AKRON, Ohio--September 30, 2005--Roadway Express has been recognized as the "2005 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Nationwide Carrier of the Year" by the National Small Shipments Traffic Conference (NASSTRAC). Mike Smid, President and CEO of Roadway, accepted the award on behalf of Roadway at the NASSTRAC fall meeting September 25-27 in Baltimore, MD.
"The dedication of the entire Roadway workforce drives our performance in all aspects of the business, especially partnering with our customers to consistently understand and effectively meet their needs," said Smid. "We are gratified by this recognition and look forward to providing personalized service and effective transportation solutions for NASSTRAC members in 2006." Again this year, NASSTRAC members graded carriers on a quantitative scale in the areas of customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, industry leadership and technology. When the votes were tallied, Roadway again ranked first among service providers. Roadway has been the recipient of the LTL Carrier of the Year Award for 16 consecutive years, and 17 of the 19 years this award has been given. The Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by NASSTRAC and Logistics Management, a trade magazine for buyers of logistics services. "This prestigious award is testimony to our efforts to enhance a customer's shipping experience and exceed expectations. We are extremely honored by this recognition of leadership," said Stan Friend, Vice President of Corporate Sales.
Founded in 1952, NASSTRAC is the only shippers' association that focuses on essential transportation. It provides education, professional networking, provider relationships and advocacy for professionals in the strategic shipments, LTL and small package segments of supply chain management.
About Roadway Express
2005 marks the 75th anniversary of Roadway Express, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods. Roadway Express offers a variety of innovative services to meet customer needs, including Time-Critical, Time-Advantage and Exhibit Transportation Services. Roadway Express provides seamless transportation between all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Global logistics solutions for import and export shipping are provided in conjunction with Meridian IQ, a subsidiary of Yellow Roadway Corporation. Service within Canada is provided by Reimer Express Lines Ltd., a Roadway Express subsidiary. Roadway Express is a subsidiary of Yellow Roadway Corporation (Nasdaq: YELL), one of the largest transportation services providers in the world. Yellow Roadway Corporation provides a wide range of asset and non-asset-based transportation services integrated by technology.
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Yellow Roadway Corporation employs approximately 70,000 people.