YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced Monday, Jan. 8, the consolidation of USF Bestway and USF Reddaway and the geographic expansion of USF Holland. Although the transition begins immediately, customers will experience no initial changes to their service, according to the company; over time, these operational changes are intended to benefit customers through improved services and scope of coverage.
To assure a smooth transition, the companies say they will communicate specifics to customers as they implement these enhancements. Highlights of the forthcoming changes are as follows: USF Bestway and USF Reddaway will consolidate into one organization operating under the USF Reddaway brand.
USF Reddaway will provide direct service to a larger geographic area that includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, as well as Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, with new direct service capabilities in Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas and expanded capacity in California and Nevada.
Customers of both companies will be able to benefit from more regional delivery options and a simpler, more streamlined customer service experience.
T.J. O’Connor has been named president and chief executive officer of USF Reddaway and will lead its management team based in Clackamas, Ore. O’Connor had been serving as president and CEO of USF Bestway for the past year. Previously, he spent 23 years serving in a variety of executive positions at Roadway Express. Ed Fitzgerald, who has led USF Reddaway since 2004, will be leaving to pursue other interests.
USF Holland will provide full-state coverage in Kansas and will further expand its coverage in Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi. In doing so, USF Holland will acquire three USF Bestway service facilities in these markets: Little Rock, Ark.; Wichita, Kan.; and Jackson, Miss. The expansion will provide customers in these three states with enhanced regional services to the southeastern and central United States. Existing USF Holland customers benefit from more regional delivery options into the Midwest and South.
New Penn and USF Glen Moore, the other two YRC Regional Transportation companies, are not impacted directly by these changes.
“The consolidation of the USF Bestway and USF Reddaway brands creates a more streamlined organization, a stronger regional network and a very formidable western service provider,” says Jim Staley, president and CEO of YRC Regional Transportation. “That translates into more service options for our customers and a simpler customer service experience. Additionally, the expansion of USF Holland deeper into the Midwest and the South provides our customers access to one of the most reliable and extensive next-day and regional delivery networks in the industry.”
“The YRC Regional Transportation group now has four strong companies with substantial brand equity,” says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide. “The expansion of USF Holland and USF Reddaway into these new regional markets will enhance growth prospects for the corporation and add to shareholder value.”