OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) ranks among the elite Top 5 in the comprehensive transportation category in Security magazine's 2011 "Security 500" list.
The transportation rankings, released in the November 2011 edition of the magazine, cover transportation, logistics, supply chain, distribution, and warehousing. YRC is ranked third among all companies in that category.
"We're very honored to be in the Top 5 for the fifth year in a row," says Wayne "Butch" Day, vice president of corporate security for YRC Worldwide. "Our CEO and company presidents understand the significance of security to our customers and our company — they really support our team and that makes a difference."
The Security 500 tracks companies and institutions in 19 vertical markets for the purpose of creating a reliable benchmarking program among security organizations. Rankings are based on a number of factors, including security spending, the number of security officers, innovative security strategies and peer/customer feedback.
"Trends identified in the 2011 Security 500 include connecting security directly to organizational goals, managing risk rather than events, and business resilience — all areas where our YRC security team excel," says James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. "Everyone on our security team has a law enforcement background and that's a real benefit when it comes to protecting everything from shipments to facilities. We're proud of their continued accomplishments and honored by this recognition."
YRC, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in solutions for businesses across North America. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., YRC operates a comprehensive North America network designed to create flexible, efficient, supply chain solutions that are simply reliable. For more information, visit www.yrc.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, Holland, Reddaway, New Penn
and Glen Moore, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks 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.
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