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With more than 28,000 employees, YRC Freight is the largest operating unit of Overland Park, Kansas–based YELLOW, and one of the largest trucking companies in the United States.

Being one of the largest isn’t what makes YRC Freight a great company to work for. With a reputation for competitive pay and benefits in the LTL freight industry, there are many reasons to consider working with us.

Five reasons YRC Freight attracts the best drivers on the road

    1. 100% Company-paid health care benefits and vacation time.
    2. All equipment is provided and maintained by the Company.
    3. Daily dispatches with minimum time away from home.
    4. Union contract pay rates: first year road driver can earn up to $60,000, and city drivers can earn  an average of over $20 per hour.
    5. YRC Freight is the only LTL freight company that pays road drivers hourly in case of load delays or breakdowns.

Safety is a first priority at YRC Freight

We maintain a safe fleet of approximately 8,400 Company-owned tractors and 34,500 trailers. We have 12,000 48’ and 53’ vans, and more than 20,400 28’ trailers. When you drive for YRC Freight, you’re among skilled, professional drivers ranked some the safest in our industry. Our drivers are involved in:

  • National Truck Driving Championship
  • America’s Road Team
  • Safe Driver Awards (million milers, accident-free all stars)
  • Driver Hall of Fame

Diversity matters

We believe hiring people with varied characteristics builds a stronger workforce. The YRC Freight commitment to diversity lets everyone reach his or her full potential in our organization.

YRC Freight hosts “Diversity Days” at many of our terminals from coast-to-coast. These activities help to build community. We invite agencies, such as universities, chambers of commerce, diversity organizations, local and state employment agencies and area Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representatives.

Women in Trucking Partnership

YRC Freight works in partnership with Women in Trucking (WIT), an organization that promotes women’s employment in our industry, to expand recruiting programs and to reach out to truck stop owners on interstate highways to encourage more female-friendly environments.


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