Honoring its oldest local transport customer, Ryder System Inc. recently feted the Miami Herald with an awards dinner at the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel, having now delivered the daily news to Floridians for 70 years.
The nationwide transportation, fleet management and logistics leader honored the publication by presenting Miami Herald Media Co.s President and Publisher Alexandra Villoch and Regional VP of Production Craig Woischwill with a trophy commemorating the newspaper as Ryder’s longest-standing account.
"Ryder is a true partner and integral part of our business," Villoch said. “It’s rare that two South Florida-based companies maintain such a solid, long-lasting partnership. Ryder’s loyalty and dedication has been instrumental to our business success, and to serving our community.”
Since 1945, Ryder has gone along for the ride as the Miami Herald grew and changed with the times. Nowadays, Ryder sends out 12 trucks, two tractor-trailers, and one van daily — utilizing a crew of 38 drivers delivering the paper from Broward County down to Key West every day of the week.
“The Miami Herald’s 70-year-long partnership with Ryder is the greatest testament to the unparalleled service Ryder provides,” John Diez, Ryder’s president of dedicated transportation solutions, said. “It illustrates just how important our customer relationships are to us, and the tremendous value we place on making those relationships last.”
The Miami Herald Media Co. (MHMC) publishes two daily newspapers: the Miami Herald, winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, and el Nuevo Herald, an award-winning Spanish-language publication.
“It has been a great pleasure to serve … such a prominent news source in the South Florida community, and we look forward to continuing to provide them with the excellence they’ve grown to rely on,” Diez said.