May 11, 2012

YRC Worldwide Highlighted in Barron's 500

New leadership team's focus on core LTL business is recognized for business growth

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2012 - YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced today that it has climbed more than 300 spots on Barron's 500 list for business growth and placed 154th among the named companies. "We are proud of James Welch, his leadership team and the 32,000 freight professionals of YRC Worldwide," stated James Hoffman, chairman of the YRC Worldwide board. "Barron's has highlighted what we believe will be the initial stages of growth driven by our new leadership team. This recognition is a hint of what the YRC Worldwide team can do with their focus on the core LTL North American market," added Hoffman.

The Barron's 500 list is a ranking of the largest publicly traded companies in America and Canada.  The list is based on sales growth from the previous year and other related methodologies. "Our service levels, which have continuously improved over the past several quarters, are bringing customers back to YRC Freight. Holland, Reddaway and New Penn continue to solidify their position as leaders in the next day market," said James Welch, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide. "We're off to a good start and while we have a lot to do, this recognition shows our team's initial efforts for customers are paying off."

About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its JHJ joint venture. 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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