U.S. Chamber Foundation Program Connects Veterans to Trucking Careers
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:YRCW) subsidiaries YRC Freight and Holland have joined the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program. The program will use technology developed by FASTPORT to connect veterans with careers in trucking. YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch announced the partnership during his presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference today. The Connections Conference is an annual gathering of leading shipper, 3PL, trucking and other industry officials.
"With hundreds of terminals across the United States, we have a strong presence of veterans already in our workforce and we look forward to bringing more former military personnel into the YRC Freight and Holland families," James Welch shared with the SMC3 transportation professionals. "Our industry-leading health care benefits and a competitive pay package enable us to have the opportunity to place those who have served our country not just in a job but in a career," added Welch.
Bill McLennan, CEO of FASTPORT, whose technology platform matches veterans with career opportunities and administers the program for the U.S. Chamber stated that, "We look forward to partnering with the YRC Freight and Holland teams to place veterans in jobs that can turn into lifelong careers. The combination of the FASTPORT technology and the infrastructure YRC Freight and Holland have in place to recruit and train drivers will lead to a powerful partnership."
Welch was at the SMC3 Connections Conference to kick off the event with an industry outlook covering recent industry economic trends and regulatory issues.
FASTPORT develops user-friendly technology to improve motor carriers' selection, qualification and hiring process for commercial drivers, ultimately providing better careers for drivers and growth for motor carriers. FASTPORT's core product JobMaps™, revolutionizes traditional job postings, empowering motor carriers to efficiently find the best qualified drivers for their unique driving jobs. FASTPORT is committed to leveraging JobMaps™ to help enable 50,000+ transitioning military service men and women find great driving careers with great employers in the trucking industry.
For more information visit http://fastport.com.
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 in Overland 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, visit www.yrcfreight.com.
Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Founded in Holland, Mich., in 1929, Holland provides industry-leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern United States and in eastern Canada. Holland, recognized by Logistics Management magazine with its 2013 Quest for Quality award for 28 consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in 2013 with the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic Regional LTL Motor Carriers award and the South/South Central Regional LTL Motor Carriers award, as well as the Expedited Motor Carriers award. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. 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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