COMPETITION WATCH: Yellow Roadway adopts name change

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Yellow Roadway Corporation has changed its name to YRC Worldwide, in an effort to reflect its “global breadth and services depth.”

The company also changed its stock ticker on the NASDAQ stock exchange to “YRCW.”

“Simply put, the breadth and depth of the enterprise is greater than the name Yellow Roadway conveys. We now operate in over 70 countries around the world and our services have expanded to encompass logistics as well as global, national and regional transportation,” said Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide. “Our new name, YRC Worldwide, better reflects the reality of what our enterprise is today. Our aspirations for the future remain consistent with our core purpose: Making global commerce work by connecting people, places and information.”

Companies included under the YRC Worldwide umbrella include: Yellow Transportation; Roadway Express; Reimer Express; USF Holland; USF Reddaway; USF Bestway; USF Glen Moore; New Penn Motor Express; and Meridian IQ.

“We continue to build our brands and expand our international, national and regional capabilities,” added Zollars. “Our objective is to provide seamless, end-to-end global transportation solutions to our customers.”

In conjunction with the name change, YRC Worldwide has changed its Web site to

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