YRC Worldwide Announces 2013 Destination Green Award Winners
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 10, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:
YRCW) today announced the winners of its third annual Destination Green
Environmental Excellence Award honoring employees who develop and practice
innovative processes in sustainability and efficiency. This year's winners
include two teams and seven individuals from YRC Freight:
Accounts Payable Team
Transportation and Linehaul Network Team
The YRC Freight network operations team was recognized for its work in
optimizing the YRC Freight network to reduce lane miles and subsequent
emissions. The individuals who planned and implemented the company's first
liquefied natural gas (LNG) project were honored for their work with Clean
Energy and the California South Coast Air Quality Management District. Other
awards highlighted YRC Freight's strategy to reduce emissions by covering more
linehaul miles with 2012 and 2013 SmartWay Designated power units.
"This year's winners highlight our employees' ingenuity, resourcefulness and
passion to promote sustainable business practices while improving customer
service and introducing new efficiencies into the YRC Freight network," said
YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch. "I am especially proud of the work done to
maximize the use of EPA SmartWay-designated power units and the launch of our
first LNG pilot," added Welch.
YRC Worldwide is a charter partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's
SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program. The company has been
recognized with the SmartWay Excellence Award and also was named a SmartWay
Champion. YRC Freight, Holland, New Penn and Reddaway are all undertaking a
number of different measures to reduce their emissions profiles, including
conversion of the entire fleet to fuel-efficient tires, converting to
synthetic motor oils and expanding the use of alternative fuels.
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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