Roadway Receives 2009 NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year Award for 19th Consecutive Year
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roadway, a YRC
heritage brand, announced today that it has been named "2009 Carrier of the
Year" by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) and
Logistics Management magazine.
The annual program recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative
scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing,
business relationship, leadership and technology.
"For the 19th consecutive year, we are pleased to receive this prestigious
industry award," said Mike Smid, President YRC. "Our dedicated team has an
outstanding reputation, and we are proud that our efforts continue to exceed
the challenging demands in the transportation industry."
The 2009 Carrier of the Year Awards Program will take place during the
NASSTRAC Logistics Conference & Expo taking place April 26-29 at the Buena
Vista Palace & Spa in Orlando, FL. Terry Gilbert, SVP, Chief Sales & Marketing
Officer, YRC will accept the award on the company's behalf, and will speak
briefly at the ceremony.
Smid will also speak on an industry panel at the conference titled: "Motor
Carrier CEOs: 2009 Opportunities, Issues, Challenges."
The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is an annual program co-sponsored
by NASSTRAC and Logistics Management, a trade magazine for buyers of logistics
services. Roadway has been named the NASSTRAC carrier of the year for 19
consecutive years and 20 of the 22 years the award has been given.
NASSTRAC provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions for
professionals involved in all areas of transportation, ranging from full
truckload and LTL to containerization and global logistics. For more
information, visit www.NASSTRAC.org.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest
transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a
portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Logistics, New
Penn, Holland, Reddaway and YRC Glen Moore. Building on the strength of its
heritage brands, Yellow Transportation and Roadway, the enterprise provides
global transportation services, transportation management solutions and
logistics management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array
of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods
domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC
Worldwide employs approximately 49,000 people.
SOURCE: YRC Worldwide Inc.
CONTACT: Media: Suzanne Dawson, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan,
Web Site: http://www.yrcw.com
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