Kamis, 25 Agustus 2011

Carrying on the trucking tradition

James Welch, the transportation industry veteran recently named CEO of YRC Worldwide, is serious when he says "trucking is in my blood."

My dad was a trucker for 41 years," says Welch. "He started working on the dock, then became a road driver. He spent the last 27 years of his career in linehaul as a dispatcher."

While much has changed since Welch visited his dad at work, the essence of the


Majorities of clerical workers at five UPS Freight terminals across the country have signed authorization cards to join the Teamsters, International Vice President and Package Division Director Ken Hall announced today.

The majorities in these terminals were certified by an independent arbitrator less than two months after Hall’s announcement at the 28th International Convention that the

YRC Worldwide Companies Are Presented With Six Quest for Quality Awards By Logistics Management Magazine

YRC Worldwide Inc. is pleased to announce its companies are the recipients of six awards across five categories in the 2011 Quest for Quality readership survey by Logistics Management magazine.

"It is an honor for our companies to be recognized again this year by Logistics Management," said James Welch, chief executive officer - YRC Worldwide. "The survey results demonstrate that our customers

Rabu, 24 Agustus 2011

Trucking Weakens in July, American Trucking Associations Says

Trucking joined several other sectors in a July slowdown that was the third pullback in the past four months, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations.

The trade group’s truck tonnage index fell 1.3 percent last month after accelerating a revised 2.6 percent in June.

Even the June figure was lower. ATA’s advance seasonally adjusted index of for-hire truck tonnage

Kamis, 18 Agustus 2011


Call On FMSCA To Conduct Full Environmental Review Of Proposed Pilot Program

In comments submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Sierra Club raised serious concerns with the failure of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to adequately assess the environmental impacts associated with the proposed U.S.-Mexico

Reddaway professional drivers capture top awards at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships

Reddaway is proud to announce that two professional drivers captured top awards at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) on Aug. 9–13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Jeff Payne, a Utah driver, placed first in the Twin Trailers Class competition. Payne has been in the transportation industry for 25 years and with Reddaway for the past 18 years. Payne was

New Penn Motor Express, Inc. Celebrates 80th Anniversary

New Penn Motor Express, Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. celebrates its 80th anniversary serving the next-day LTL transportation needs of customers in the Northeast.

Founded in 1931 by Cloyd F. Erdley and Henry R. Arnold, the partners started the company with $300 in capital and an innovative idea: Provide next-day transportation for shipments moving between Eastern Pennsylvania and New

Selasa, 16 Agustus 2011

YRC Worldwide Professional Drivers Capture Top Awards at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships

YRC Worldwide Inc. is proud to announce that four of its professional drivers captured top awards at this year's National Truck Driving Championships, held Aug. 9-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. YRC Worldwide sent a team of 42 outstanding professional drivers from its Holland, Reddaway and YRC subsidiaries to the annual competition.

Jeff Payne, a Reddaway driver from

Senin, 15 Agustus 2011

2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Champions Crowned

Paul Phillips, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver from Coarsegold, Calif. was named the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Paul's driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety information topped those of 428 other professional drivers from all across the United States in the National Truck Driving Championships, held in Orlando, Fla. The

Rabu, 10 Agustus 2011

Fix the economy with more stimulus spending

James P. Hoffa

The debt deal passed by Congress last week looks like a tragic failure to learn the lessons of history.

I'm afraid that too little federal spending will strangle our economy as it did in the early 1930s. Back then, the country was in dire straits after the stock market crashed and banks collapsed. One-quarter of the work force was unemployed, manufacturing fell by half and banks


Official Statement Of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa

“As our 45,000 brothers and sisters walk the picket lines today, I want to let them know there are 1.4 million Teamsters supporting their fight for respect and justice in the workplace.

“We cannot allow Verizon to strip away benefits and protections on the job for no other reason then to further enhance their profits. Verizon’s

YRC Worldwide restructuring delivers credit upgrade from Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC has upgraded its corporate credit rating of YRC Worldwide Inc. not long after a downgrade tied to the trucking giant’s financial restructuring.

Standard & Poor’s ratings agency on Tuesday changed its opinion of Overland Park-based YRC to “CCC” from “SD,” or selective default, and said the outlook was “stable.”

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Kamis, 04 Agustus 2011

National Truck Driving Championship Competition to Include 18 ABF Drivers

Championship drivers from 10 states will represent ABF at the 74th National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla., August 9-13, 2011. Professional drivers earn the right to compete in the National Championships by winning state driving championships and by maintaining accident-free driving records for the preceding year.Among the competitors representing ABF are three-time National

Rabu, 03 Agustus 2011

ABF Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results

Arkansas Best Corporation announced second quarter 2011 net income of $5.3 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.30 per share, in the second quarter of 2010.Arkansas Best’s second quarter 2011 return to profitability was primarily a result of ABF’s healthy tonnage levels combined with an emphasis on increased account pricing. ABF improved its operating ratio

Mike Smid Departs YRC Worldwide

Mike Smid, president of YRC Inc. and YRC Worldwide’s chief operations officer, has retired, the company said.Smid’s retirement was effective Friday, the less-than-truckload carrier said in a statement. He had been with the company in a variety of positions since 2000. Full Story....

Teamsters Join in American Crystal Contract Dispute

One of the nation's biggest unions is showing its support for American Crystal Sugar Union workers.The Teamsters Union issued a statement Monday saying they will not be making deliveries to plants for the duration of the lockout.There's a possibility that it could have a major affect on American Crystal Sugar plants due in part that some of their biggest deliveries are made by Teamsters