Wednesday, May 16, 2012

YRC Freight named "2011 National Carrier of the Year" by

Company wins award for second consecutive year; Underscores consistency and reliability of service

YRC Freight, the North American less-than-truckload carrier of holding company YRC Worldwide Inc , is proud to announce its selection as the 2011 National Carrier of the Year by, a leading third-party logistics company. This marks the second consecutive year YRC Freight has received the award.

In naming YRC Freight its national carrier of the year, considered quantitative and qualitative factors such as the total number of completed shipments, number of processed quotes, the percentage of claims-free shipments, and overall customer and agent feedback.

"Based on a high volume of quotes and shipments, it is evident that YRC Freight is our carrier of choice for a second consecutive year. YRC Freight is notorious for on-time pickup and delivery, as well as a reputation for safe freight handling," said Doug Walls, chief information officer for "We encourage our customers and account managers to find the best value on shipping, and YRC Freight is often a top choice for an unsurpassed combination of price and service."

"YRC Freight is focused on delivering consistently high quality, reliable service to customers," says Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "We are honored to receive this award again. It is a tribute to the quality of our dock and driving professionals throughout our LTL network who day in and day out faithfully serve the needs of our customers."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Holland Named 2011 Central LTL Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz

Holland has received the 2011 Central LTL Carrier of the Year honors from GlobalTranz, a leading logistics management firm specializing in carrier, supply chain and warehouse management.

The GlobalTranz award program recognizes suppliers for exceptional performance and quality. To determine award recipients, GlobalTranz agents and representatives rated carriers on six key criteria: on-time pickup, on-time delivery, driver courtesy, claims and damages, billing accuracy and customer service.

"Carrier awards programs measure what matters most to a company's success," said Jim Ferguson, vice president of sales and marketing for Holland. "We are gratified by this prestigious recognition and honored that GlobalTranz has recognized our regional expertise in next-day deliveries, quality handling and on-time performance. Holland employees will continue to focus on providing exceptional freight services for GlobalTranz and its customers."

Holland ranked best among carriers in the central region, and Reddaway was recognized as the top performer among western carriers in the GlobalTranz annual carrier awards program.

YRC Freight Announces Driver Hiring Initiative

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.
"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting or