YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that William D. Zollars, chairman, president and chief executive officer, has informed the company's board of directors of his decision to retire from the company upon the successful completion of YRC Worldwide's comprehensive recovery plan. Zollars and the board have agreed that he will retain his current positions through the finalization of the process and until a new CEO is named. Zollars, 62, leads one of the largest and most recognizable global transportation providers. He was named to his current position in November 1999. Prior to that, Zollars was president of Yellow Transportation Inc., a predecessor company of YRCW. He serves on the boards of CIGNA Corporation, Cerner Corporation, The Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, United Way of Greater Kansas City, American Trucking Associations and The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.