YRC Freight Names New President

OVERLAND PARK, KS — YRC Worldwide announced that Darren Hawkins has been appointed as YRC Freight president. He will directly report to the company’s CEO, James Welch.

“I am very pleased with the changes Darren has made with our sales organization and momentum that he has been able to build, and the strength he and his team displayed throughout the refinancing effort,” Welch said. “Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position as he has over 24 years of experience in the national LTL industry in both sales and operations.”

YRC has recently managed to refinance its $1.15 billion debt after surviving a close-call in the latest revision of a Teamster’s Union contract. 

Previously, Hawkins was senior vice president of sales and marketing for YRC Freight and before holding that position, he served for four years at rival Con-way in a major operations role before rejoining YRC Freight in January 2013.During his 18 and a half years with the company, Hawkins held various roles with increasing responsibility in operations and sales.


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