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The Roanoke Times Renews Transportation Contract with Ryder

August 30, 2005

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. announced on Aug. 23 that The Roanoke (Va.) Times, a Landmark Communications newspaper with a daily circulation of approximately 100,000, has renewed a three-year Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) transportation contract with Ryder. Under the DCC contract, Ryder will manage delivery of The Roanoke Times from its printing plants to its circulation distribution centers, providing a turnkey package that includes customized vehicles, drivers, fleet management, dock operations management, and preventive and programmed maintenance for the equipment. Ryder’s DCC service is a customized suite of transportation management services for the delivery of a customer’s products that optimizes its fleet operations and allows its management to be more focused on core business issues. Ryder has business relationships with 70 newspapers nationally, including the Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald.
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