OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Freight has been selected as the National LTL Carrier of the Year for 2015 by J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. This is the first time J.B. Hunt has selected YRC Freight for this distinction.
Working together since 2008
YRC Freight delivers a wide variety of services for J.B. Hunt, including Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Time-Critical, Accelerated, Consolidation, Ocean, and Final Mile services. The two companies have partnered together since 2008.
“The partnership between YRC Freight and J.B. Hunt has allowed our two great companies to provide for the unique transportation needs of many customers. We are pleased to award YRC Freight our National LTL Carrier of the Year Award and look forward to continuing this partnership and driving industry-leading solutions," explained Shawn Graves, Vice President of Transportation at J.B. Hunt.
Award based on five criteria
YRC Freight was selected for the J.B. Hunt award based on the following five criteria:
- Carrier relationship—including great communications and flexibility
- Service levels—excellent overall service performance
- Scope of services—providing a wide variety of LTL services, especially volume shipments
- Billing efficiencies—“green” invoicing and speedy issue resolution
- Customer support—meeting expectations for excellent customer support, communications
“We are delighted to be chosen by J.B. Hunt for this prestigious award,” said Tim Haitz, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at YRC Freight. “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship for eight years. We would also like to commend our employees for their commitment to premier customer service. This award is evidence of their first-class performance.”
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.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, Kansas, 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. Follow YRC Freight on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcfreightltl
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