You're not Yellow, you're Orange!!!

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  1. Goodykos

    Goodykos Light Load Member

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    Can someone explain why YRC (Yellow Roadway Co.) their trucks and insignia is orange, but they are called Yellow?
     
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  3. rickybobby

    rickybobby Road Train Member

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    Just like the name Richard is called dick.
     
  4. Oldman49

    Oldman49 Medium Load Member

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    If you really care go back and research the history of yellow freight co.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/YRC_Worldwide#History
     
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  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Yellow is the name of the company, Orange is color of trucks for cheaper insurance rate!!!!
     
  6. Oldman49

    Oldman49 Medium Load Member

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    According to history accounts on Wiki,,one of the owner partnered with DuPont back in the 30s and determined that this particular orange would provide the safest visibility for trucks.
     
  7. lfod14

    lfod14 Road Train Member

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    That's bothered me for years.
     
  8. camionneur

    camionneur Road Train Member

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  9. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Its swamp Holley orange, originally it was a taxi company and they said that was the most visible color
     
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  10. fat albert

    fat albert Light Load Member

    Orange Freight does not sound right.
     
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  11. brtecson

    brtecson Medium Load Member

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    To be honest, 'Yellow Freight' doesn't sound right either, with yellow being the color of dishonesty and deceit and everything...
     
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