OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YRC Freight has been selected to receive the 2018 National LTL Carrier of the Year award from Walmart for helping Walmart attain its goals, meet its commitment to its customers and striving for precision in the Walmartsupply chain. YRC Freight and Walmart have a valued, long-standing partnership to serve the LTL needs of one of the most sophisticated supply chains in the world.
This is the fifth time in nine years that Walmart has selected YRC Freight for this distinction.
Ken Braunbach, Walmart Vice President, Inbound Transportation and Jeffery Fleming, Walmart Director, Carrier Compliance state: “Walmart is pleased to award YRC Freight with the 2018 LTL Carrier of the Year Award. We appreciate the partnership that YRC Freight has provided in 2018 and value the working relationship with your management, administrative and transportation teams.”
“We thank Walmart for this prestigious supply chain recognition,” states YRC Freight President T.J. O’Connor. “Our employees work hard–every shipment and every mile–to make sure Walmart attains the goals for their customers. Whether it’s for customer deliveries to reach a Walmart Supercenter so a customer can purchase groceries through Walmart.com or make a quick trip to a Neighborhood Market or ship directly to customers’ homes, we are committed to satisfying the needs of our customers. Our employees are determined to surpass expectations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We greatly appreciate working with Walmart to cultivate a partnership approach. Transparent and open collaboration are vital to driving great service, operational efficiencies and cost-reduction into the supply chain.”
YRC Freight’s national network offers significant capacity and coverage to Walmart and their suppliers. In addition, YRC Freight engineered its network to accommodate the shipping needs of companies like Walmartand their suppliers with a high value placed on safety, service, communications and innovative shipping solutions.
“Over 20,000 YRC Freight team members work hard to provide solutions and meet supply chain needs,” states O’Connor. “Every single driver, every dock worker, every employee at YRC Freight strives to go above and beyond to create the best possible customer experience–whether it’s one shipment or 1,000 shipments.”