YRC Freight Appoints Darren Hawkins Senior Vice President of Sales and
Industry Veteran Rejoins Company to Lead Growing Sales Organization
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 7, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --YRC Freight, a subsidiary of
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), today announced that Darren Hawkins, 43,
has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective January
14, 2013. Hawkins will report directly to Jeff Rogers, president of YRC
Hawkins is returning to YRC Freight, where he previously had an 18-year career
and served in a number of roles including director of field sales, service
center manager and account executive. Prior to this, he was director of
operations at Con-way Freight, where he also formerly served as director of
sales. Hawkins holds a bachelor's degree in transportation and distribution
from the University of Memphis.
"We are very excited and proud that Darren, a well-respected industry sales
leader, will once again be an integral part of our team. Welcoming him back
along with several other professionals who have recently rejoined YRC Freight
shows the strength of their confidence in our company," said Jeff Rogers,
president of YRC Freight. "As we continue to increase customer service levels
in 2013 and beyond, Darren's knowledge and his bird's eye view of the market
will prove immensely valuable to both the company and our customers."
"The marketplace is taking note of YRC Freight's focus on providing
high-quality and cost-effective customer service and I am inspired by the
company's ongoing commitment to regain a leadership position in the North
American LTL industry," said Hawkins. "The new leadership team has the right
focus and their absolute commitment to customer service is starting to echo
through the freight industry. It's great to be back home at YRC Freight."
About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods,
specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses.
Based inOverland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North
American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring
flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information,
Follow YRC Freight on Twitter:http://twitter.com/yrcfreight
FollowYRC Worldwideon Twitter:http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide
Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson
Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan
SOURCE YRC Worldwide; YRC Freight
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