Kamis, 29 Maret 2012

Holland Driver Don Quist Named Michigan Driver of the Month

Holland is proud to announce that professional driver Don Quist has recently received the Driver of the Month Award from the Michigan Trucking Association. This is the second time the 24-year Holland veteran has received driver of the month honors.

"I congratulate Don for putting safety first in his work. His safety record reflects his commitment to protecting himself and the people around

Is a YRC Worldwide Turnaround In Sight?

YRC Worldwide has been on the financial operating table for nearly half a decade now, and is currently trading at its 52-week low.

Like any such emergency patient, the nation's second-largest trucking firm has lost a lot of financial blood.  It's one-half the size it once was. It nearly perished twice, in 2009 and again last year. Needless to say its financials are a horror show. How about

Rabu, 28 Maret 2012

Teamsters highlight contradictions in Mexican trucks case

The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions in the two sides' continuing fight over the agency's pilot program to let selected Mexican trucks roll on all U.S. roads.

For example, the union's legal brief filed with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in D.C., says the agency admits the pilot program will produce between 2,800 and 4,100


Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said the House of Representatives should stop stalling and pass the Senate’s surface transportation bill. The House is considering a 60-day extension.

“We need more than another eight weeks of uncertainty about our long-term transportation needs,” Hoffa said. “The American people don’t need more deadlock in Congress, they need good jobs. We need to

Officers and UPS driver roust families from burning Baldwinsville building

A UPS driver, two Baldwinsville police officers and two Onondaga County deputies rousted eight families out of a burning apartment building Monday night.

Darryl Cooper, a UPS Freight driver, said he was driving home from work on Oswego Street at around 11 p.m. when he saw smoke in the area.

He said at first he thought it was someone burning leaves.

"Then “I happened to be coming up over the

Rabu, 21 Maret 2012

Trucker racks up 3 million miles of accident-free driving

Trucker Don Cook has driven more than 3 million miles without an accident

Don Cook's new leather jacket has a patch that says "Three Million Miles Safe Driving," and this is not an ambition but an achievement in his nearly four-decade career as a truck driver.

He has driven that far — the equivalent of 6.3 round trips to the moon — without an accident. Farther, actually, as he has driven many

Senin, 19 Maret 2012

YRC Back at Brink 2 Years After Goldman Spat

Two years after the Teamsters union faced off against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to keep YRC Worldwide Inc. out of bankruptcy, the second-biggest U.S. trucker is back on the brink.

Credit-default swaps tied to the company, whose units include New Penn, Holland and Reddaway, imply an 87 percent chance of default, according to data provider CMA. Bonds from Overland Park, Kansas-based YRC, which

Rabu, 14 Maret 2012

Holland Driver Warren Clark Reaches Elite Safety Milestone

Holland is proud to announce that professional driver Warren Clark has reached the rare safety milestone of driving three million consecutive miles without a preventable accident. This makes him one of just two active Holland drivers to have achieved this elite status.

Warren Clark, 63, has been driving for Holland since 1979, and currently operates a line haul route out of the Chattanooga,

YRC Freight Delivers Remnant of World Trade Center

A piece of the World Trade Center has made its way to Healdsburg, California where it could soon become a small memorial in the town plaza.

The portion of a steel “I-beam” from the remains of the 9/11 attack on the twin towers arrived Monday afternoon.

Ben Gilliam, a former Healdsburg firefighter, requested the piece from New York City's Fire Department and arranged for its delivery.


Selasa, 13 Maret 2012

Trucking Sector Gains Momentum

Despite a noticeable drop in truck tonnage in January, the U.S. trucking sector's recovery continues to gain momentum. According to the American Trucking Association's Chief Economist, Bob Costello, he is "optimistic about truck tonnage going forward... In fact, while many fleets said January was normal, they are also saying that February has been pretty good so far."

In late February the

Senin, 12 Maret 2012

UPS and Connor Sport Court to Deliver Basketball Court for 2012 Men's Final Four

Logistics Leader Also Announces Basketball-Themed Marketing Communications Campaign

UPS, an official NCAA corporate partner and Connor Sport Court International, the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring, today announced plans for a seven-city tour of the hardwood basketball court that will serve as the centerpiece of the 2012 NCAA® Men's Final Four®.
UPS also

YRC dumps holding in Chinese trucker joint venture

Move squares with carrier's plan to focus on North American LTL service

YRC Worldwide Inc., continuing its efforts to shed assets not directly related to its core North American less-than-truckload business, said it has sold its 65-percent interest in Chinese trucker Shanghai Jiayu Logistics Co. Ltd., to its Chinese joint venture partner. YRC declined to identify the Chinese company or

Jumat, 09 Maret 2012

YRC Worldwide Sells Interest in Shanghai Jiayu Logistics Co., Ltd.

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the company has agreed to sell its interest in Shanghai Jiayu Logistics Co., Ltd. to its 35-percent joint venture partner.

"This is another important step in the continuing process to sharpen our focus on North American less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Our emphasis on core LTL services has resulted in significant increases in on-time service and our customers

Kamis, 08 Maret 2012


Hoffa: It’s Bizarre To Argue That U.S. Truckers Aren’t Hurt by Program

The Teamsters Union filed counterarguments in its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) pilot program to open the border to dangerous and illegal Mexican trucks. General President Jim Hoffa said the DOT's claim that Mexican trucks won't affect Teamster truck drivers is "bizarre."

The Teamsters

Senin, 05 Maret 2012

12 Exemplary Drivers Chosen for the Elite 2012-2013 ABF Road Team

ABF Freight System, Inc., is honoring 12 exemplary drivers with membership in the 2012-2013 ABF Road Team. One of the highest honors an ABF driver can achieve, Road Team members earn the honor by demonstrating the utmost standards of professionalism on North American highways and city streets.

ABF Road Team members for 2012-2013 and the ABF Service Centers where they are based are:


Kamis, 01 Maret 2012

ChemTreat Names Holland 2011 LTL Carrier of the Year

Leading specialty chemical company, ChemTreat, has named Holland its 2011 LTL Carrier of the Year. This marks the third time that ChemTreat has extended this honor to Holland since 2004.

A number of carriers were evaluated along several metrics, including billing accuracy, on-time performance, and damage-free delivery. These objective measures were supplemented by input from ChemTreat traffic