Tuesday, August 15, 2006

ABF Lauds Employees During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

ABF Freight System, Inc., is celebrating the 11th Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, August 20-26, 2006, with a system-wide campaign called "Appreciate
Your Trucker... ABF Does." The campaign highlights the integral role played
by transportation industry employees in supporting the North American
"This appreciation campaign recognizes the contributions of ABF
professional drivers as well as all other ABF employees. ABF's reputation
as a trusted supply chain partner is built on perpetual teamwork and the
dedicated attention of our employees," said ABF Senior Vice President of
Sales and Marketing Roy Slagle. "ABF employees add value to our customers'
supply chains every day with personalized service and accurate,
conscientious execution. We sincerely appreciate the contributions of ABF
employees across North America to the continued success of our company."
During the campaign, all ABF employees receive a special letter of
appreciation from ABF President and CEO Bob Davidson. ABF service centers
throughout North America also host special festivities. The appreciation
campaign immediately follows the National Truck Driving Championships in
New Orleans. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors this
safe-driving event. Drivers across the ABF system competed in state driving
competitions, with 15 of those drivers taking first place and earning the
right to compete in this year's national championships.

YRC Worldwide Recognized By CIO Magazine

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2006 CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"Year after year, the CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence," said Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. "This year's winners are particularly remarkable for their ability to translate IT innovation into business value and solid ROI."

"We know that innovative solutions are needed to drive revenue and provide enhanced capability to our customers," said Michael Rapken, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of YRC Worldwide. "Development of the Roadway Corporate Solutions Center application, for which we received this award, presented a challenge that was both technical and cultural in nature. Today, the impact of the program is clear and impressive, demonstrating the value of IT for our customers and our corporation."

"We are honored to receive this recognition again this year," said Bill Zollars, Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide. "This award validates our continued dedication to finding innovative technology solutions that serve our core purpose of making global commerce work by connecting people, places and information."

The 2006 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, on August 22 at the conclusion of the eighth annual CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony.