company. By offering a wide range of lease and service options that include truck rentals, used vehicle sales, fuel and safety services, Ryder allows companies to focus on their business rather than on the demands on time and capital that come with owning and managing a fleet. Ryder's Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) provides counsel to supply chains on how to develop logistical strategies, from concept to completion, in order to bolster performance and customer service.

"Ryder is proud to be a corporate member of the United States Hispanic business community currently and will increasingly have on the U.S. and global economies," said Ryder's Chairman and CEO, Robert Sanchez, a member of the United Way Leadership Circle. "Ryder's membership in the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents us with many opportunities to further out leadership in supplier diversity, while developing mutually beneficial relationships with the Chamber and its list of regarded member companies."

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that together contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce