YRC Worldwide set to reduce board membership

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YRC Worldwide, following the departure of two directors, has decided to reduce the number of directors on its board from 11 to nine, according to the Kansas City Star. The change will become effective immediately preceding YRC Worldwide’s next annual meeting of shareholders, scheduled for May 16.

Frank Doyle recently notified the Overland Park, Kan.-based company that he would retire from the board upon turning age 75. Doyle, retired vice chairman and chief executive officer of Compaq, has been a director since 2003.

Paul Liska also recently decided not to stand for re-election. Liska, who joined the board in May 2005 following the former Yellow Roadway Corp.’s acquisition of USF Corp., had been executive chairman of the USF board.