Daily Archives: February 20, 2020

YRC Worldwide Launches New Industry-centric Sales Verticals

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New strategic focus expands key vertical markets, expands sales team

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Feb. 18, 2020 – YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced the next phase of its Enterprise Transformation by expanding its industry focused sales strategy into three new industry verticals: (1) manufacturing, automotive and energy; (2) retail, consumer goods and ecommerce; and (3) healthcare and life sciences. The depth and longevity of YRCW’s expertise in these verticals align with its stated long-term strategy of improved customer service and engagement backed by customized supply chain solutions.

“In response to the ever-changing market and in an effort to play to our strengths, we are taking a surgical approach to focus on verticals where we have shown a clear ability to execute and demonstrable core competencies,” said Jason Bergman, Chief Customer Officer. “Our expertise in these industries allows us to provide the customized supply chain solutions customers need, and our emphasis on serving customers’ shipping and logistics needs within these three strategic verticals will make YRCW increasingly easy to do business with. Our entire portfolio of brands is accessed through one single point of contact with specific expertise in key markets that are essential to our growth.”

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Averitt associates combine to give 6,000+ hours of community service

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Over the course of 2019, Averitt Express associates combined to give more than 6,000 hours of community service as part of its Team Up Community Challenge. Overall, they served 6,161 hours, with 94 facilities across Averitt’s system helping 210 organizations for efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, disaster relief, litter cleanups and blood donations.

As a result of the hours served, the company is matching dollars for hours with a donation of $61,610 to Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s associate-giving program.

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Averitt Launches Transportation Management System for LTL Shippers

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has unveiled a transportation management system (TMS) called Averitt Connect. The transportation and logistics services provider partnered with MyCarrierTMS to provide customers access to a centralized platform to manage all aspects of LTL shipping at no charge.

Averitt Connect gives users quick access to shop for rates from multiple LTL carriers throughout the U.S. The platform is designed specifically for small and mid-sized shippers, and offers a variety of online shipment management tools, including multi-carrier rate quotes, a logistical planning calendar, bill of lading and label printing, and shipment booking and tracking.

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Estes Express Lines Announces 2020 General Rate Increase

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Feb 19, 2020, RICHMOND, VA — Our most important goal at Estes is to provide our customers with reliable freight transportation solutions so they can focus on what matters most. As technology’s role in the transportation industry has grown, so has our commitment to enhancing our own capabilities and equipment. It is this decision to prioritize technology that ensures our customers can count on efficient, reliable service whenever they ship with Estes.

In order to continue providing the quality service our customers have come to expect from us over the last nine decades, Estes will be implementing a General Rate Increase (GRI) on Monday, March 2, 2020. Primarily, this GRI will help offset the rising costs of technology, but it will also help us account for the ever-growing costs of maintaining a stable operational structure, driver recruitment and retention, and our employee base.

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