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Yellow Corporation receives Norfolk Southern’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award

Yellow Corporation has earned Norfolk Southern’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for 2020 and is the first less-than-truckload (LTL) company to receive the award. Yellow has one of the largest LTL networks in the United States and utilizes the Norfolk Southern network for intermodal service to move its trailers and domestic intermodal containers in the eastern United States.

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Darren Hawkins

“This award highlights a joint commitment to safety in shipping hazardous materials by the men and women on the front lines of the Yellow and Norfolk Southern teams,” said Darren Hawkins, Yellow CEO. “Utilization of intermodal service to move our trailers and domestic containers is an important part of our emissions reduction strategy.”

The Yellow/Norfolk Southern partnership yields not only safety benefits but also advances freight sustainability. Yellow recently received its designation as a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program for the 17th consecutive year.

Norfolk Southern acknowledged Yellow’s ongoing commitment to safety in issuing the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award and having done so under extreme supply chain conditions during the pandemic.

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Tamara Jalving

“I am proud of the Yellow team and our partners at Norfolk Southern in making safety priority one in transporting our customers’ shipments,” said Tamara Jalving, Vice President of Safety at Yellow. “The pandemic created unique challenges for our freight transportation professionals and their best defense was an absolute commitment to safety.”