YRC North American Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, says it is reducing transit times significantly in more than 30,000 lanes. The company says the faster, more reliable lanes are part of service enhancements at three YRC North American Transportation operating companies: Yellow Transportation, Roadway and USF Holland.
The changes and network improvements are a direct reflection of expanded customer needs for increased reliability with next-day and second-day service, according to the company; the network optimization allows YRC to improve service by at least one day for more than 15 percent of its shipments.
“We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive transportation solutions, so we are continually expanding our services and enhancing our networks,” says Mike Smid, president and chief executive officer of YRC North American Transportation, based in Overland Park, Kan. “By designing networks with fewer miles, we can offer increased predictability and more precise delivery options to our customers. The lanes involve fewer handoffs – and fewer touches mean faster and more reliable deliveries.”
In addition to meeting customer needs, the Velocity Network changes fit with ongoing, proactive environmental efforts under way at YRC North American Transportation, according to the company. “More direct lanes save fuel as well as time,” Smid says. “Demonstrating good citizenship is a core value for our companies and our employees. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, making network changes that reduce mileage and fuel consumption is a natural fit for us.”
The company says the improvements cover most lanes in the eastern half of the United States The network changes were launched on June 2 for USF Holland and July 6 for Yellow Transportation; Roadway implements the changes on July 14.