Ralph Bennett Ryder (Ralph Bennett Ryder)

Ralph Bennett Ryder

Founding member of Ryder Trucking Company which grew into one of the world’s largest truck-leasing companies. In 1933, Ryder’s younger brother James started the Miami-based business by buying a Ford Model A truck for $35.00. Ralph Ryder bought the second truck, and the brothers hauled meat to ports on the beach and debris and cement from the beach. Harry Ryder, the third brother repaired the trucks when they broke down. Ralph Ryder was the company’s vice president and was in charge of construction and operations for the business, now called Ryder System Inc. (bio by Tom Denardo) Cause of death: heart faillure


  • January, 01, 1970
  • USA


  • December, 12, 2001
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • heart faillure


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