Domino’s Pizza Recognizes Ryder with 2011 Supplier of the Year Award

(Press Release) MIAMI, Jun 13, 2012  — Ryder System, Inc , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has received the 2011 Domino’s Pizza Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented at Domino’s recent annual supplier meeting held at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Domino’s “ESP” program (Excellence through Supplier Partnerships) is a supply chain management program that develops relationships through a “360-Degree” performance evaluation process that promotes communication and continuous improvement between Domino’s and its suppliers. Domino’s has over 100 suppliers system-wide, and this year, nine suppliers were recognized for Partner, Teamwork, and Innovation, with Ryder receiving top honors as Domino’s 2011 Supplier of the Year.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service, operational execution, safety, and expertise with emerging technology in equipment,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “We are honored to be named Supplier of the Year by Domino’s and appreciate our long-standing partnership which continues to flourish after more than three decades.”

This is the 21st year Domino’s has been recognizing its partners with the Supply Partner Award. This award is given annually to a select group of partners who consistently deliver outstanding results in support of Domino’s operations. Selection of the winners is based on each partner’s performance in areas such as vehicle uptime, safety, problem-solving capabilities, damage prevention, and equipment availability, among others.

“Ryder has a long and proud history with Domino’s that is built on a strong partnership, dedication, and commitment to customer service,” said Jim Murabito, Vice President of Product Management, Domino’s Pizza. “Ryder consistently does whatever it takes to keep Domino’s on the road serving our customers’ needs. We are grateful for the relationship with Ryder and honored to name them Supplier of the Year.”

Ryder started doing business with Domino’s in 1978 with a lease contract for one refrigerated straight truck. Since that time, the relationship has grown, and in 2007, Ryder was awarded all of Domino’s leased transportation business, which includes a fleet of 213 tractors, 260 refrigerated trailers, and one refrigerated straight truck that services 18 Domino’s supply chain centers in the U.S. and two locations in Canada.