Roadway Express Receives First-Ever Chairman's Recognition Award

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Honors Roadway Express for Ongoing Partnership



Jan 16, 2006, 00:00 ET from Roadway Express

    AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roadway Express was honored
 by The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) with the inaugural Chairman's
 Recognition Award.  The award, presented by NLBM Board President Mark Bryant,
 acknowledges the ongoing work of Roadway Express in developing, presenting and
 transporting the first mobile museum dedicated to Negro Leagues Baseball.
 Roadway Express President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Smid accepted the
 award.
     "All of us at Roadway are very proud of our partnership with the Negro
 Leagues Baseball Museum and excited about our continuing role in helping to
 share the unique and powerful story of Negro Leagues Baseball, its players,
 teams and coaches," said Smid. "We are looking forward to a great tour in
 2006."
     "The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is proud of its partnership with
 Roadway Express," said Bob Kendrick, Director of Marketing for the NLBM. "We
 thank Roadway for its belief in the importance of the Negro Leagues and for
 introducing a vast audience to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum through this
 historic barnstorming tour."
     In 2005, Roadway introduced the first-ever mobile museum dedicated to
 Negro Leagues Baseball.  A 53-foot trailer was transformed into "Times of
 Greatness," an educational exhibit featuring historic photos, video, uniforms
 and other memorabilia illustrating the rich history of Negro Leagues Baseball.
 Roadway transported the exhibit to more than 30 cities from April to September
 2005.  As a result of the Roadway tour, thousands of visitors experienced
 "Times of Greatness," and millions were exposed to the inspirational story
 through television, radio and print coverage.
 
     About the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
     The NLBM, located in Kansas City, Mo., is the world's only museum
 dedicated to preserving and illuminating the rich history of African-American
 Baseball.  It is a privately funded, 501c3 not-for-profit organization
 incorporated in 1990.  The NLBM operates one block from the Paseo YMCA where
 the Negro National League was founded by Andrew "Rube" Foster in 1920.
 
     About Roadway Express
     Roadway Express, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is a leading transporter of
 industrial, commercial and retail goods. Roadway Express offers a variety of
 innovative services to meet customer needs, including Time-Critical(TM), Time-
 Advantage(TM), Sealed Divider(TM), and Exhibit Transportation Services.
 Roadway Express provides seamless transportation between all 50 states,
 Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Global logistics solutions for import and
 export shipping are provided in conjunction with Meridian IQ, a subsidiary of
 YRC Worldwide Inc.  Service within Canada is provided by Reimer Express Lines
 Ltd., a Roadway Express subsidiary. Roadway Express is a subsidiary of YRC
 Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:   YRCW), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest
 transportation services providers in the world. The enterprise provides global
 transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics
 management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of
 services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods
 domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC
 Worldwide employs approximately 70,000 people.
 
 

SOURCE Roadway Express
    AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roadway Express was honored
 by The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) with the inaugural Chairman's
 Recognition Award.  The award, presented by NLBM Board President Mark Bryant,
 acknowledges the ongoing work of Roadway Express in developing, presenting and
 transporting the first mobile museum dedicated to Negro Leagues Baseball.
 Roadway Express President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Smid accepted the
 award.
     "All of us at Roadway are very proud of our partnership with the Negro
 Leagues Baseball Museum and excited about our continuing role in helping to
 share the unique and powerful story of Negro Leagues Baseball, its players,
 teams and coaches," said Smid. "We are looking forward to a great tour in
 2006."
     "The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is proud of its partnership with
 Roadway Express," said Bob Kendrick, Director of Marketing for the NLBM. "We
 thank Roadway for its belief in the importance of the Negro Leagues and for
 introducing a vast audience to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum through this
 historic barnstorming tour."
     In 2005, Roadway introduced the first-ever mobile museum dedicated to
 Negro Leagues Baseball.  A 53-foot trailer was transformed into "Times of
 Greatness," an educational exhibit featuring historic photos, video, uniforms
 and other memorabilia illustrating the rich history of Negro Leagues Baseball.
 Roadway transported the exhibit to more than 30 cities from April to September
 2005.  As a result of the Roadway tour, thousands of visitors experienced
 "Times of Greatness," and millions were exposed to the inspirational story
 through television, radio and print coverage.
 
     About the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
     The NLBM, located in Kansas City, Mo., is the world's only museum
 dedicated to preserving and illuminating the rich history of African-American
 Baseball.  It is a privately funded, 501c3 not-for-profit organization
 incorporated in 1990.  The NLBM operates one block from the Paseo YMCA where
 the Negro National League was founded by Andrew "Rube" Foster in 1920.
 
     About Roadway Express
     Roadway Express, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is a leading transporter of
 industrial, commercial and retail goods. Roadway Express offers a variety of
 innovative services to meet customer needs, including Time-Critical(TM), Time-
 Advantage(TM), Sealed Divider(TM), and Exhibit Transportation Services.
 Roadway Express provides seamless transportation between all 50 states,
 Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Global logistics solutions for import and
 export shipping are provided in conjunction with Meridian IQ, a subsidiary of
 YRC Worldwide Inc.  Service within Canada is provided by Reimer Express Lines
 Ltd., a Roadway Express subsidiary. Roadway Express is a subsidiary of YRC
 Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:   YRCW), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest
 transportation services providers in the world. The enterprise provides global
 transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics
 management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of
 services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods
 domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC
 Worldwide employs approximately 70,000 people.
 
 SOURCE  Roadway Express