Rabu, 26 Januari 2011

10 ABF Freight-Handling Professionals Selected for the 2011 Load Team

ABF has selected 10 freight-handling professionals for the 2011 Load Team, an elite group of freight-handling professionals from across ABF's North American network.The Load Team members and their customer service centers are:Sly Bryant, AtlantaJohn Burzawa, ChicagoKevin Grimes, Salt Lake CityBrad Hubbard, Winston-Salem, N.C.Derek Jones, Albuquerque, N.M.James Madewell, Dayton, OhioJulio

Rabu, 19 Januari 2011

ABF Appeals Dismissal of YRC-Teamsters Lawsuit

ABF Legal Action UpdateABF filed an appeal today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (St. Louis) from the December 20, 2010, decision dismissing the lawsuit filed by ABF in November, 2010, against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and various other parties. ABF respectfully disagrees with the court’s decision last month, dismissing the suit which seeks to

Selasa, 18 Januari 2011


Hoffa Urges Teamsters To Follow King’s LegacyIn light of the violent shooting in Arizona, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa is calling on Teamsters everywhere to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and follow his legacy of peace.“Even in death, Martin Luther King Jr. continues to inspire and guide us,” said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr.

ABF Drivers Boyer, McCarty and McElwaney Named America's Road Team Captains

Three ABF drivers were named Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team by the American Trucking Associations, more than any other carrier. David Boyer of Wytheville, Virginia, Nate McCarty of Denver and Tim McElwaney of Atlanta join an elite group of 18 Captains chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety. The Road Team has included an ABF driver every year since 1995, with

Minggu, 16 Januari 2011

Two YRC drivers named to America's Road Team

YRC Worldwide announced today that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) selected professional drivers Alphonso Lewis and Randy Briggs to serve as America's Road Team Captains.For the next two years, Lewis and Briggs will serve alongside colleagues from other transportation providers as members of America's Road Team, a select group of 18 professional drivers with superior safety

Rabu, 12 Januari 2011

Mexican trucks don't belong on U.S. highways

James P. HoffaUnemployment is still high in Michigan and will remain so for some time. The economic recession blew a hole in the state budget, and government workers' wages are likely to be cut. Given this bleak picture, it makes no sense to let Mexico's trucking companies take American truck drivers' jobs and depress American workers' wages.The Department of Transportation last week proposed

Top Truck Drivers Selected to New America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations today announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team. The premier group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers will spend the next two years representing the trucking industry and delivering its highway safety message to the motoring public.18 captains, with a collective 483 years behind the wheel and over 36.5 million accident-

Selasa, 11 Januari 2011

YRC’s top spot isn’t easy to fill

As bumpy as the road remains, Overland Park-based trucker YRC Worldwide Inc. has made it to the start of 2011, though some industry observers continue to doubt its future. But whether YRC’s trucks are on America’s highways at the end of the year could hinge on who becomes its lead driver.In late September, YRC head Bill Zollars announced he would be retiring from the company, where he took over

Sabtu, 08 Januari 2011

Obama Flip Flops and Reconsiders Mexican Trucking Pilot Program

I remember when the Teamsters (and just about every other union in the United States) hit the streets to organize for Obama. We were phone banking, knocking on doors, talking to everyone we could. I ended up going to labor council meetings, large locals and even a Labor Day Parade to endlessly preach the need for Obama; that Obama was what Labor needed. Though I personally believe we need a third

Jumat, 07 Januari 2011


Plan Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety And Border SecurityTeamsters General President Jim Hoffa today questioned why the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new cross-border trucking program at a time of persistent high U.S. unemployment, budget deficits and unrelenting drug violence in Mexico. He said the proposed program would threaten the traveling public in the U.S. and open our

Rabu, 05 Januari 2011

YRCW Industry News: Our Take

RETAILERS EXCITED ABOUT SALES ACTIVITYIt may seem like years since there was something to get excited about, but retail sales could be one of the bright spots for 2010.Our take:Even if it seems a little incredible to believe, analysts believe that this could be the strongest retail season on record. Customer Growth Partners stated that this year could surpass a record established in 2007 of more

Senin, 03 Januari 2011

ABF Global Expansion Reaches Into the Dominican Republic With Door Delivery

Continuing its global expansion, ABF is providing seamless, single-contact door delivery for customers shipping to the Dominican Republic. ABF expanded its Caribbean coverage in response to increased demand for shipping solutions from customers taking advantage of opportunities created by the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement, known informally as CAFTA. The

Minggu, 02 Januari 2011

Teamsters Grant Conditional Extension on YRCW Restructuring Plan Timelines

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee announced today that it has granted YRC Worldwide Inc. a conditional extension until March 15, 2011 on key timelines to achieve elements of its comprehensive restructuring plan. Other key stakeholders at YRCW including the lending group and pension funds, also granted similar extensions. The agreement was reached late on December 31."

Sabtu, 01 Januari 2011

YRC Worldwide Reports Key Stakeholder Support of Comprehensive Plan

Teamsters Extend Timeline for Recapitalization of YRCW Balance SheetMulti-Employer Pension Funds Extend CDA Deferral through May 2011YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced the Teamster negotiating committee for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has agreed to provide additional time for the company and its key stakeholders to finalize plans to recapitalize the company's balance sheet. The