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YRC Freight Overview

YRC Worldwide Inc. is an American holding company of freight shipping brands YRC Freight, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway.
The staff at YRC Freight come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 18.9% female and 34.8% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, YRC Freight employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 66.7%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Democratic Party. YRC Freight has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the company for 4.2 years. The average employee at YRC Freight makes $43,207 per year. Pay at YRC Freight is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like U.S. Xpress, C.R. England, and Werner Enterprises, which pay $69,539, $68,864, and $65,144, respectively.
Based in Kansas, YRC Freight is an industry leader with 23,000 employees and an annual revenue of $5.1B.

The Organization’s Mission

YRC Freight is committed to providing you the best service in the industry-24×7, 365 days a year.







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The Team At YRC Freight

Key People

    Darren Hawkins (ceo)

The Culture At YRC Freight

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Creating a Culture of Trust - Fostering a work environment that encourages people to act with integrity and treat each other and their ideas with respect; creating and protecting a high-trust environment by setting an example, advocating for others in the face of challenges, removing barriers to trust, and rewarding others for demonstrating behaviors that cultivate trust.
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YRC Freight Rankings

YRC Freight is ranked #32 on the Best Transportation Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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YRC Freight Salaries

How much does YRC Freight pay?
The national average salary for an YRC Freight employee in the United States is $42,818 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $77,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $23,000 per year.
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YRC Freight Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at YRC Freight earns a yearly salary of $42,818 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries.

Some of the positions that earn high wages at YRC Freight include operations manager, inside sales executive, operations specialist, and diesel technician.

A typical operations manager salary at YRC Freight is $75,141 per year.

Other roles at YRC Freight include cashier and casual clerk. A cashier at YRC Freight earns an average yearly salary of $23,553.

YRC Freight Careers

On average, employees at YRC Freight stay with the company for 4.8 years. Employees most commonly join YRC Freight after leaving United Parcel Service. When they leave YRC Freight, they most frequently get their next job at United Parcel Service.

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YRC Freight Employee Demographics

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YRC Freight Employees Education

Of the 23,000 employees at YRC Freight, 12.2% attended Baker University. Employees at YRC Freight most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a High School Diploma.

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YRC Freight Financial Performance

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YRC Freight Competitors

Competitors of YRC Freight include U.S. Xpress, C.R. England, and Werner Enterprises.

Employees at U.S. Xpress earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $69,100.

Employees at C.R. England earn an average of $68,494 per year, and the employees at Werner Enterprises earn an average salary of $64,653 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about YRC Freight

How many Employees does YRC Freight have?

YRC Freight has 23,000 employees.

How much money does YRC Freight make?

YRC Freight generates $5.1B in revenue.

What industry is YRC Freight in?

YRC Freight is in the transportation industry.

What is YRC Freight's mission?

YRC Freight's mission statement is "YRC Freight is committed to providing you the best service in the industry-24×7, 365 days a year."

What type of company is YRC Freight?

YRC Freight is a public company.

Who are YRC Freight's competitors?

YRC Freight competitors include Old Dominion Freight Line, Werner Enterprises, Saia, Schneider National, YRC Worldwide, ATS, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, ArcBest, Aryas Cent Transport of India, R+L Carriers, Knight Transportation, Estes Express Lines, AAA Cooper Transportation, New England Motor Freight, Southeastern Freight Lines, Con-Way, Averitt Express, C.R. England, Vitran Express, U.S. Xpress.

Who works at YRC Freight?

Darren Hawkins (ceo)

Where is YRC Freight's headquarters?

YRC Freight's headquarters is in Overland Park, KS.

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YRC Freight may also be known as or be related to YRC FREIGHT INC, YRC Freight, YRC Freight Inc, YRC Freight Inc. and YRC Worldwide Inc.