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YRC Worldwide Announces 2012 Destination Green Environmental Excellence Awards

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) today announced the 2012 winners of the Destination Green Environmental Excellence Award for employee leadership in sustainability.  In the second year of the awards, two teams were recognized along with seven employees.  This year's awards recognize employee involvement in emissions reductions, recycling, and industry leadership in the driver community. The two teams and seven individual award winners were nominated by fellow employees and winners were selected by a committee.

"Our employees continue to demonstrate leadership in their efforts to sustain corporate and natural resources," said James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide.  "As a whole, the entire organization strived for environmental progress this year as YRC Freight optimized their network to reduce unnecessary lane miles and subsequent emissions while improving service at the same time.  Holland, Reddaway and New Penn continue their leadership in the same day and next day LTL market with employee teams that are dedicated to making their freight services environmentally responsible." 

The 2012 Team Recipients of the Destination Green Environmental Excellence Award are: Customer Service Center Team, Des Moines, IA The 275 employees who work at the Des Moines Customer Service Center have led efforts in going green, reducing costs and establishing best practices to support a more environmentally friendly place to work.  Energy conservation efforts are extensive and embraced by the entire team.

Terminal 555 Team, San Antonio, TX – The entire team works together to find ways to promote sustainability in all aspects of operations. Their paper recycling effort alone keeps about a ton of paper a month out of the landfill.

Individual Destination Green Environmental Excellence Award winners are: Herschel Evans, City Driver, Atlanta, GA Steve Fields, Road Driver, Kansas City, MO Bryan Haggard, Harrisburg, PA Kevin Oakleaf, Overland Park, KS Heather Preseau, Pontiac, MI Steve Shinners, Overland Park, KS Harry Weng, Overland Park, KS

YRC Worldwide and its operating companies strive for environmental excellence in delivering freight to customers as efficiently as possible while preserving Earth's natural resources.  These 2012 Destination Green awards recognize only a few of the 30,000 plus employees of the YRC, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn companies who dedicate their professional careers to service, safety, security and sustainability.  The next round of Destination Green nominations will be accepted in 2013 and the awards for the year will be announced after a committee reviews employee nominations.

YRC Worldwide is a charter partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's award winning SmartWay program.  YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn are all registered participants in the SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program.

For more information about the Destination Green program at YRC Worldwide, please visit http://www.yrcw.com/green/.

About YRC WorldwideYRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRCFreight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn , and provides China-based services through its JHJ joint venture. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.

Web site: www.yrcw.com

Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson               Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan212-329-1420                                                    sdawson@lakpr.com     

SOURCE YRC Worldwide

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