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Author: 
Jason Bergman

July 5, 2022

A year ago, we announced the beginning of our company’s transformation into a super-regional, less-than-truckload carrier. This major shift has involved providing our customers with one technology platform, as well as a North American network that combines the speed of our regional service with the scope of our long-haul network – all under a revitalized, Yellow Corporation brand. The launch of MyYellow.com is an important part of that transformation. Soon it will be a fully functional online presence, a one-stop digit

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    Shipping Tips

    4 Tips on How to Have a Great Trade Show Shipping Experience
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    July 5, 2022

    These trade(show) secrets will ensure your booth or exhibit is shipped safely and efficiently, with ample time before the show begins. After two years of COVID, the trade show season is back in full swing for 2022. Your marketing team has emerged from the pandemic to create an amazing, attention-grabbing trade show booth. You’re excited to increase your brand awareness, network and ultimately bring home the win for your sales team at the next event. You’ve booke

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    Shipping Tips

    5 Basic Steps to Shipping Freight
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    July 5, 2022

    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. Are you new to freight shipping and wondering how to get started? If so, or even if you’re an infrequent shipper who needs a quick refresher on the dos and don’ts for preparing your next less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment, we’ve got some helpful tips. Here are five simple steps you can take to succes

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    People of Yellow

    Yellow Employee Receives Award From Department of Defense
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    July 5, 2022

    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. For those who serve their country as members of the Reserves or National Guard, having a supportive, encouraging boss back home can provide some much-needed peace of mind. Paige Woodbury, an IT support specialist for Yellow and a member of the Missouri National Guard, appreciated having that kind of leader. That’s why she

    Graphic illustrating the difference between less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments

    Shipping Tips

    Demystifying the LTL vs FTL Freight Shipping Decision
    Author: 
    The Yellow Team

    July 22, 2022

    Here are the key factors that shippers should consider while choosing between less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) for their shipments.   “LTL” and “FTL” are frequently used terms in the trucking industry. However, as a shipper, you may have struggled with making the choice or even doubted the decision you made. With driver shortages, capacity crunches, regulatory mandates and disruptions in the global supply chain, it is more important than

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