With more than 160 combined years of experience moving freight and more than 58,000 transportation professionals, it’s no wonder YRC Freight receives recognition from all areas of the transportation community.

We’ve dedicated this section to those awards.

YRC Worldwide Named to Security Magazine’s 2014 “Security 500”

[02/18/2015]YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) was named number one in the transportation category for Security magazine’s 2014 “Security 500” list. For the second year in a row, this top spot has been claimed by YRC Worldwide—a company dedicated to industry best practices and invested in innovative security approaches.

The “Security 500” list, released in the November 2014 edition of the magazine, tracks companies and institutions in 17 vertical markets for the purpose of creating a reliable benchmarking program among security organizations. Rankings are based on a number of factors, including security spending, the number of security officers per employee and per facility, innovative security strategies and peer/customer feedback.

“Receiving this recognition from one of the top security publications in the world is quite an honor,” said Wayne “Butch” Day, chief security officer for YRC Worldwide. “I am personally thankful for the professional men and women who comprise our Corporate Security Department and their dedication to our companies and our customers. Our security team strives daily to instill in all of our employees the understanding that ‘Security is Everyone’s Responsibility.’”

YRC Freight Named a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer in G.I. Jobs® magazine

[02/04/2015]YRC Freight announced its newest ranking in G.I. Jobs® magazine, which places the company among the top 100 military-friendly employers, according to the 12th Annual Military Friendly Employers® 2015 edition.

With over 26,000 employees, Overland Park, KS-based YRC Freight is the largest operating unit of YRC Worldwide, and with a 10 percent veteran hiring level in 2014, YRC Freight continues to prove its commitment to the nation’s military.

“YRC Freight is determined to help those who have protected America find their place as professionals in the transportation industry, recognizing the valuable knowledge and work ethic gained through military service,” said Darren Hawkins, president of YRC Freight. “We strongly believe in the career equity gained through time spent in the military and the value of skills possessed by those transferring into civilian service.”

The company currently lists a variety of available positions including: operations, facilities manager, logistician, supply chain manager, professional driver, mechanic and training specialist. Top hiring regions for 2015 include Kansas City, MO; Seattle, WA; Irving, TX; and Chicago Heights, IL.

For more information about jobs at YRC Freight, please visit: http://yrc.com/career-resource-center/.

Unishippers® Carrier of the Year

[02.03.2015] Each year, Unishippers identifies the carriers that have provided superior service and dedication.  A franchise system for small and mid-sized businesses, Unishippers offers customers complete solutions with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.  YRC Freight values our collaboration with Unishippers and enjoys having this opportunity to help customers receive high quality customer service and performance on a consistent basis.

YRC Freight was named the Unishippers LTL Carrier Partner of the Year for 2014, based upon the following:

  • Service quality and performance
  • Loss and damage events
  • Customer service
  • Claims resolution
  • Overall commitment to partnership

At YRC Freight, we take our commitment to quality and customer service seriously.  As we settle into 2015, some of our main focus points revolve around service improvement and minimizing loss and damage events.

We are proud to be named the Unishippers LTL Carrier Partner of the Year for 2014, and we look forward to another year of strong relationships.

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YRC Freight Recognized as Most Improved Carrier by Industry Expert Mastio & Co.

[10.15.2013] MASTIO published its Ninth Edition LTL Carrier Customer Value & Loyalty Study in October 2013. This study identifies and quantifies perceptions and needs of shippers who use LTL Carriers in the United States.

The 2013 study findings were based on interviews with more than 2,048 customers, who provided more than 6,500 total observations. 318 LTL carriers were rated of which 39 had a sufficient number of ratings to be included in the 2013 report.

The study was based on more than 20 attributes that included everything from competitive pricing, timely invoices and statements and consistent transit times to ease of pricing terms and equipment condition.

YRC Freight was awarded as the Most Improved Carrier and received the U.S. LTL Customer Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Award.

The data was collected by with key decision makers beginning from July to September of 2013.

YRC Freight Named Walmart's 2012 National LTL Carrier of the Year

[02.22.13] YRC Freight announced that it had been named by Walmart as its 2012 National LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) Carrier of the Year. The award honors carriers for their commitment to providing outstanding customer service and innovative transportation solutions.

YRC Freight Professional Drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin Named to America's Road Team

[01.09.13] YRC Freight today announced that professional drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin have been selected to serve as America’s Road Team Captains by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Bramwell and Conklin join an elite group of captains—million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers—who are chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety to motorists. For the next two years, they will travel the country speaking on behalf of the trucking industry to the community, news media and public officials.

Byron Bramwell, based in Kansas City, Mo., has been a professional truck driver for 35 years and has been with YRC Freight his entire career. He has participated in 23 consecutive state driving championships and was named Missouri Grand Champion in 2010. Bramwell actively trains and mentors young drivers and was a member of the Kansas Road Team.

Donald Conklin, based in South Bend, Ind., is a three-time Indiana Truck Driving Championship winner. With YRC Freight for 18 years, he has driven more than 2 million accident-free miles over the course of his 25-year career as a professional truck driver. Conklin is an active member of the company’s safety committee and uses his experience to help others improve their safety skills.

The ATA created America’s Road Team in 1986. It continues with the support of Volvo Trucks North America. The team represents the United States’ 3.4 million professional drivers and is as an example of the professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver the nation’s freight safely and on time.

YRC Freight Recognized as NASSTRAC 2012 LTL Carrier of the Year

[04.30.12] The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) presented its 2012 LTL Carrier of the Year to YRC Freight at its annual Logistics Conference & Expo.

The annual NASSTRAC awards program recognizes carriers that have demonstrated excellence and also helps shippers identify the “best of the best” in carrier performance and value.

Through an online survey, NASSTRAC members ranked carriers on a four-point scale in the following five key areas: (1) customer service; (2) operational excellence; (3) delivery flexibility, billing accuracy and claims resolution; (4) business relationship effectiveness; and (5) leadership in technology. This year, a record number of members participated in the survey.

In the national LTL category, YRC Freight replaced ABF Freight System, the winner in 2010 and 2011. Between 2003 and 2009, the top-ranked national carrier in the survey was Roadway.

“NASSTRAC’s goal through this program is to encourage high performance by carriers through this shipper-recognition program,” said Eric Morley, NASSTRAC chairman. “As a shipper-based association we leverage this national awards program to continuously encourage performance excellence in various market segments of transportation. Shippers and carriers alike see this to be a very credible program through which appropriate industry recognition is given.”

Rick Mathews, senior vice president of sales and marketing, customer service and customer support at YRC Freight, said the award reflects the efforts and professionalism of employees throughout the company and is evidence that YRC Freight’s strategy is working.

“What’s really significant is that we’ve received this recognition from an independent organization based on the opinions of our customers,” Mathews said. “This is a very positive step in the right direction and shows our customers that we are deserving of their trust and business.”

NASSTRAC has been providing education and advocacy for shippers and carriers since 1952.

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