YRC Freight appoints senior vp sales and marketing

YRC Freight announced that Darren Hawkins, 43, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, effective January 14, 2013. Hawkins will report directly to Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. Hawkins is returning to YRC Freight, where he previously had an 18-year career and served in a number of roles including director of field sales, service center manager and account executive. Prior to this, he was director of operations at Con-way Freight, where he also formerly served as director of sales. Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in transportation and distribution from the University of Memphis. “We are very excited and proud that Darren, a well-respected industry sales leader, will once again be an integral part of our team. Welcoming him back along with several other professionals who have recently rejoined YRC Freight shows the strength of their confidence in our company,” said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. “As we continue to increase customer service levels in 2013 and beyond, Darren’s knowledge and his bird’s eye view of the market will prove immensely valuable to both the company and our customers.” “The marketplace is taking note of YRC Freight’s focus on providing high-quality and cost-effective customer service and I am inspired by the company’s ongoing commitment to regain a leadership position in the North American LTL industry,” said Hawkins. “The new leadership team has the right focus and their absolute commitment to customer service is starting to echo through the freight industry. It’s great to be back home at YRC Freight.”