Ryder Systems, Inc. is a third-party logistics provider that offers supply chain management solutions to both small and large companies across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and some areas of Asia. They are a global business that has seen steady growth for several years, especially in their technology and security measures. Their most recent achievement is SAFETY Act Certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“SAFETY” stands for Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective technologies. This act gives Ryder liability protection from third-party claims related to terrorism and several other benefits. Additionally, Ryder has been placed on the “Approved Product List for Homeland Security.”
Ryder takes measures to ensure the goods they transport are secure across international borders. That’s why they were awarded the Certification. They conduct supply chain risk assessments, keep detailed shipment records, provide employee training on antiterrorism measures, and have policies and procedures for monitoring security with audits.
John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder said, “The SAFETY Act Certification validates Ryder’s industry-leading supply chain security program… We remain committed to collaborating with government agencies and law enforcement, through participation in programs such as the SAFETY Act, to improve homeland security and ensure the safety of our people, customers, operations, and communities.”
Ryder more than meets the requirements of the SAFETY Act. They also screen people who want to rent trucks. Ryder wants to ensure that their fleet of vehicles is secure at all times. They prevent the transport of illicit goods, drugs, people, and money.
In addition to SAFETY Act Certification from the Department of Homeland Security, Ryder has been recognized by the Canada Border Services Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Canada Partners in Protection. They do everything they can to ensure that the areas where they do business are secure and free of terrorism.