Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions, announced that it has been named a finalist in the Fourth Annual Texas Oil & Gas Awards, an industry initiative to recognize organizations that are leaders in their fields. Ryder has been named a finalist for the Trucking Company of the Year category.

The oil and gas industry relies on Ryder to take costs and risks out of transportation and logistics, enabling customers to maximize uptime, keep supplies and goods moving and drive sustainable efficiencies. This is all supported by a proven health and safety culture driven by experienced oil field operators and health, safety and environmental professionals. Ryder turns a complicated supply chain into a company’s strategic competitive edge, from the oil field to the marketplace. With more than 200 customers in the oil and gas sector, Ryder is at the forefront of change as the industry finds new ways to streamline and optimize fleets and supply chains.

Judged by over 110 senior executives from Exploration and Production companies as well as Midstream companies, the Texas Awards saw over 150 companies participate across multiple categories. The Awards salute companies that display best practices in the key areas of operational excellence, innovation, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and excellence in health and safety. The Oil & Gas Awards take place regionally throughout North America in the Canada, Northeast, Rocky Mountain and Texas regions. Winners of the Texas Awards will be announced at the Oil & Gas Awards Gala Dinner in Houston on Thursday, November 3, 2016, where there will also be a Texas Industry Summit held for participating companies and organizations that have an interest in the region.