The Diaz family has made a habit of covering long distances, starting in 1967 with their move from Cuba to Atlanta. That journey--along with a lot of hard work--paid off in 1970, when Rene Diaz’s grandfather opened his first grocery store. Forty-five years later, the family business has grown and evolved into a highly specialized supplier of imported specialty foods. Diaz Foods is doubly unique: first, it delivers to both grocery outlets and restaurants, and second, many of the company's exotic foods require precisely controlled temperatures in order to arrive in peak condition. Combine those needs with the company's expanding scope of operations--its truck travel 140,000 miles a week, delivering to locations in 28 states--and the result is a thriving business that would be impossible to manage effectively without Ryder.

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