Kamis, 23 Mei 2013
Holland professional driver Russell Simpson took the top award at the 2013 Ohio Truck Driving Championships, winning first place in the 5-axle class. The competition was held May 4, 2013, at the IX Center in Cleveland. It included more than 150 contestants from 24 companies across the state. The competition recognizes drivers who demonstrate exemplary safety focus, equipment awareness, and
YRC Freight Implements Network Optimization Plan
Enhances service reliability, consistency with greater operational efficiencies
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, moves forward with continuous improvements, implementing a change in operations which will deliver even greater service reliability and consistency across their network. The network changes enhance operational efficiencies
Senin, 20 Mei 2013
Two Representatives from Each Local Review, Endorse Contract
Leaders from about 160 Teamster local unions that represent ABF members unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements today that covers 7,500 workers. The vote to support the tentative agreement and supplements paves the way for a vote by the members.
“Our members’ number one goal was to protect their health,
Minggu, 19 Mei 2013
YRC Worldwide Inc. CEO James Welch wants to set the record straight on the company’s attempt to acquire ABF Freight System Inc.
On Thursday, Welch sent a letter to all of the Overland Park less-than-truckload carrier’s employees explaining the company’s thinking behind the attempted acquisition of the Fort Smith, Ark. based company, his thoughts on the “leak” and media reactions to the
Jumat, 10 Mei 2013
The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa regarding recent reports that YRC Worldwide Inc. attempted to acquire ABF Freight Systems.
“It is unconscionable that in the middle of the IBT's sensitive negotiations for a new contract for 6,000 ABF Teamsters, and in the context of years of continuing sacrifice by our members at YRC, that YRC would advance
Kamis, 09 Mei 2013
The company that is a target of a $750 million lawsuit filed by Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. recently made an attempt to buy Arkansas Best’s largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System.
According to this report from trade publication DC Velocity, YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch met March 22 in Fort Smith with Arkansas Best President and CEO Judy McReynolds to discuss the idea.
Selasa, 07 Mei 2013
Teamster Local Union leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country unanimously endorsed the tentative national agreement today, clearing the way for ballots to be prepared and sent to members.
View changes to the UPS Freight contract here. View the UPS Freight tentative agreement highlights here.
General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who also serves as Package Division Director
DOT And Congress Plan To Push Company-Friendly Legislation
Today, the Teamsters, the Truck Safety Coalition, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and representatives of several families who have suffered death and injury as a result of truck crashes, held a news conference marking the re-introduction of legislation that would prevent an increase in size and weight allowances for trucks.
Leaders of Teamster Local Unions that represent UPS workers across the United States voted unanimously today to endorse the tentative UPS national agreement, paving the way for ballots to be prepared and sent to members.
View changes to the UPS contract here. View the UPS tentative agreement highlights here.
General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who also serves as Package Division Director
Minggu, 05 Mei 2013
ABF Freight System and the Teamsters announced late Friday (May 3) they had reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract.
The next step will include the Teamsters and company officials educating union members about the terms of the contract. The contract will eventually face a vote of qualified union members.
Neither side would release details on the agreement.
Bottom line improvements continue to be the theme for less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide.
Following February’s announcement that it had achieved a positive annual operating income in 2012 for the first time in six years, the Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier said today it had a positive first quarter operating income—also for the first time in six years.
Jumat, 03 Mei 2013
ABF service centers in Macon, Ga., Tulsa, Okla., Charlotte, N.C., and Salt Lake City, 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 focus
YRC Worldwide Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter 2013.
Consolidated operating revenue for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013 was $1.162 billion, 2.7% lower than the $1.194 billion reported in the first quarter of 2012, but consolidated operating income increased from a loss of $48.8 million to income of $9.9 million, or a $58.7 million increase. Operating
Selasa, 30 April 2013
Revenue rises to $520.7 million from $440.9 million
First quarter 2013 net loss of $13.4 million, or $0.52 per share
Emerging, non-asset-based businesses continue growth trends and cash generation
ABF labor contract negotiations continue and remain important to lowering ABF's cost structure
Arkansas Best Corporation today reported a first quarter 2013 net loss despite continued encouraging
Senin, 29 April 2013
Employees at New Penn terminals in four locations were recently honored for achieving new safety milestones. The Milton, Pa., Cinnaminson, N.J., Altoona, Pa., and Burlington, Vt. terminals have all passed the one year mark with perfect safety records that hold true even today. This safety accomplishment was achieved through the attentive safety focus of terminal employees, supported and
Jumat, 26 April 2013
C.B. "Candy" Montoya, Albuquerque, N.M., road driver, reached an almost-unheard-of milestone in January 2013: 4 million miles without a preventable accident—something achieved by only 48 of YRC Freight's 12,000-plus drivers.
That's a remarkable achievement, indeed, but there's more to the story.
Before joining YRC Freight in 1972, he drove for Shell and Chevron for 17 years with a perfect
Proposed Five-Year Contracts Protect Strong Health Care Benefits While Significantly Increasing Funding For Pensions, Health And Welfare Funds
The Teamsters Union announced today that it has reached tentative agreements with UPS [NYSE: UPS] on new five-year national contracts for package and freight workers that protect their health care benefits, provide substantial wage increases and
Kamis, 25 April 2013
Chemtreat, one of the largest and fastest-growing industrial water treatment companies in theAmericas, has recently awarded Holland with its 2012 LTL Carrier of the Year Award. This is the second year in a row, and the fourth time since 2004 that Holland has received this prestigious award.
Selections for this award are made by rigorous evaluation of carriers across a number of objective and
ABF has earned the 2013 National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). ABF was recognized during the NASSTRAC Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, April 23. ABF also earned the Carrier of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011.
