Document And Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Nov. 07, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Registrant Name YRC Worldwide Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000716006  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   10,937,029