Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 11, 2018



YRC Worldwide Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   0-12255   48-0948788

(State or other jurisdiction of




File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

10990 Roe Avenue

Overland Park, Kansas 66211

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(913) 696-6100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

James Welch Consulting Agreement

On June 11, 2018, in furtherance of the previously-announced Chief Executive Officer succession plan and as a continuation of his current senior advisory role with YRC Worldwide Inc. (the “Company”), the Company entered into an agreement with James L. Welch for him to provide consulting services to the Company commencing immediately upon his retirement which is expected to occur on July 31, 2018. The consulting agreement will become effective on August 1, 2018 and will terminate on July 31, 2019 unless extended by mutual agreement of the parties. Mr. Welch will be paid $150,000 per annum as an independent contractor for his services. The Company believes that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders that the Company continue to avail itself of Mr. Welch’s expertise and experience in the freight transportation industry, particularly the less-than-truckload segment.    


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


By:    /s/ James A. Fry            

          James A. Fry

          Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: June 15, 2018