NEW YORK, NY - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a
global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has
selected the Send Word Now-- Alert service for its
28,000 global employees. Ryder will use Send Word Now to effectively
communicate with its employees when severe weather or unforeseen circumstances
arise, and to streamline and expedite everyday business decisions to ensure
business continuity with its customers.
on the service, Ryder's EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer Greg Greene said,
"The safety and well-being of our employees is our number one priority at
Ryder, so it's important to us to be able to contact employees and their
families when severe weather conditions or crises arise. Send Word Now
complements our Emergency Management Plan and helps us better prepare for and
respond to emergencies. Send Word Now utilizes multiple communication channels,
including e-mail, cell phone, and office voice mail, and has proven to be
effective in reaching our employees who are in the field, at warehouse
locations or our drivers who spend a good deal of time traveling on the
Now CEO Tom Shoemaker added, "We are seeing a trend in which large
organizations, like Ryder, are implementing Send Word Now's alerting and
response services across the entire organization to reach every person involved
with that organization. Forward-thinking companies, like Ryder, have
envisioned, and are starting to reap the rewards of, both emergency and every
day two-way communication with all employees."
leader in on-demand alerting and response services, Send Word Now drives
effective communications during time-sensitive situations. With rapid alerting
and response in a two-way environment, time-sensitive events can be addressed
immediately, reducing human latency and resulting in better decision-making and
quicker response times.
provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management
solutions worldwide. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones
Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder ranks
362nd on the Fortune 500 and 1,458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more
information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.
About Send Word Now
Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and response services driving
effective communications during time-sensitive situations. Hundreds of Global
2000 and government agencies use Send Word Now for both emergency applications
as well as everyday, operational applications like dispatch, staffing, field
force mobilization and on-demand conference calls. The company is headquartered
in New York City.
More information about Send Word Now can be found at www.sendwordnow.com.
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