Minggu, 26 Agustus 2012
ABF Freight System has notified the Teamsters that it will not negotiate a new labor contract under a National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that has been the template for many unionized trucking sector employees since April 2008.
ABF, a subsidiary of Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp., employs around 10,000, with roughly 7,600 of those falling under a collective bargaining unit
Good news from North Carolina! Gov. Bev Perdue ordered a task force yesterday to investigate the misclassification of workers (can you say FedEx Ground?).
According to a press release from the governor's office, the task force will "identify effective mechanisms to combat unlawful practices like employee misclassification that harm workers". It will:
...strive to: (a) protect the health,
Jumat, 17 Agustus 2012
ABF drivers Robert Sutton and Rick Camarda earned recognition at the 75th National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., August 7-11, 2012. Sutton won National Rookie of the Year, while Camarda placed second in the five-axle class.
Professional drivers earn the right to compete in the National Championships by winning state driving championships and by maintaining accident-free
Rabu, 15 Agustus 2012
Several trucking fleets said that the government’s safety scoring methodology does not accurately assess safety performance.
In comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, YRC Worldwide Inc. said that its concerns about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program are amplified by the fact shippers are increasingly relying on the system.
“The impact of the [CSA] safety
Minggu, 12 Agustus 2012
YRC Freight Professional Driver Scott Stroup Named 4-axle Champion At The 2012 National Truck Driving Championships
Kevin Miskiewicz Places Third In Same Class
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. is proud to announce that professional driver Scott Stroup of Omaha, NE has been named 4-axle champion at the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC).
Kevin Miskiewicz of Landsdale, PA placed third in the same class. Stroup and Miskiewicz competed with 425 other professional drivers from
Jumat, 10 Agustus 2012
Three professional drivers will represent Holland at the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Minneapolis, Minn., August 7-11.
To qualify for the national competition, drivers must place first in their respective class at state contests and maintain accident-free safety records the preceding year. This year three Holland drivers earned state titles to advance to the national
Two professional drivers will represent New Penn at the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Minneapolis, Minn., August 7-11.
To qualify for the national competition, drivers must place first in their respective class at state contests and maintain accident-free safety records the preceding year. This year two New Penn drivers earned state titles to advance to the national
Senin, 06 Agustus 2012
Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. reported it lost $22.6 million, or $3.21 a share, for its second quarter ending June 30, while its top executive said the firm was performing slightly better than predicted.
The loss reported Friday is an improvement from a year ago, when the Overland Park, Kan.-based company with operations in Summit County lost $43 million, or $267.33 a share, for the
Jumat, 03 Agustus 2012
Continued Year-over-Year Operating Improvement and Margin Expansion
Best Second Quarter Liquidity since 2008
YRC Worldwide Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2012.
Consolidated operating revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $1.251 billion, just 0.5% under 2011, and consolidated operating income was $15.5 million, which included a $6.5 million gain on
Kamis, 02 Agustus 2012
YRC Worldwide Inc. agrees with the ruling on Wednesday, August 1, by Judge Susan Webber Wright of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas to dismiss a lawsuit brought by ABF Freight System, Inc. against several parties, including YRC Inc., New Penn Motor Express, Inc., USF Holland, Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, claiming that certain amendments to the
Rabu, 01 Agustus 2012
ABF Freight System, Inc., one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers, on Wednesday said it disagrees with, and is disappointed by, today's District Court ruling dismissing its lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and other parties for violations of the National Master Freight Agreement.
On August 1, 2012, Judge Susan Webber Wright of the U.S. District Court
Championship drivers from 18 states will represent ABF at the 75th National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., August 7-11, 2012. 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 is two-time National
Amidst a global economic slowdown the Trucking Industry has experienced a slow, but steady recovery in 2012. Recent numbers releases by the American Trucking Associations showed that the industry saw their best month of the year in June.
The ATA's advance seasonally adjusted index of for-hire truck tonnage jumped 1.2 percent in June, the largest increase it has seen all year. The jump was