SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

July 25, 2011 08:16 ET

Restructuring of YRC Worldwide Comes at Just the Right Time

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on YRC Worldwide & Arkansas Best

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Trucking stocks have been some of the most volatile in the market in recent quarters as truck tonnage has hit a slow patch. On the upside, leading economic indicators are suggesting growth going forward. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the trucking industry and provides equity research on YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) and Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ: ABFS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Although freight volumes have flattened, the most recent release of the Cass Freight Index suggested growth in June from July and on an annual basis. On an annual basis, June shipments were up 5.3 percent, which is below the 9.6 percent and 12.3 percent year-over-year gains from May and April, respectively. Logistics Management argues that many analysts consider the Cass Freight Index as the most accurate barometer of freight volumes and market conditions, with many analysts noting that the Cass Freight Index sometimes leads the American Trucking Associations (ATA) tonnage index at turning points.

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Despite reporting yet another quarterly loss last week, the struggling trucker YRC Worldwide says it is prepared to complete a key restructuring plan and mark a change in its top leadership. YRCW said that it lost $38.7 million, or 81 cents a share, during the second quarter, although revenue grew 12 percent to $1.26 billion. Regional business saw a 14 percent surge in revenue, offsetting the 10 percent drop in its truckload unit.

YRCW's second quarter included $17 million in restructuring fees.

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