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YRC announces next-day expansion as less-than-truckload market heats up
Not to be outdone by recent expansion announcements from competitors, less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) is expanding its regional next-day service.

In a Wednesday press release, the Overland Park, Kansas-based carrier said the addition of more lanes in the mid-South and Waco, Texas, is part of its network restructuring.
“Through Regional Next-Day service, our customers in Texas and the mid-South can access just-in-time scheduling that offers benefits of lowered inventory cost and fewer supply chain interruptions,” stated Chief Network Officer Scott Ware in the press release. Ware said the service has been “very successful” since it was launched in Texas last fall.

The service now includes 11 terminals in Texas and is expanding to include six new states: Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. The carrier expects the service to provide faster transit times with lower damages as touchpoints are reduced. YRC aims to turn around operations after receiving a $700 million Treasury loan. The carrier said during its second-quarter call that it was ready to embark on a $400 million fleet upgrade.