Trinity, FL, February 22, 2011 — FreightCenter.com, a nationwide provider of online freight and logistics software and services, has announced YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), a leading transportation service provider, as the first recipient of its STRONG Certified Carrier of the Year Award. YRCW earned this title for 2010 from an extensive group of national and international carriers that FreightCenter.com tests and evaluates on a continuous basis throughout their calendar year.
The STRONG Carrier of the Year Award is a new title that will be given annually to the carrier that demonstrates the highest standards, rankings, and customer satisfaction within FreightCenter’s network of local, regional, and national carriers. YRCW was chosen from a large group of many well-recognized carriers based on its high performance in a range of different qualitative and quantitative criteria. YRCW consistently received the highest ranking in areas of customer service, dependability, quality control, and competitive pricing, among other factors.
“YRC demonstrates all the top qualities we strive for each of our carriers to achieve,” says Louis Capolino, Chief Operating Officer for FreightCenter.com. “Each shipment that they handle for us is moved with quickness and care, resulting in outstanding customer satisfaction and ideal results.”
The evaluation categories are based on FreightCenter’s STRONG carrier certification program which scores and examines all current and applying carriers on six standards of quality. To become STRONG, a carrier must exemplify their abilities behind being Safe, Trustworthy, Responsive, On-Time, Noteworthy, and Guaranteed. Data such as pricing and invoice precision, dependability, number of claims, and customer service are all factored together and used to rank each carrier.
“Customers tell us that consistent, dependable service is essential to their supply chains,” says Mike Naatz, president – Customer Care Division and chief customer officer for YRC Worldwide. “We are keenly focused on delivering confidence to our customers through precision and reliability. It is an honor for YRC Worldwide to be the first recipient of the STRONG Certified Carrier of the Year Award from FreightCenter.com.”
FreightCenter.com presented YRC Worldwide with the Carrier of the Year Award during an exclusive dinner event with key executives attending from both organizations on Sunday, February 20th at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. The award presentation recognized YRCW out of six top finalists that all demonstrated the highest STRONG standards of quality.
FreightCenter is a full-service, software-based freight logistics company whose focus is using web-based tools to help execute optimized transportation solutions for their customers. Their website, FreightCenter.com, provides web technology that lets customers easily compare rates and services from multiple LTL carriers while their logistics division works with an extensive carrier base to custom design truckload, international, and intermodal shipments and implement all-inclusive transportation services as well as technological advancements unique to the industry. Based out of the Tampa Bay area since 1998, more information can be found at www.freightcenter.com
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 less-than-truckload (LTL) 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.