Rabu, 29 Februari 2012

Truckers haul less freight in January but outlook stays rosy

U.S. truckers handled less freight in January after enjoying a leap in December

“Last month, I said I was surprised by the size of the gain in December,” Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations    , said in a written statement. “Today, I’m not surprised that tonnage fell on a seasonally adjusted basis in January simply due to the fact that December was so strong.”

Selasa, 28 Februari 2012

YRC Worldwide Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

YRC Freight tons per day up 6.7%, revenue per hundredweight up 4.8%, operating revenue up 11.0%
Regional tons per day up 4.7%, revenue per hundredweight up 5.7%, operating revenue up 12.6%

YRC Worldwide Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Consolidated operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $1.212 billion, up 11.1% over 2010, and consolidated

YRC Worldwide headquarters gets a face-lift

YRC Worldwide Inc.’s Overland Park headquarters got a minor face-lift last week as workers switched out its name on the side of the building for subsidiary YRC Freight.

The division’s CEO, Jeff Rogers, said most of the almost 700 employees in the building work for YRC Freight, which condenses shipments from multiple customers into long-haul truckloads. He added that the move also follows the

Kamis, 23 Februari 2012

Hoffa: Carnage and Crime In Mexico Offer More Reasons to Keep Unsafe Trucks Off U.S. Roads

The State Department recently warned Americans against taking unnecessary trips to vast, dangerous sections of Mexico. Nearly all the states along the border are awash in violence, and there is no safe road to Mexico City.

Mexico's 5-year-old narco-war is only getting worse. More than 12,000 people were killed in drug-related violence last year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year.

UPS Drivers Establish "Remarkable" Safety Record

5,842 Now Included in "Circle of Honor" For Driving 25 Years or More Without Accident

UPS announced the induction of 1,235 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising to 5,842 the number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.

The number of new inductees is the largest for any single year in the company's history and includes 31 new members from Canada and

Selasa, 14 Februari 2012

YRC Freight Honored as "Long Haul Carrier Partner of the Year" by Unishippers

Unishippers Global Logistics Presents Award for Outstanding Service and Partnership Excellence

YRC Freight Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., has been named the Long Haul Carrier Partner of the Year for 2011 by Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC. This is the first time Unishippers has presented the award.

"We are honoring YRC Freight in recognition of the outstanding quality of service

Kamis, 02 Februari 2012

YRC unit changes name to better focus its mission, employees

YRC Inc. is changing its name to YRC Freight to better focus attention on its freight services and give employees from the merger of Yellow Corp. and Roadway Corp. a new name to rally behind.

The national unit of Overland Park-based YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the change Wednesday.

Jeff Rogers, the unit’s president, said in an interview that the move is a continuation of efforts to refocus

Rabu, 01 Februari 2012


Hoffa Says Radical Changes Would Endanger Driving Public, Cost Taxpayers

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., highway safety advocates and family members of truck crash victims at a press conference today to speak out against legislation that would make radical changes to federal law, allowing heavier and bigger tractor

YRC Becomes YRC Freight

Yellow and Roadway Brands Align New Company Name with Focus on Core LTL Freight Business

YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., today officially unveils the launch of its new brand – YRC Freight. The brand was introduced to employees in late January at a company event. In addition to the new name, a new logo, uniforms, equipment and signage will be rolled out across North America.


New name, logo and emphasis at trucking giant YRC

Overland Park trucker to be focusing more on long-haul deliveries

Overland Park trucking giant YRC Worldwide Inc. is bringing “freight” back to its long-haul trucking business.

Starting today, YRC Inc. will go by YRC Freight as part of an effort to return to the basics of long-haul trucking.

“It’s connecting who we are and what we do with the name,” YRC Freight President Jeff Rogers said.