YRC Worldwide Provides Quarter-To-Date Operating Data for Fourth Quarter 2019

Overland Park, Kansas, UNITED STATES

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) reported certain operating metrics for the first two months of fourth quarter 2019.

At YRC Freight, October 2019 less-than-truckload (LTL) tonnage per day decreased approximately 4.5% compared to October 2018 and November 2019 LTL tonnage per day decreased approximately 10.2% compared to November 2018. Quarter-to-date through November 2019, LTL revenue per hundredweight decreased approximately 0.9% and LTL revenue per shipment increased approximately 1.8% compared to a year ago.
At the Regional segment, October 2019 LTL tonnage per day decreased approximately 5.7% compared to October 2018 and November 2019 LTL tonnage per day decreased approximately 11.2% compared to November 2018. Quarter-to-date through November 2019, LTL revenue per hundredweight decreased approximately 0.8% compared to a year ago. LTL revenue per shipment remained flat when compared to last year.

“The industrial freight slowdown, which started its decline more than 14 months ago, has created a freight volume headwind,” said Darren Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer at YRC Worldwide.  “The year over year comparisons for November were impacted due to operating conditions at a primary competitor in November of last year and a later Thanksgiving impacting retail. The December tonnage per day levels are trending more in line with October results from a year over year comparison.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight, as well as the logistics company HNRY Logistics. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive logistics and LTL networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through their teams of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide companies offer industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence.

Please visit our website at www.yrcw.com for more information.

Investor Contact:   Eric Birge
Media Contact:Mike Kelley

SOURCE:  YRC Worldwide