YRC Worldwide Companies YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

Oct 23, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide
Inc. (Nasdaq:YRCW) today announced that YRC Worldwide companies YRC
Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn were honored with a 2013 U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award at the
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual meeting in
Denver. Excellence Awardees are selected from the top 1% of SmartWay
participants. YRC Worldwide is a Charter Partner of the SmartWay
program.

"YRC Worldwide is honored to be recognized as one of the best
environmental performers of the 3000-plus SmartWay Partners. The
SmartWay program has been an invaluable resource for us and we have the
utmost respect and appreciation for their staff's leadership in
drastically reducing the industry's emissions output," said James
Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. "Reducing our carbon footprint by handling
freight more efficiently for our customers continues to be a top
priority for all of our YRC Worldwide companies."

"EPA is pleased to recognize the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award
recipients. I commend YRC Worldwide for its superior environmental
performance and leadership in advancing freight sector efficiency,"
said Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator. "Their commitment is helping
lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future."

About SmartWay

EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the
sustainability of their freight supply chains. Today the Partnership
consists of more than 3,000 Partners, representing a cross section of
the freight supply chain industry. As of today, SmartWay Partners have
saved 65 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking over 5
million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay's clean air
achievements (28 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 478,000 tons
nitrogen oxides, and 22,000 tons of particulate matter reduced so far)
help protect the health and well-being of citizens while contributing
to our nation's economic and energy security.

More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/

List of Excellence Award recipients:
http://www.epa.gov/smartway/partner-resources/awards.htm

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland
Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful
companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New
Penn. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive
less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local,
regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of
experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers
industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply
chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and
retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more
information.

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