- Shipments have changed over the years; expectations remain the same
- YRC still provides industry’s only inbound guarantee on all tradeshow shipments
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 8, 2010 – This year, YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing trade show and exhibit services. During those 25 years, the company estimates it has delivered about 5 million exhibit shipments, weighing a collective 2.1 trillion pounds, to approximately 175,000 trade shows.
“Those aren’t just numbers to our exhibit services team,” says Bill Schwar, YRC director of exhibit sales and operations. “Each shipment we move, no matter what size, no matter what show, is critically important to our customers: They need their tradeshow shipments delivered on time and intact, so they can sell their products.”
Schwar says tradeshow shipments have changed over the years, with a noticeable reduction in weight.
“Rather than shipping heavy crates and booths, tradeshow customers today are more likely to ship lightweight materials,” says Schwar. “But customer expectations remain the same. And, after 25 years, YRC is still the only carrier in the industry that offers a guarantee on all inbound shipments and the patented protection of Sealed Exhibit™.”
“Service offerings aren’t all that set the company apart,” said Mike Smid, president of YRC and chief operations officer of YRC Worldwide. “YRC has more than 20 exhibit managers in key locations around the United States, so we’re on site at most of the big shows. We’re there, working with the general service contractors, to make sure exhibit shipments move in and out on time. Over the years, we’ve seen what a difference that makes for our customers. We congratulate the YRC exhibit team on their 25th anniversary and look forward to ongoing success in the years ahead.”
For additional information on YRC Trade Show and Exhibit services, go to http://www.yrc.com/services/exhibit.html
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network 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.