Senin, 27 Desember 2010

10-hour driving limit for truckers proposed

The Obama administration is considering the establishment of a 10-hour driving limit for long-haul truckers.The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Thursday it favors reducing the current 11-hour limit by an hour. But the agency is accepting comments on whether to change the rule, signaling it may not be completely behind the idea.The Obama administration has been considering whether to

Rabu, 22 Desember 2010

Tom Gerke to Join YRC Worldwide as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

YRC Worldwide Inc. has announced that Tom Gerke is joining the company as executive vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 3. He also will serve as secretary to the YRC Worldwide board of directors."Tom is uniquely positioned to lead our legal organization as we work on our comprehensive recovery plan," says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO-YRC Worldwide. "We are really


General Secretary-Treasurer Tom Keegel and I extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season to our Teamster brothers and sisters and all their families. You deserve it after working so hard in 2010 to keep our union strong and united during these tough economic times. We are confident that the New Year has great things in store for all of us.As we close out 2010, we look back with pride on

YRC Worldwide Continues Progress on Comprehensive Plan

Expected Fourth Quarter 2010 Adjusted EBITDA In Excess of Covenant LevelCredit Agreement and ABS Lenders Extend Interest and Fee Deferral to May 2011Key Stakeholders in Discussions to Complete Comprehensive Plan by Mid-2011YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced amendments to its credit agreement and asset-backed securitization facility ('ABS'). Both amendments are intended to provide additional time

YRC granted extensions on two lending arrangements

YRC Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday it received extensions on two lending agreements, allowing it to continue working on its restructuring plan through mid-2011.The Overland Park-based trucking company said it received amendments on its credit agreement and asset-backed securitization program, extending deferrals on interest and fees though next May. The extension requires that YRC reach an agreement

Jumat, 17 Desember 2010

Teamsters Applaud Dismissal of ABF Suit

Union's Freight Director: 'Best Possible Outcome for Teamsters'The Teamsters hailed a U.S. District Court ruling on Thursday that ABF Freight System does not have standing to sue YRCW Worldwide Inc. and the union in court.Judge Susan Webber Wright dismissed the case brought by Fort Smith, Ark.-based ABF."We have said all along that ABF took itself out of the National Master Freight Agreement and

Judge dismisses competitor's lawsuit against YRC, Teamsters

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a trucking company that challeged the concessionary contract reached between YRC Worldwide Inc. and the Teamsters union.U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled in a Little Rock federal court that YRC and ABF Freight System Inc. operated under separate bargaining agreements.The judgment is another positive devlopment for Overland Park-based YRC, which

Rabu, 15 Desember 2010

ABF Hearing Set For Thursday

A federal judge on Thursday will decide whether Fort Smith-based ABF Freight System has standing to sue competing truckers and the Teamsters in U.S. District Court.ABF on Nov. 1 filed a federal lawsuit alleging that subsidiaries of YRC Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters violated terms of a multi-employer labor contract by entering into side deals that the gave the YRC companies

Selasa, 14 Desember 2010

YRC Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Trade Show and Exhibit Services

Shipments have changed over the years; expectations remain the sameYRC still provides industry's only inbound guarantee on all tradeshow shipmentsThis year YRC celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing trade show and exhibit services. During those 25 years, the company estimates it has delivered about 5 million exhibit shipments, weighing a collective 2.1 trillion pounds, to approximately

YRC’s consolidation plans could bring jobs to KC

YRC Worldwide Inc. wants to further reduce its delivery network, but consolidation elsewhere could add jobs in Kansas City.Last month YRC submitted a change-of-operations proposal to the Teamsters union, seeking to close 31 small and medium-sized terminals around the country. In what the company characterizes as an effort to improve efficiencies and better serve customers, the proposal could

Senin, 06 Desember 2010

ABF Road Driver John Boyd Awarded ABF Medal of Excellence for Life-Saving Actions

ABF Freight System, Inc., recognized the life-saving actions of John Boyd by awarding him the ABF Medal of Excellence. An ABF road driver in Dayton, Ohio, Boyd became the sixth recipient of the award, which is the highest honor the company can present to an employee. Mr. Boyd was presented the award during a ceremony at the ABF General Office on December 2, 2010."John Boyd is a hero and a role

Rabu, 01 Desember 2010

National Share the Road Safety Program Heads to Indiana to Teach Young Drivers Safe Driving Techniques

Top professional truck drivers presented life-saving highway driving tips to young drivers today as part of the American Trucking Associations' national Share the Road highway safety tour.An estimated 12.6 million new drivers will receive licenses this year nationally, indicating the necessity of sharing the road safely. Professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free driving miles

Union Member Earns Highest Scouting Honor

James Rogers is the recipient of the annual George Meany Scouting Award given by the Boy Scouts of America Council. The award is the highest honor presented to a union member who is active in Boy Scouting. Rogers is a member of Teamsters Local 401 and is employed by YRC Trucking. He has been an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts program for 19 years and serves as the assistant scoutmaster of