Jumat, 27 Mei 2011

ABF Driver Tom Martin Named Wyoming Trucking Association Driver of the Year

ABF driver Tom Martin has been awarded the Wyoming Trucking Association Driver of the Year Award. The Award recognizes superior driving skills and excellent safety records. Martin received the award during the WTA Luncheon of Champions, conducted in Casper, Wyo., on May 13."It is due to the dedication and leadership of outstanding employees like Tom Martin that ABF enjoys a great reputation as a

Senin, 23 Mei 2011

America's Road Team Captains Remind Motorists to Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day serves as the start for the busy summer driving season and AAA estimates that nearly 35 million motorists will travel this holiday weekend. So as motorists prepare for the Memorial Day vacations, a team of professional truck drivers are helping to make our roads safer.America's Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are offering

U.S. freight economy will grow significantly, American Trucking Associations says

The U.S. freight economy is on track to “grow significantly” during the next decade, led by acceleration in the trucking industry, according to a forecast by American Trucking Associations.The trade association’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022 predicts that freight tonnage will grow 24 percent by 2022, with revenue ticking up even more — 66 percent.“The trucking industry continues

Truck safety push unites police, labor and crash survivors

The pictures were lovely: portraits of parents, a couple on their wedding day, children, entire families. The stories were gut-wrenching. All those in the photos were dead, killed in crashes with large trucks.As family members stood behind a lectern in a Senate hearing room earlier this month, holding their memories, they were united by their losses and their resolve to improve truck safety,

Rabu, 18 Mei 2011

Road Team Captain Touts Trucking, Transportation Careers in White House Visit

Ralph Garcia, a professional truck driver with ABF Freight System Inc. and a member of America's Road Team, told Obama administration officials about the rewards, and challenges, of a career in trucking during a White House forum as part of National Transportation Week."It was an honor to be invited to the White House to promote something I believe in so strongly – the importance of the trucking

Holland named 2010 Regional Carrier of the Year by Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., was honored with the 2010 Regional Carrier of the Year award from Echo Global Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. This is the second consecutive year Echo has presented Holland with this award.In making their selection, Echo rated its transportation providers on ten criteria they deem

Walmart Awards YRC Its National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

Walmart is honoring 10 of its transportation suppliers for their performance in delivering to Walmart distribution centers.Each year, Walmart recognizes transportation suppliers that have demonstrated excellence or exhibited significant improvement in meeting core business objectives, including small parcel, less-than-truckload and intermodal."This year’s winners have shown a commitment to supply

Selasa, 17 Mei 2011

Hoffa: The Public Opposes Illegal, Unsafe Mexican Truck Program

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said the U.S. Department of Transportation should listen to the American public and not open the border to dangerous Mexican trucks because of concerns about job loss, border security, highway safety and the legality of the program itself.Teamsters and other Americans submitted more than a thousand comments opposing the DOT plan to open the border

Senin, 16 Mei 2011

TCA Names Lonnie Willis a Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Lonnie Willis, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System, Inc., of Amarillo, Texas, as its latest Highway Angel.On March 24, 2011, Willis was approaching a busy intersection in downtown Amarillo when an ambulance suddenly approached from behind with its lights flashing and sirens wailing. Willis began to slow down, but apparently the car in


ABF service centers in Vancouver, British Columbia; Altoona, Penn.; Laredo, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah, are scheduled to receive the prestigious President's Quality Award from ABF President and CEO Wes Kemp. The award recognizes service centers most exemplifying the ABF Quality Process, which are considered the "Best of the Best.""The employees at these four service centers have shown what

Selasa, 10 Mei 2011

YRC Worldwide Launches Initiatives to Further Reduce Emissions Footprint

YRC Worldwide Inc. continues its emphasis on environmental sustainability with investments in fleet enhancements and network optimization.This month, YRC Worldwide begins its shift to 5W full-synthetic motor oil, which will improve the miles-per-gallon efficiencies of the company's fleet and reduce waste motor oil. "When fully implemented in 2012, this change will translate to an annual savings

Senin, 09 Mei 2011

YRC CEO,Interim CFO Likely To Step Down In July

YRC Worldwide Inc. Chief Executive William Zollars and interim Chief Financial Officer William Trubeck plan to step down around late July, when the struggling trucking company aims to complete a critical financial restructuring.YRC didn't provide details Friday of its efforts to find successors for them, although Trubeck said in an interview that "there are wheels in motion" to do so.Trubeck, a

Teamsters, safety groups open campaign against extra-large trucks

Calling them a safety hazard to drivers on the nation’s roads, the Teamsters and several safety groups and advocates opened a campaign against the truck lobby’s plans to put extra-large rigs on U.S. roads.Teamsters President James Hoffa, longtime safety advocate Joan Claybrook, former House Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota and their allies aim to stop the 97,000-pound

YRC Worldwide Achieves Continued Year-over-Year First Quarter Operating Improvement

- YRC National shipments per day up 6.3% and revenue per shipment up 3.3%- YRC Regional shipments per day up 9.8% and revenue per shipment up 7.7%- YRC Worldwide has engaged Morgan Stanley to arrange a $400 million Asset-Based LoanFacility as part of its overall restructuringYRC Worldwide Inc. reported a net loss of $102 million and $2.14 loss per share for the first quarter of 2011, which

Selasa, 03 Mei 2011

YRC restructuring infuses company with millions in capital

Deal will drive down value of company's existing shares.YRC Worldwide Inc.'s long-awaited next step in its restructuring plan, announced late Friday, infuses the troubled less-than-truckload carrier with more than $100 million in needed liquidity. The deal, however, will dilute the value of the company's existing stock to just pennies per share.The agreement, approved virtually unanimously by the