Ryder System Inc (NYSE:R), a provider of transportation and supply chain management systems, announced its top carrier selections for the 2011 Ryder Carrier Quality Award.

This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value, and innovation. Ryder purchases and/or executes more than $4.1 billion annually in freight moves on behalf of its customers.

The 2011 Ryder Carrier Quality Award recipients are:

•Intermodal— J B Hunt Transport Inc

•International Maritime Commerce—Evergreen Shipping Agency

•LTL National—FedEx Freight

•LTL Regional—Dayton Freight Lines

•LTL Inter-Regional—Saia Inc

•International Forwarder—Hellman Worldwide Logistics

•North American Forwarder—Pilot Freight Services

•Canadian LTL—Midland Transport Limited

•Canadian Truckload—Road Star Trucking

•Truckload Dry Van National—US Xpress Inc

•Truckload Dry Van Regional—Titan Transfer Inc

•Truckload Specialized—Universal Am-Can Ltd

“These carriers have demonstrated a consistent ability to meet the demanding requirements of our customers and share our commitment to deliver operational excellence and reliable service,” said Dave Belter, vice-president and general manager of transportation management for Ryder.

For more information, visit www.ryder.com.