YRC Worldwide Offers Accelerated Service Option for Quicker Deliveries
There are many characteristics that people look for in trucking companies. While many breakthroughs have been made in the areas of freight management, logistics, and brokerage, sometimes having a firm grip on the basics can still prove beneficial. YRC Worldwide is a well-known name in the trucking industry. With impressive earnings for the first quarter of 2016, the company plans to continue its growth with the implementation of a new accelerated delivery service. Focused on making deliveries a day or two ahead of schedule, this type of rush-service is already popular among certain types of delivery companies. But having the option to get accelerated service from an established trucking giant is relatively new in the industry.
YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins reported that customers would pay roughly 15% more for this faster service. Less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers combine multiple shipments from different customers in a truck and use strategic logistics management to plan routes carefully in an effort to create the most profitable results. Speeding up delivery times appeals to a broad range of customers from individual recipients of deliveries to large companies receiving bulk shipments. The presence of this option means that those who are content with standard forecasted delivery times aren’t forced to pay extra for a service they don’t want.
LTL carriers can factor in the time saved on accelerated deliveries and use it to handle extra jobs during the same route. This creates a substantial growth opportunity for YRC Worldwide. While smaller companies may have a harder time managing these quick deliveries, established organizations see it as a way to more accurately play to their strengths of talented staff members and smart route-management solutions. YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins said: “It is important that our customers always know we have the technology, the services and the people to fulfill their needs.”
YRC Worldwide already boasts one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the industry, providing coverage and services to a number of partners across the nation. Increasing their ability to respond to customer demand in a practical way by offering a quicker delivery means more people will undoubtedly look to work with this industry giant in the future. And while the added service does mean more work for truckers, management and team members are confident they are up to the challenge of providing even more convenience for customers.