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This excerpt taken from the YRCW 10-K filed Mar 2, 2009.

YRC National Transportation

Through September 30, 2008, National Transportation was comprised of the Company’s two largest LTL subsidiaries, Yellow Transportation and Roadway. In October 2008, these two subsidiaries merged and changed the name of the surviving entity to YRC, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. YRC continued to operate Yellow Transportation and Roadway as two separate divisions, each with a distinct, separate transportation network of terminal and transportation routes and each continuing their respective brand names. Prior to the merger, Yellow Transportation and Roadway were in many cases operating out of different parts of the same facility. In October 2008, YRC began to integrate the Yellow Transportation and Roadway networks by installing common management at locations where the divisions shared a facility and by having only one local pickup and delivery function at certain locations. On March 1, 2009, YRC fully combined both networks into a single network with a single management structure and a single set of routes. This combination eliminated the two divisions. This network is operated under the brand YRC, although the legacy brand names, Yellow Transportation and Roadway, will continue to exist in the marketplace and be phased out over time as equipment and sales collateral bearing these brands is replaced.

National Transportation offers a full range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial, and retail goods in regional, national and international markets, primarily through the operation of owned or leased equipment in their respective North American surface distribution networks. Transportation services are provided for various categories of goods, which may include (among others) apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal, metal products, non-bulk petroleum products, rubber, textiles, wood and other manufactured products or components. National Transportation provides both LTL services, which combines shipments from multiple customers on a single trailer, and truckload services. Most deliveries are LTL shipments with truckload services offered to maximize equipment utilization and reduce empty miles (the distance empty or partially full trailers travel back to origin to balance the network). National Transportation provides higher-margin specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, global transportation, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection and government material shipments.

National Transportation serves more than 560,000 manufacturing, wholesale, retail and government customers throughout North America. National Transportation’s 37,000 employees are dedicated to operating its expansive network which supports over 430,000 shipments in transit at any time. National Transportation shipments have an average shipment size of 1,200 pounds and travel an average distance of roughly 1,200 miles. Approximately 38% of shipments are delivered in two days or less. Operations research and engineering teams centrally coordinate the equipment, routing, sequencing and timing necessary to transport shipments through our network. At December 31, 2008, National Transportation had 14,327 owned tractors, 2,348 leased tractors, 59,682 owned trailers and 2,802 leased trailers. The National Transportation network includes 521 strategically located facilities with 24,763 doors. National Transportation accounted for 70% of our total operating revenue in 2008, 69% of our total operating revenue in 2007 and 69% of our total operating revenue in 2006.

National Transportation provides services throughout North America, including within Puerto Rico, Guam, Alaska and Hawaii. National Transportation also has affiliates that provide services in Mexico and Canada.

National Transportation has the largest network of service centers, equipment and transportation professionals throughout North America and provides flexible and efficient supply chain solutions including:

 

 

 

Guaranteed PrecisionTM – a guaranteed on-time service with constant shipment monitoring and proactive notification and more direct points than any other guaranteed standard delivery service.

 

 

 

Expedited PrecisionTMcomprised of two key offerings including:

 

 

 

YRC Time-CriticalTM – Expedited, emergency and window deliveries via ground or air anywhere in North America with shipment arrival timed to the hour, day, or span of days and a 100% on-time guarantee. Guaranteed multiple-day window deliveries meet a retail industry need to reduce chargeback fees.

 

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YRC Time-AdvantangeTM – Cost-effective blend of ground and air transportation to provide highly reliable deliveries at any speed throughout North America, with both expedited and deferred air capabilities.

 

 

 

Specialized SolutionsTM – includes a variety of service to meet industry and customer-specific needs with offerings such as Custom Projects, Consolidation and Distribution, Reverse Logistics, Exhibit Services and Shipment Protection through Insulated Covers and our patented Sealed DividerTM and Sealed Trailer services that are designed for products that are difficult or expensive to package for shipping, are of high value, or need verifiable security throughout the transit.

 

   

my.yrc.com – a secure e-commerce website offering online resources for supply chain visibility and shipment management in real time.

 

   

Global Services – Global offerings in cooperation with YRC Logistics provide air, ocean and ground transportation and logistics services at any point in the supply chain; Standard Forwarding, Global Logistics, Transportation Management, Flow Through and Pool Distribution and Dedicated Warehouse.

This excerpt taken from the YRCW 10-K filed Feb 29, 2008.

YRC National Transportation

National Transportation is comprised of Yellow Transportation, Roadway and Reimer Express Lines. These companies offer a full range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial, and retail goods in regional, national and international markets, primarily through the operation of owned or leased equipment in their respective North American surface distribution networks. Transportation services are provided for various categories of goods, which may include (among others) apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal, metal products, non-bulk petroleum products, rubber, textiles, wood and other manufactured products or components. National Transportation provides both LTL services, which combines shipments from multiple customers on a single truck, and truckload services. Most deliveries are LTL shipments with truckload services offered to maximize equipment utilization and reduce empty miles (the distance empty or partially full trailers travel back to origin to balance the network). Each National Transportation company provides higher-margin specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, global transportation, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection and government material shipments.

The National Transportation companies serve more than 600,000 manufacturing, wholesale, retail and government customers throughout North America. National Transportation’s 42,000 employees are dedicated to operating its expansive network which support over 485,000 shipments in transit at any time. National Transportation shipments have an average shipment size of 1,200 pounds and travel an average distance of roughly 1,200 miles. Approximately 37% of shipments are delivered in two days or less. Operations research and engineering teams centrally coordinate the equipment, routing, sequencing and timing necessary to transport shipments more than 118 million miles per month. At December 31, 2007, National Transportation had 14,758 owned tractors, 2,379 leased tractors, 61,183 owned trailers and 3,579 leased trailers. The National Transportation network includes 586 strategically located facilities with 25,777 doors. National Transportation companies accounted for 69% of our total operating revenue in 2007, 69% of our total operating revenue in 2006, and 77% of our total operating revenue in 2005.

This excerpt taken from the YRCW 8-K filed Jan 18, 2007.

YRC National Transportation

Zollars announced that the next phase of the strategy will bring the management of the corporation’s two largest subsidiaries – Yellow Transportation and Roadway – under one organization established as YRC National Transportation. Mike Smid has been named President and CEO of YRC National Transportation.

“Yellow Transportation and Roadway will maintain their strong, independent brands and networks in the marketplace,” Smid said. “The new organization will allow us to respond faster and more efficiently to the changing marketplace by leveraging our resources and experience. We are committed to bringing added value to customers for both brands through enhanced services and stronger supply chain solutions.”

Smid had been President of Roadway. He will be succeeded in that position by Terry Gilbert, who had been Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Roadway. James Welch, President of Yellow Transportation, is retiring effective January 31. Welch will be succeeded by Maynard Skarka, who had been Senior Vice President of Operations for Yellow Transportation. Both Skarka and Gilbert will report to Smid.

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