USPS awards transportation management contract to Ryder

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Ryder System announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract by the United States Postal Service to develop and manage a customized transportation solution to optimize USPS’ Non-Mail Freight transportation network nationwide, supporting USPS locations nationally and internationally.

Ryder will provide transportation procurement, shipment planning and execution, compliance management and other related services. The rollout is expected to be complete in November 2005.

“We appreciate the confidence the USPS has shown in our transportation and supply chain management capabilities,” says Tony Tegnelia, Ryder’s president of U.S. supply chain solutions. “Ryder is looking forward to collaborating with the USPS to find new ways to improve service levels and optimize the performance of the USPS’ transportation network.”