Experts to Discuss Issues Affecting Private Fleets
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it is a sponsor of the 10th annual BevOps Fleet Summit, hosted by Beverage World magazine. The Summit, a learning and information sharing experience for warehousing, operations, and fleet management, will be held from April 21 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ryder Director of Business Development for Advanced Fuels Rueben Stokes; Senior Director of Talent Acquisition Patrick Pendergast; and Senior Manager of Safety and Loss Prevention Andrew Leavitt will be conference presenters, speaking on the topics of alternative fuels, changes to CSA regulations, and truck driver shortages.
CSA Revisions & CDL Shortages: Making Sense of the Biggest Battles
Mr. Stokes presentation Alt Fuels Part I: Lessons Learned from CNG Conversion will discuss how to plan and properly execute a fleet s conversion to natural gas, from the selection of partners, fueling, maintenance, and specifications, to the timing, sequencing, and integration. Mr. Leavitt and Mr. Pendergast s presentation CSA Revisions & CDL Shortages: Making Sense of the Biggest Battles will address the issues surrounding the new Hours of Service regulations, the looming driver shortage, and the plethora of related proposed laws and rule changes that could affect every private fleet. Ryder will also lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of Total Cost of Ownership, to sort through the true cost of owning versus leasing commercial truck fleets, as part of the summit s Problem Solver Roundtable Luncheon.
As part of the conference s Ride & Drive/Equipment Demo event which provides attendees and sponsors with the opportunity to test beverage vehicles and equipment through an exciting experience Ryder will showcase one of its natural gas vehicles that will be available to be test-driven in the Superspeedway s Infield Road Course. Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 30 million miles of experience, 17 natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities, and 260 natural gas vehicle trained technicians.
Ryder offers a full menu of transportation and logistics solutions for thousands of companies in the food and beverage industry. In fact, the Company serves 10 out of 10 of the top food & beverage companies in the country, with source to shelf solutions, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability, and dedicated transportation. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.
The three-day conference will address business challenges and industry trends in today s beverage marketplace, as well as feature an exclusive tour of Sysco Las Vegas, a golf outing, and the opportunity to create professional relationships with fellow peers in the beverage industry.
To learn more about BevOps, visit http://www.bevopsfleetsummit.com/about.php.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial fleet management 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 www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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