company_name = YRC Worldwide
company_type = Public (NASDAQ|YRCW)
Overland Park, Kansas
homepage = [http://www.myyellow.com/ www.myyellow.com]
Yellow Transportation Inc. is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ|YRCW) whose headquarters is in
Overland Park, Kansas.
The history of this company dates back to 1924 when A.J. Harrell of Oklahoma City founded the
Yellow Cab and Transit Company, a bus and taxi company that served central Oklahoma. The company remained small until 1952, when an ownership group led by George E. Powell Sr. bought the company. During this time, Yellow helped pioneer the concept of consolidating small freight shipments into trailer loads.
In 1968, the company name was changed from Yellow Transit Freight Lines to Yellow Freight System Inc. During the deregulation of interstate trucking in the 1980s, Yellow Freight System embarked on a massive restructuring by creating new distribution centers across the country to better serve customers. Then, in 2002, Yellow Freight System changed its name to Yellow Transportation Inc. to reflect the company's transformation into a full-service transportation provider.
Why Yellow Is Orange
In 1929, A.J. Harrell enlisted the help of the E.I. Dupont Company to improve highway safety by determining the vehicle color that would be the most visible on the nation's highways. After the review was completed, it was determined that the color of the swamp holly berry would be most visible from the greatest distance. Swamp Holly Orange became the color used on all company tractors.
Current Company Information
As the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Yellow Transportation Inc. has a mission to be the leading provider of guaranteed, time-definite, defect-free, hassle-free transportation services for business customers worldwide. The company provides regional, national and international transportation and related services to 400,000 customers by applying a wealth of resources:
*a transportation network backed by state-of-the-art tracking and system management technology. [http://www.myyellow.com/dynamic/services/content/aboutyellow/brandyellow/yelltrans.jsp]
*superior customer services. [http://www.myyellow.com/dynamic/services/content/aboutyellow/brandyellow/yelltrans.jsp]
Yellow offers a comprehensive set of transportation solutions delivered through MyYellow.com. Yellow has created a superb track record of high quality, reliability and safety with support from YRC Technologies, the in-house technology company.
The Yellow portfolio of transportation solutions includes:
*expedited and guaranteed delivery
*reliable ground transportation
*chemical and hazardous materials transportation
*return goods management
*protection for freezable goods [http://www.myyellow.com/dynamic/services/content/aboutyellow/brandyellow/yelltrans.jsp]
* [http://www.yrcw.com/ YRC Worldwide Official Web Site]
* [http://www.myyellow.com/ Yellow Transportation Official Web Site]
* [http://www.roadway.com Roadway Official Web Site]
* [http://www.reimerexpress.com Reimer Official Web site]
* [http://www.usfc.com USF Official Web Site]
* [http://www.furnitureshipping.net Freight & Shipping Official Web Site]
* [http://www.freightshippingdirect.com FreightShippingDirect Official Web Site]
* [http://www.npme.com New Penn Official Web Site]
* [http://www.yrclogistics.com YRC Logistics Official Web Site]
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