Kamis, 31 Mei 2012

Holland Professional Driver Herschel Evans Named 2012 Georgia Driver of the Year and 5-Axle Champion at Georgia Truck Driving Championships

Holland professional driver Herschel Evans was honored as the 2012 Georgia Driver of the Year at the Georgia Truck Driving Championships held May 11-12. Evans also placed first in the 5-axle class at the annual driving competition sponsored by the Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA).

The GMTA's Safety Management Council named Evans its 2012 Driver of the Year for his exemplary record of

Jumat, 25 Mei 2012

ABF Racing Team Heads to Charlotte

When the No. 30 Chevrolet Impala arrives at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, the car and crew will be wearing ABF green and yellow. Once again, the No. 30 ABF Chevy will be driven by James Buescher.

“Charlotte is a huge race for all the race teams.  With almost all the teams within a 20-mile radius of the track, this is considered everyone’s home track. The crew members bring their

Rabu, 23 Mei 2012

YRC Worldwide Names Scott D. Ware as President of Holland

 YRC Worldwide Inc. has named Scott D. Ware as president of its Holland subsidiary, a leading provider of next-day regional less-than-truckload services. Ware, 51, has 27 years of industry experience and most recently served as vice president of Operations at Holland where he was responsible for the management and execution of major operational initiatives focused on specific performance

Selasa, 22 Mei 2012

U.S. trucking sector remains ‘sluggish’

In a word, the U.S. freight environment is “sluggish” — not a good word for a sector considered a leading economic indicator.

The American Trucking Associations’ reported Tuesday (May 22) that its seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.1% in April after increasing 0.6% in March. The latest drop put the index at 118.7 (2000=100), down from March’s level of 120.

Year-to-date, compared

U.S. freight levels hit reverse in April

U.S. freight levels hit the brakes in April, declining 1.1 percent compared with the previous month, according to new data from the American Trucking Associations.

The ATA increased its seasonally adjusted numbers for March, saying levels actually increased 0.6 percent, compared with the previously disclosed 0.2 percent increase.

The ATA’s index of for-hire truck tonnage now stands at 118.7,

Rabu, 16 Mei 2012

YRC Freight named "2011 National Carrier of the Year" by FreightCenter.com

Company wins award for second consecutive year; Underscores consistency and reliability of service

YRC Freight, the North American less-than-truckload carrier of holding company YRC Worldwide Inc , is proud to announce its selection as the 2011 National Carrier of the Year by FreightCenter.com, a leading third-party logistics company. This marks the second consecutive year YRC Freight has

Selasa, 15 Mei 2012

Holland Named 2011 Central LTL Carrier of the Year by GlobalTranz

Holland has received the 2011 Central LTL Carrier of the Year honors from GlobalTranz, a leading logistics management firm specializing in carrier, supply chain and warehouse management.

The GlobalTranz award program recognizes suppliers for exceptional performance and quality. To determine award recipients, GlobalTranz agents and representatives rated carriers on six key criteria: on-time

YRC Freight Announces Driver Hiring Initiative

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North

Jumat, 11 Mei 2012

YRC Worldwide Named to 2012 FORTUNE 500 List

YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced it has been named to the FORTUNE 500 list of the largest U.S.-based companies. YRCW was ranked 487 overall.

"We are in good company, as many of the organizations on this list are among our more than 200,000 customers that depend on our LTL service as a critical part of their supply chains," said James Welch, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide. "We

Jumat, 04 Mei 2012

ABF Service Centers Recognized as 'Best of the Best' with President's Quality Awards

ABF service centers in Kansas City, Mo., Seattle, Wash., Ogden, Utah, and St. Joseph, Mo., are being recognized with the prestigious President’s Quality Award from ABF President and CEO Roy Slagle. The award recognizes service centers most exemplifying the ABF Quality Process, which are considered the “Best of the Best.”

“The use of the five-step problem elimination process and the use of

YRC’s USF Holland president resigns for ‘other opportunities’

One of YRC Worldwide Inc.’s regional trucking companies is losing its leader.

In a Securities and Exchange Commission    filing Thursday, the Overland Park-based company disclosed that Michael Naatz, president of USF Holland, was resigning, effective May 4, “to pursue other opportunities.”

YRC did not provide additional information.

Naatz was made president of USF Holland last year. He

Kamis, 03 Mei 2012

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

Results Build on Agreements with Lenders that Provide Years of Financial Flexibility

-- YRC Freight tons per day up 3.5%, revenue per hundredweight up 3.3%, operating revenue up 8.1%
-- Regional tons per day up 6.0%, revenue per hundredweight up 4.5%, operating revenue up 9.8%

YRC Worldwide Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2012.

Consolidated operating revenue

Rabu, 02 Mei 2012

Truck drivers teach safety in Bland County

Because Bland County is home to a major interstate, local drivers are used to weaving through traffic with tractor-trailers. But that doesn’t make it any easier.

If fact, most adults have not learned how to properly drive with trucks along the highway – a detail that has not escaped the American Trucking Association, which is teaching students nationwide how to stay safe around big rigs.


Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa welcomed news today that YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) has agreed with lenders to reset its agreements on some loans and will be able to retain proceeds from the auction of certain properties.

“This is welcome news for our YRCW members who have had to endure sacrifices for several years,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. “Those sacrifices, which