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August 24, 2010 09:15 ET

Equity Research on YRC Worldwide and Con-Way -- Mixed Financial Results for Transportation & Logistics Providers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the transportation & logistics industry and has completed analytical research on YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) and Con-Way Inc. (NYSE: CNW). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

During the recession significantly reduced shipping of goods caused the transportation and logistics industry to downsize. Trucking was hit especially hard, as about 2000 companies went out of business and others contracted the size of their fleets. However, with the rebound in the world economy there are now, ironically, concerns of shortages. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the transportation & logistics industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the transportation & logistics industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on YRC Worldwide Inc. and Con-Way Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Recently quarterly earnings have been somewhat mixed but most show growth and increased revenues compared to last year. The higher revenues are attributed mostly to a lower supply of trucking capacity, moderate rising demand and inventory restocking in businesses. On the other hand, the industry is suffering from higher transportation and fuel costs.

With revenue for the second quarter 2010 down 8.7% to $1.1 billion, YRC Worldwide Inc. managed to reduce its loss to a penny per share as compared to a loss of $5.20 a share in the same quarter in 2009. Helping this result was an increase in shipping volume amongst others. YRC Worldwide Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

While demand for its freight transportation showed signs of improvement throughout all its segments, Con-Way Inc. also saw its costs surging. The trucking firm's profit declined to $13.9 million. Con-Way Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

The freight market is improving of late but many carriers' fleets are ageing as the cost of new trucks increases and equipment financing remains hard to come by. As companies look to update their fleets they will be thinking about lowering gas emissions, as pressure is increasing around this issue. A recent proposal is to use high strength, low weight aluminum in trucks and trailers. This promises to reduce weight, save fuel and reduce emissions. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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