SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 20, 2011 08:16 ET

YRC Worldwide Continues to Lag in a Recovering Trucking Sector

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on YRC Worldwide and Arkansas Best

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities 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:

A favorable pricing environment has kept the trucking sector afloat as the US economy teeters on the brink of a double-dip recession. Many of the major less than truckload carriers are raising prices to help offset increased operating costs, such as higher fuel prices.

Weakened manufacturing data has slowed truck tonnage in recent months. The latest data from the ATA's advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shows a drop of 1.3 percent in July after rising 2.6 percent in June.

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Last week shares of YRC Worldwide collapsed more than 75 percent after the company's shareholders agreed to increase the trucking company's share count to 1.9 billion from 48 million. The increase is part of the company's restructuring plan to avoid bankruptcy. Last Friday a group of lenders, bondholders and labor union members took control of YRC, merging it into a newly formed subsidiary as part of a sweeping financial restructuring that gives YRC about $100 million in new capital.

Arkansas Best Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in motor carrier freight transportation in the United States. The company provides shipping services to its customers by transporting various large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. ABF's expanding portfolio of logistics services now extends from the Asian manufacturer's floor to domestic door delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.

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