YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide is the holding company for a portfolio of less than-truckload (LTL) companies, including YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial, and retail goods; New Penn, which provides next-day delivery throughout the Northeastern US, parts of Canada, and Puerto Rico; Holland, which provides LTL shipments in central and southeastern US, and Eastern Canada; Reddaway, which provides next-day delivery throughout the Western US; YRC Reimer, a Canadian provider of commercial transportation services; and HNRY Logistics, which has five service divisions: Truckload Direct, Express Direct, Residential Direct, Engineered Solutions and Contract Logistics.

10 Aug 2021
Old Dominion Freight Line, the second-largest US LTL carrier, is accelerating a $275 million expansion plan as surging LTL becomes more central to the consumer economy.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
08 Aug 2017
Shippers want faster door-to-door service from less-than-truckload carriers.
01 Aug 2017
A steady increase in freight volumes and e-commerce demand is fueling an expansion of LTL networks, with YRC Freight planning eight distribution centers.
25 May 2017
LTL operator's chief customer officer says his company and others need to change "mindset," work with customers to avoid disruption in the Amazon era.
06 May 2017
Less-than-truckload operator advances contract talks and said it takes more than price hikes to make a profit.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.
29 Nov 2016
Companies such as Old Dominion Freight Line, Estes Express Line, and Saia are adding terminals and doors. Can they add more freight and market share?
28 Oct 2016
Despite a "soft industrial backdrop" and lower fuel surcharges and revenue, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight raised profits nearly 25 percent year-over-year in the third quarter and opened a new terminal.
01 Aug 2016
Despite lower volumes, many LTL carriers say they are still winning contractual rate increases.
02 May 2016
At a time when many transport operators say prices are being beaten down, less-than-truckload freight haulers in the U.S. are winning rate increases in annual contract bids.
19 Feb 2016
Third-party logistics providers already control about 25 percent of the less-than-truckload freight market, and that share is growing, as shippers look for 3PLs with assets and broad portfolios.
08 Feb 2016
XPO Logistics will not sell its truckload division, but use the former Con-way Truckload to increase its U.S.-Mexico cross-border business.
05 Feb 2016
Lower freight volumes drove YRC Freight to a loss in the fourth quarter, but the loss wasn’t enough to erase gains the less-than-truckload carrier made throughout the rest of 2015.
27 Jan 2016
Departures, both voluntarily and otherwise, in the wake of XPO Logistics’ takeover of Con-Way last year are leading to a migration of some executives to XPO's rival YRC Worldwide and leaving others in limbo.
21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
30 Oct 2015
YRC Worldwide drove further into the black in the third quarter, raising net profit at its national and regional less-than-truckload carriers.
28 Oct 2015
Shippers are likely to rely more on smaller shipments and fast-cycle replenishment to reduce overstocked inventories, and that's an opportunity for less-than-truckload operators, YRC Freight says.
26 Aug 2015
A new 110-door terminal in Grand Rapids, Michigan is one step in a plan to speed freight flow system-wide at YRC Worldwide subsidiary Holland. The regional carrier is also developing new cross-dock technology to better blend digital data and physical freight.
13 Aug 2015
The 28 percent drop in retail diesel fuel prices in the second quarter cut shipper transportation expenses and boosted trucking profits, with the publicly owned motor carriers tracked by JOC.com increasing their combined operating profit by 13 percent. Higher sustainable profits in turn fuel the expansion of capacity needed by shippers.
05 May 2015
There’s a silver lining in every sky-high stack of containers — if you’re an expedited trucking company. For carriers that move goods quickly by any and all means possible, the container logjam that built up during the West Coast port labor dispute was simply a bonanza.
01 May 2015
Delays in processing high volumes of containers at West Coast warehouses and DCs point to the need for better packing and loading of containers in Asia, a trucking executive says.
01 May 2015
YRC Worldwide is "transitioning to a state of profitability," cutting freight that won't pay its way and raising prices. The LTL operator is willing to accept fewer shipments and less revenue if its bottom line can eventually come out on top.
24 Mar 2015
YRC Worldwide is preparing to shed some old equipment and replace it with new tractor-trailers. The $5.1 billion less-than-truckload operator is trading up both trucks and technology, CEO James Welch said at the Truckload & Logistics Council’s 41st annual conference here Monday.
FedEx Freight truck
16 Mar 2015
Truck drivers at the Stockton, California terminal of FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. trucking company, voted to join the Teamsters union, making Stockton the fourth terminal to go union since the start of an organizing campaign last fall. However, six terminals have rejected the union, and the Teamsters have withdrawn six election petitions.
06 Feb 2015
Expedited business is up 10 percent year-over-year at regional Western trucking company Reddaway, thanks in part to extreme delays at West Coast ports.
04 Feb 2015
Regional less-than-truckload carrier Reddaway is the latest trucker to offer an accelerated service option as port congestion and tight truck capacity challenge time-definite supply chains.
12 Dec 2014
Regional LTL carrier Holland commits to hiring 500 veterans, seeking drivers and other workers as the U.S. military reduces its overseas forces.
10 Dec 2014
Labor organizations and retiree advocates are attacking a proposed amendment to the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would let troubled multiemployer pension plans cut benefits to vested retirees.
YRC Freight truck driver Alphonso Lewis
02 Dec 2014
The U.S. trucking industry is committing to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next two years to fight a shortage of truck drivers as the military begins to reduce the number of active service members.
01 Dec 2014
Pricing power and advances in technology are spurring innovation in LTL pricing, encouraging carriers to test out dimensional-weight pricing and other alternatives to class-based tariff rates as they seek more dynamic, flexible pricing models.
24 Nov 2014
The nation’s largest regional less-than-truckload carrier is moving to larger digs.
13 Nov 2014
Road and city drivers at a FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, N.J., voted against joining the Teamsters union — the second victory for FedEx Freight in four elections.
Weekly wrap-up: 6 stories on LA-LB congestion
01 Nov 2014
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31 Oct 2014
The wave of stronger economic activity that produced freight for truckload and less-than-truckload carriers alike in the third quarter lifted tonnage, shipments and revenue at YRC Worldwide, giving the $4.9 billion LTL company a chance to improve profitability.
30 Oct 2014
Universal Truckload executive vice president and soon-to-be CEO Jeff Rogers spent years running LTL trucking companies, but don't call him an 'LTL guy.'