Safety & Environment

Why It Pays to Put Safety in the Driver’s Seat

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 22, 2013

Steer your transportation operation in the right direction: Screen drivers before you hire to build a safety-driven culture. If you’re running a fleet, one of the most important hiring decisions you make has to do with the drivers sitting behind ...

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Preventing Cargo Theft by Fraudulent Carriers

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
April 9, 2013

The trucking industry has been a long-time target of opportunistic and organized crime – from vehicle hijackings to robberies at delivery points. Both carriers and shippers have spent countless resources to prevent this cargo theft. However, crimin...

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5 Ways to Ensure a Safe Supply Chain Environment

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Sustainability
January 31, 2013

The responsibility of ensuring a safe supply chain environment and the challenges that come with it fall with logistics professionals across all industries. The transportation and logistics industry face a particular challenge because its business d...

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Top 10 Reasons Truck Accidents Happen: Know Them to Prevent Them

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
January 22, 2013

Although many accidents that happen today are caused by improper driving, the underlying reasons are often preventable. Last year alone, there were over 500,000 large truck and commercial vehicle accidents. Commercial drivers who are well trained and...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Retro-Reflective Sheeting

Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 21, 2012

Written by Ryder Fleet Products With the introduction of CSA, there has been an increased focus on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 571.108 Standard No. 108, which covers lamps and reflective devices, with a specific emphasis on retro-refle...

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Practical Ways to Go Green and Improve Your Bottom Line

Fleet Products, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
February 14, 2012

In these tough economic times when you're looking for ways to save your "green", why not consider "Going Green"? Going Green not only saves our environment, but can save you fuel, resources and money.  Whether you're a fleet manager or an owner/oper...

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Counterfeit Truck Parts: Can You Tell the Difference?

Fleet Management, Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 7, 2012

Counterfeit automotive and truck parts are estimated to generate $3 billion in the United States, according to Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA).   With a flood of sub-standard, counterfeit parts in the market, it’s important for fl...

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10 Safe Driving Tips for Cold Winter Weather

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
January 31, 2012

We want to make sure you’re prepared this season when things freeze. To ensure a safe and productive winter on the road, follow these simple, yet essential, winter driving tips. Compensate for poor traction by increasing following distance, slo...

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How to Prevent Cargo Theft in Your Operation

Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
January 26, 2012

Written by Bill Anderson, Ryder Today’s economy is driven by a global supply chain where goods move around the world 24/7. As supply chains grow more complex, so does the ability to secure goods.  One of the biggest challenges affecting busines...

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Fresh & Easy Introduces Natural Gas Trucks from Ryder into Fleet

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
August 4, 2011

25 Heavy Duty Vehicles Made Available from the Ryder/SANBAG Natural Gas Vehicle Project in Southern California - MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) announced today that it has finalized an agreement to lease 25 compressed natura...

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