YRC merges USF Bestway, USF Reddaway
YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., Monday announced the consolidation of USF Bestway and USF Reddaway and the geographic expansion of USF Holland.
USF Bestway and USF Reddaway have been consolidated into one organization operating under the USF Reddaway brand. YRC Regional Transportation now comprises USF Holland, USF Reddaway, USF Glen Moore and New Penn, the last two not being directly impacted by the changes.
T.J. O'Connor has been named president and chief executive officer of the enlarged USF Reddaway and will lead its management team based in Clackamas, Ore. O'Connor was president and CEO of USF Bestway for the past year. Ed Fitzgerald, who has led USF Reddaway since 2004, will be leaving the company 'to pursue other interests.'
At the same time, USF Holland is expanding its service coverage in Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi, acquiring three former USF Bestway service facilities in these markets — Little Rock, Ark.; Wichita, Kan.; and Jackson, Miss.
'The consolidation of the USF Bestway and USF Reddaway brands creates a more streamlined organization, a stronger regional network and a very formidable western service provider,' said Jim Staley, president and CEO of YRC Regional Transportation.
'That translates into more service options for our customers and a simpler customer service experience. Additionally, the expansion of USF Holland deeper into the Midwest and the South provides our customers access to one of the most reliable and extensive next-day and regional delivery networks in the industry,” Staley said.
Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide, said: 'The YRC Regional Transportation group now has four strong companies with substantial brand equity. The expansion of USF Holland and USF Reddaway into these new regional markets will enhance growth prospects for the corporation and add to shareholder value.'