YRC Worldwide is committed to environmental sustainability - driving to be green.

Fleet Strategy: With 16,000 power units, the YRC Worldwide companies have many opportunities to optimize equipment use for environmental and corporate efficiencies.

Our fleet strategy centers on equipment use, cleaner-burning fuels and fuel-efficient engines.


Power Units

  • We on-boarded 700 clean diesel power units in 2016 with advanced low emissions technologies.
  • One 1990 diesel engine has the same emissions impact as 60 2010 or newer diesel engines.


  • We on-boarded 2,500 new trailers in 2016.
  • Most all of our trailers being on-boarded are equipped with aerodynamic skirts and fuel efficient tires.
  • Our newest vehicles run the highest annual fleet miles while older vehicles run significantly less annual mileage.

Alternative Fueled Vehicles

  • We are testing out LNG vehicles in a limited pilot project to see how they operate within our network.
  • We have a long-term test of a limited number of city pickup and delivery hybrid diesels in the northeast.
  • We are testing electrical yard vehicles in California.

Speed governors

Speed-limit governors reduce fuel consumption.

  • YRC Worldwide caps speed below 65 mph.
  • This is a long-term strategy that has significant emissions-reduction benefits.
  • All linehaul and city pickup and delivery units use speed-limit governors.

Engine-idling restrictions

We have self-imposed restrictions on power-unit idling to reduce emissions and save fuel. Many states and localities are seeing the benefit of this practice and are beginning to issue idling restrictions. Power units burn one gallon of fuel an hour when idling.

  • We limit on-duty idling to 5–15 minutes.

YRC Worldwide companies have eliminated overnight idling in the truck by purchasing more than 200,000 room nights annually for our drivers

Cleaner-burning fuels for our equipment

  • We use biodiesel fuel, an emerging alternative, which burns cleaner than petroleum-based diesel.
  • Our priority focus now continues to be to replenish our fleet with clean diesel trucks while testing other options.
  • We engage with industry trade associations and our suppliers to discuss future options for alternative fuels.

Tire pressure program

We have a system-wide tire-pressure program that yields significant fuel-efficiency benefits.

  • Our tire-pressure program, which we use system-wide, shows real fuel efficiencies and related emissions reductions.
  • An outside party audits the program to ensure effectiveness.
  • We are introducing new, fuel-saving tires into the fleet to further increase efficiencies.