Ryder System, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 15, 2008

Ryder System, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Florida 1-4364 59-0739250
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
11690 NW 105th Street, Miami, Florida   33178
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (305) 500-3726

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Gregory T. Swienton, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has established a stock trading plan that is intended to comply with Rule 10b5−1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and our insider trading policy. Mr. Swienton's previous trading plan expired by its own terms on May 15, 2008.

The new plan provides for the exercise of up to 189,000 stock options and the subsequent sale of the acquired shares on the open market at prevailing market prices commencing June 16, 2008 and ending on May 15, 2009, subject to specified limitations, minimum price thresholds and early termination or suspension upon the occurrence of certain specified events. The plan will be used by Mr. Swienton to diversify his Ryder System, Inc. holdings as part of his estate and tax planning activities. The plan will not reduce Mr. Swienton’s ownership of our stock below his stock ownership requirement.

Any transactions effected under the plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rule 10b5−1 allows corporate insiders to establish prearranged stock trading plans when they are not in possession of material nonpublic information, and allows such prearranged trades to be made pursuant to the plan regardless of any subsequent material information that the insider may receive.

Except as may be required by law, we do not undertake to report stock trading plans by other company officers or directors, nor to report modifications or termination of any publicly-announced plan, including Mr. Swienton’s plan.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Ryder System, Inc.
May 16, 2008   By:   Robert D. Fatovic
        Name: Robert D. Fatovic
        Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary