YRC Worldwide Inc. on Monday, March 2, announced the successful March 1 integration of the national networks for Yellow Transportation and Roadway. The two companies now will do business as YRC.
“This is a game-changing event for our company and the transportation industry,” says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Worldwide. “By going to market as YRC, we’re making it easier for customers to do business with the industry leader — and harder for the competition to match our network and our capabilities.”
Zollars says through the hard work and support of the 37,000 YRC employees, the company implemented a strategic phased-in approach to the integration. With nearly 450 service centers, YRC offers about 100 more service centers than either Roadway or Yellow did individually, according to the company; the changes provide 21,000 additional direct service points and position YRC 20 percent closer to customers in major markets, which enables quicker pickups and deliveries, increased flexibility and reduced emissions.
“We’ve designed our network to help customers succeed,” says Mike Smid, president of YRC. “It’s that simple. We have the most comprehensive network in North America, the most experienced transportation professionals, and the most flexible, efficient solutions to meet any supply-chain need. The YRC network is built for precision and predictability, so our customers are assured of meeting the needs of their customers. Our focus is delivering confidence to our customers.”