YRC Freight

Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Secures Funding Agreements With Lenders, Government

YRC Freight truck YRC Worldwide

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement with its lenders that will extend until 2024 the terms of $580 million in loans it is using to help improve its business operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 2, 2020
Business, Safety

Kansas 3-Axle, Grand Champ Kevin Mailand Primed for Pittsburgh

Kevin Mailand of YRC Freight Kevin Mailand placed first in the Field Test and 3-Axle class on the way to earning Grand Champion honors in the Kansas Truck Driving Championships. (Kevin Mailand photo courtesy of Kansas Motor Carriers Association)

For Kevin Mailand, the National Truck Driving Championships are going to have a familiar feel. Mailand, a YRC Freight driver with nearly 35 years' experience over the road, captured the 3-Axle crown at  the Kansas Truck Driving Championships and in the process punched his ticket to Pittsburgh for nationals. Turn back the clock 10 years: Mailand won in the Twins class to earn Rookie of the Year honors and a trip to the NTDC in … Pittsburgh.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building The International Brotherhood of Teamsters building in Washington. (TT file photo)

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2019
Business, Safety

Seasoned Competitor Wade Wagemann Returns to Defend South Dakota Title

YRC Freight's Wade Wagemann Wade Wagemann of YRC Freight (center) was South Dakota's 2018 Twin Trailers champion and Grand Champion. Jason Skotvold (right) was second in the category, and Virgil Thiewes (both of FedEx Freight) came in third. (South Dakota Trucking Association)

Wade Wagemann of YRC Freight will be gunning for his ninth appearance at the National Truck Driving Championships as he competes for the 13th time at the South Dakota Truck Driving Championships, which are being held May 18 at the Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls.

May 14, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Teamsters, YRC Freight Reach Tentative Deal Through 2024

YRC Freight TT File Photo

Unions for workers at Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Freight and two affiliated companies reached a tentative labor agreement that would result in wage increases over the next five years for most who are covered under the proposal.

Steve Vockrodt | The Kansas City Star
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck YRC Freight

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

YRC Profits Plunge 78% in Third Quarter

YRC Freight TT File Photo

YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch was hopeful three months ago that the third quarter would be in line with the second quarter, but that was before two hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Business

Welch Removes Rogers as Head of YRC Freight

YRC Worldwide Inc. CEO James Welch has put himself in charge of the company’s $3.3 billion a year  less-than-truckload unit, replacing Jeff Rogers, who departed as profit-improvement efforts sagged.

September 30, 2013