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Bryan Benchich and Brent Johnson, in the recording studio for Giving Songs

People of Yellow

Making Music Through Giving Songs
Author: 
The Yellow Team

Jan. 23, 2023

How two Yellow employees collaborated on a song to help disabled children and their families in southeast Michigan.    Sometimes, a routine work assignment can turn into something bigger than work.   Last summer, Bryan Benchich, an area sales director for Yellow, shadowed Brent Johnson, manager of Jackson, Mich. terminal #358. He wanted to learn what Johnson does on a day-to-day basis as part of an effort to improve collaboration between Sales and Operations.      One day during a break, the two men started talkin

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    Collage of photos from Yellow's year in 2022

    One Yellow

    Year in Review: Our 8 Biggest Stories for 2022
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Dec. 27, 2022

    It was a time of growth, transformation and positive momentum for Yellow heading into 2023. Here are the highlights.    At Yellow, the most important development in 2022 was our continued transformation into a super-regional LTL carrier. However, there were many other highlights from the year, including individual honors for Yellow employees and our ongoing efforts to draw from a diverse talent pool in training the next generation of professional truc

    Image of wreaths at cemetery in Salisbury, N.C.

    People of Yellow

    Honoring Our Fallen Heroes with Wreaths Across America
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Dec. 20, 2022

    On Dec. 17, we helped pay tribute to veterans by laying remembrance wreaths at 33 cemeteries across the nation.   Each December, Wreaths Across America leads a coordinated effort to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices and heroism of the country’s military veterans by holding wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 3,400 other locations across the United States.    It’s a tradition the organization has ca

    Six women who are making an impact at Yellow

    People of Yellow

    6 Stories of Women Making an Impact at Yellow
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Nov. 11, 2022

    These are shining examples of the many women who have built thriving careers at the original less-than-truckload carrier.   At Yellow, we have a proud history of empowering the women on our team and helping them to develop long, rewarding careers in the trucking industry.    As the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) launches its Nov. 13-16 Accelerate! Conference & Expo in Dallas, we’re grateful that WIT has recognized Yellow’s commitm

    People of Yellow

    “A Game-Changer for Me”: Peggy Arnold Finds Success as a Professional Driver
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Nov. 10, 2022

    Women In Trucking’s “Driver of the Year” discusses her career, her commitment to safety and how trucking has transformed her life.   When Peggy Arnold decided more than 30 years ago to become a less-than-truckload driver, it represented a turning point – not just for her working life, but for her family as well.    For years, she had worked a series of minimum wage jobs to support her two children. By becoming a truck driver, Arnold found a rol

    Yellow truck in snow covered highway.

    Shipping Tips

    5 Tips to Protect Your Freight from Freezing This Winter
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    November 8, 2022

    Take these steps to help protect your valuable freight from harsh winter temperatures and reduce costs incurred from damages.   As the leaves are changing color and the air is getting crisper, it’s also time to prepare your freight for the coming winter temperatures, especially if your cargo is freeze-sensitive. While liquids and beverages can expand in freezing temperatures and result in damaged packaging and spills, products like cosmetics, pharmaceutica

    One Yellow

    Why are Yellow’s Trucks Orange?
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Nov. 3, 2022

    It’s a good question and one we get asked all the time. The answer goes back to Yellow’s origins and commitment to safety.   For more than 90 years, tractor-trailers bearing the Yellow name and logo have been a familiar sight on U.S. highways and byways.    Many motorists, at some point, have glanced at the distinctive logo on the back or side of a Yellow trailer and thought to themselves, “The name of the company is Yellow, so why is that truck orange?”   

    Yellow truck on the road

    Shipping Tips

    15 Ways to Save on Less-Than-Truckload Shipping
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Oct. 14, 2022

    Apply these steps to help make your LTL shipping more cost-effective while reducing the risk of claims and damages.    Freight rates and shipping costs can fluctuate, depending on your industry, available trucking capacity and other market forces.    Many of these factors are out of your control. However, there are several practices your transportation team can adopt to maximize your shipping dollars, reduce the risk of cargo claims and da

    Image of the front of a Yellow truck cab

    Safety & Sustainability

    How Yellow is Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Sept. 28, 2022

    Yellow’s growing network of CDL Driving Academies is graduating hundreds of new professional drivers and addressing an industry need.    When students enter the classroom at the Yellow CDL Driving Academy in Salt Lake City, the first thing they see is a wall lined with 50 photos of academy graduates proudly holding their certifications.    The academy’s trainers have regularly updated their “wall of honor” with new, smiling faces since the

    People of Yellow

    Yellow Drivers Pay a Visit to "Fox & Friends"
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    Sept. 19 2022

    Yellow made a special stop at Times Square on Sept. 16 to celebrate and talk about the importance of America’s truck drivers.   Drivers Esther Parsons and Russ Simpson, along with SVP of Trucker Relations Bryan Reifsnyder, made a guest appearance on morning news show “Fox & Friends” in a segment honoring National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.    They spoke with “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy about the important role truck drivers

    More Stories From The Extra Mile

    8 Stories About Heroes for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

    Whether it’s rescuing a fellow motorist or helping others in need, these are just a few examples of how Yellow drivers perform heroically on the road.

    NTDC 2022 Recap: Five Take-Aways From Indianapolis

    The National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Indianapolis was the first time in two years that America’s top professional drivers were able to compete in what’s known as “The Super Bowl of Safety.”

    Yellow Employee Receives Award From Department of Defense

    Yellow Employee Receives Award From Department of Defense

    IT Director Lisa Weaver received the award on June 23 for “going above and beyond” in supporting an employee’s service in the National Guard.

    Yellow Drivers Pay a Visit to "Fox & Friends"

    Yellow Drivers Pay a Visit to "Fox & Friends"

    Yellow made a special stop at Times Square on Sept. 16 to celebrate and talk about the importance of America’s truck drivers.

    Demystifying the LTL vs FTL Freight Shipping Decision

    Demystifying the LTL vs FTL Freight Shipping Decision

    Here are the key factors that shippers should consider while choosing between less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) for their shipments.

    5 Basic Steps to Shipping Freight

    5 Basic Steps to Shipping Freight

    This simple, step-by-step guide with illustrations is designed to help first-time shippers, as well as those who need a quick refresher on how to ship freight.

    4 Tips on How to Have a Great Trade Show Shipping Experience

    4 Tips on How to Have a Great Trade Show Shipping Experience

    These trade(show) secrets will ensure your booth or exhibit is shipped safely and efficiently, with ample time before the show begins.

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