Rabu, 30 November 2011

YRC Worldwide Announces Preliminary Voting Results from Annual Stockholder Meeting; Board of Directors Approves Reverse Stock Split

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the preliminary results of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held today, November 30, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan. During the meeting, security holders authorized the company's board of directors to effect a reverse stock split of YRC Worldwide's common stock and to proportionately reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock with the ratio and timing of


Hoffa: Federal Regulators Must Protect Workers' Health And SafetyTeamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said federal regulators should put the health and welfare of American truck drivers above the greed of the trucking industry.Hoffa’s comment came before a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and

Jumat, 25 November 2011

Strengthening Trucking Sector Begins to Shine Its Light on YRC Worldwide

While headlines keep pushing the panic button regarding the US economic recovery, the trucking industry continues to paint a far brighter picture. The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello recently reported that "tonnage readings continue to show that the economy is growing and not sliding back into recession." The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in

Rabu, 23 November 2011

Teamsters Sue To Close Border To Unsafe, Polluting Mexican Trucks

Hoffa: Pilot Program Is An Attack on American Truckers and Warehouse WorkersThe Teamsters on Wednesday sued to block the U.S. Department of Transportation from opening the U.S. border to dangerous Mexican trucks through an illegal pilot program."Opening the border to these dangerous, dirty trucks is an attack on highway safety, an attack on American truckers and warehouse workers, an attack on

Selasa, 22 November 2011

UPS Sets 2012 Rates

New Pricing Takes Effect Jan. 2, 2012UPS released new published rates for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9 percent for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9 percent on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments.The rate increase for UPS Ground shipments is based on a 5.9 percent increase in the base rate, less a 1 percentage point reduction to the index-based ground

Jumat, 18 November 2011

YRC is Recognized by Security Magazine in its Annual List of the Security 500

YRC security ranks in the elite Top 5 for the comprehensive transportation industryYRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. ranks among the elite Top 5 in the comprehensive transportation category in Security magazine's 2011 "Security 500" list.The transportation rankings, released in the November 2011 edition of the magazine, cover transportation, logistics, supply chain, distribution, and


Teamsters General Executive Board Passes Resolution Following Eviction In New YorkThe General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters unanimously passed a resolution today supporting the right of protesters at Occupy Wall Street to assemble at Liberty Park. The Teamsters further commended New York Supreme Court Judge Lucy Billings for issuing a restraining order this morning

Rabu, 09 November 2011


Say Ohioans Won’t Get Fooled AgainOhio Teamsters’ leadership tonight said the defeat of Senate Bill 5 showed that Ohio voters support collective bargaining. SB5 would have stripped more than 350,000 public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.“On behalf of all Ohio Teamsters and organized labor, the citizens of Ohio sent a message to Gov. Kasich and the Koch brothers, ‘Keep

ABF Launches Global Expedited LCL/LTL Featuring Service up to 40% Faster than Traditional Models

ABF has expanded its portfolio of global solutions to include Ocean LTL: a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload (LCL/LTL) supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.“By combining ABF’s innovative Dual-System® Network with top-tier NVOCC shipping, ABF is able to provide reliable global shipping

Sabtu, 05 November 2011

YRC on the road back to basics

With its finances under control again, YRC Worldwide Inc. has returned to “Freight 101” to win back customers, CEO James Welch said Friday.Welch, who this week completed 100 days on the job, outlined several changes the Overland Park-based trucking company embraced to repair the poor service and inefficient operations he found upon returning to the company. Welch had been head of the company’s

YRC Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results

- YRC National tons per day up 4.2%, revenue per hundredweight up 7.5%, operating revenue up 11.5%- Regional tons per day up 5.6%, revenue per hundredweight up 8.2%, operating revenue up 14.3%- New leadership at YRC National; organization changes at parent company and shared servicesYRC Worldwide Inc. today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2011.Consolidated operating revenue

Jumat, 04 November 2011

YRC Worldwide Appoints Jamie G. Pierson as Chief Financial Officer

YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced that Jamie G. Pierson, 42, has been appointed the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately. Pierson recently served as the company's interim chief financial officer since August 2011."We are extremely pleased and very fortunate that Jamie has agreed to come on board," said James Welch, chief executive officer - YRC

Selasa, 01 November 2011

ABF No. 30 Chevrolet Ready For Texas

Home sweet home in the Lone Star state… James Buescher won’t have to travel far to race this weekend; the Plano, Texas-native currently resides in Katy, Texas, just outside Houston. The 21-year-old has a long and storied history at Texas Motor Speedway, winning his first championship in a Bandolero car at the track when he was 14-years-old. In 2010, he claimed Turner Motorsports first NASCAR pole

UPS Freight Takes the Guesswork Out of LTL Pickups

Company Is First To Provide Full Visibility For Freight PickupsUPS today announced the launch of UPS Freight Pickup Notifications for LTL, providing an unprecedented level of pickup control for the less-than-truckload industry.The new feature for LTL shipments provides customers visibility of the pickup process by confirming when a pickup is scheduled, informing them when the UPS Freight driver

Arkansas Best Corporation Names James A. Ingram Senior Vice President - Strategic Development

Arkansas Best Corporation announces the appointment of James A. Ingram to the position of Senior Vice President – Strategic Development, effective today. Mr. Ingram, who is 44 years old, has been with the corporation for 21 years and currently serves as Arkansas Best's Vice President – Strategic Development. In this role, Mr. Ingram has responsibility for the strategic growth initiatives of