With more than 160 combined years of experience moving big shipments 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 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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