Total revenues for the period were $904.2 million versus $756.1 million a year ago.
Yellow Chairman, President and CEO Bill Zollars said that business was very strong at Yellow Freight System, the company’s largest subsidiary. Excluding the one-time gain, Yellow Freight's operating income for the quarter was $29.1 million, up 29% from second quarter 1999. Revenues were $696.7 million, up 9.1% from a year ago.
“Performance at our regional carrier group was below expectations, though business levels and operating performance improved significantly in June,” said Zollars. Operating income for the four carriers in the group was $6.4 million, up from $3.1 million year, but 1999 results don’t include Jevic Transportation, acquired by Yellow last July. Revenues for the group were $198.9 million versus $111.9 million last year. In addition to Jevic, Yellow's regional carriers are Saia Motor Freight, WestEx and Action Express.