“This prestigious award recognizes all ABF employees whose dedication to safety, cargo handling and
Rabu, 24 April 2013
Johns Hopkins University is recruiting IBT members who are commercial drivers for a study on distracted driving. By taking this quick, 10-minute online survey, you can enter a drawing for a free iPad 3.
All answers are confidential. You must be over the age of 18 and be able to read English to participate.
The survey is accessible via www.surveymonkey.com/s/HopkinsDrivingSurvey and is open to
Selasa, 23 April 2013
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., has announced today that the network optimization plan submitted to union leaders in March 2013 has been approved.
The network optimization is a key component of YRC Freight's strategy to continuously improve customer service by reducing the handling of shipments and excess time in transit. The transportation team and network engineers at YRC
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is expected to decide whether to adopt YRC Worldwide Inc.’s sweeping change of operations request by the end of the week after meeting with union leadership in Dallas on Friday.
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide, is looking to optimize its network by rearranging terminals and distribution
Senin, 22 April 2013
ABF Press Release
ABF and Teamster bargaining teams have agreed to another extension of the contract through the end of May. Our goal is to return ABF to profitability, which will preserve jobs and retirements while still providing the best wage and benefits package in the industry. We must ensure ABF’s long-term viability with a contract that reflects how the rest of the industry operates.
Minggu, 21 April 2013
Another 30-Day Extension for ABF Contract; Teamsters Committee Disappointed With Company’s Proposals
The Teamsters National ABF Negotiating Committee met with ABF this week in Dallas, and the committee is disappointed with the company’s initial economic proposals.
The company’s economic proposal seeks significant reductions in health and welfare and pension benefits as well as deep wage cuts. For example,the company closed the week seeking an across-the board 6.5 percent wage reduction as
Reaction to U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Pilot Program
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is disappointed in the court’s decision upholding the legality of the pilot program to open our borders to unsafe Mexican trucks. The union is reviewing its options with our attorneys.
In the meantime, the Teamsters will continue to fight to uphold safety standards on our highways.
Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are meeting in Dallas on Friday to discuss YRC Worldwide Inc.’s proposed change of operations request
The meeting, which is being attended by union leadership from throughout the country, will determine whether the union that represents more than 25,000 of the Overland Park less-than-truckload carrier’s employees will consent to a
Rabu, 10 April 2013
Local YRC Freight workers are angry about the company’s plans to close the West Chester Twp. freight distribution hub after union employees took pay cuts, had the company’s pension contributions reduced, and gave up vacation time under the impression that these concessions would help keep the company running.
“That’s what kept this company open and then they turn around and take your jobs
The Michigan Trucking Association (MTA) has named Holland professional driver Mike Finn as their 2013 Driver of the Year. The honor is extended to just one Michigan driver per year to recognize excellence in safety, work habits, and public and customer relations. The Driver of the Year is selected from the twelve Drivers of the Month. He accepted his award from Ruth Johnson, the Michigan
Selasa, 02 April 2013
Johns Hopkins University is recruiting IBT members who are commercial drivers for a study on distracted driving. By taking this quick, 10-minute online survey, you can enter a drawing for a free iPad 3. All answers are confidential. You must be over the age of 18 and be able to read English to participate.
The survey is accessible via www.surveymonkey.com/s/HopkinsDrivingSurvey and is open
Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013
Representatives of YRC Worldwide Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will meet on April 19 in Dallas to discuss the company’s proposed change of operations request, a release from the labor union said.
The Overland Park less-than-truckload carrier’s proposed change of operations request aims to reorganize subsidiary YRC Freight’s operational network. The proposal will cut 230
Jumat, 29 Maret 2013
Negotiations continued this week with ABF for a successor to the 2008-13 ABF National Master Freight Agreement. Slow progress continues to be made. However, significant issues remain to be discussed. ABF requested a 30-day extension so that negotiations could continue.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) agreed to grant a 30-day extension. Any economic
Kamis, 28 Maret 2013
For the second consecutive year, ABF driver Scott Harris has earned recognition as New York Driver of the Year from the New York State Motor Truck Association. Harris earned the recognition during the organization's Safety and Education Symposium March 26 in Albany, New York.
A five-time winner of the New York State Driving Championships, Harris's distinguished career as a professional driver
Senin, 25 Maret 2013
Holland was honored by the partner charities of Operation Homefront and H.E.R.O.E.S. Care for years of service to America's service men and women.
Holland President Scott Ware was present to receive an honorary American flag, which was once proudly flown in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on September 11, 2011 over Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The flag was received in recognition
Sabtu, 16 Maret 2013
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) concluded another week of negotiations with ABF Freight Systems, Inc.
Negotiations continue to be difficult and the company continues to seek significant concessions in both economic and non-economic matters. TNFINC is continuing to try to seek ways to address the company's legitimate competitive and operational needs
Rabu, 13 Maret 2013
Officials with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they want to further review trucking firm YRC Freight's proposed change of operations request before members take any action.
The labor union is advising members not to schedule meetings on the proposal until further notice, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.
The company proposal for a consolidation in YRC Freight calls for
This is part of an ongoing effort to improve service to customers and maintain an efficient network throughout the Northeast
Those who like to shop online or ship/receive a lot of items, expect that dark brown truck to be making more efficient deliveries.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve service to customers and maintain an efficient network throughout the Northeast, UPS Freight
Selasa, 12 Maret 2013
YRC Freight has mailed to union leadership a proposal for a new set of network improvements
Once implemented, the network improvements will be another step in YRC Freight's efforts to continuously improve customer service, optimize linehaul density and load average, reduce empty miles and reduce shipment handling.
"By realigning our network, YRC Freight will reduce the number of handling and
Negotiations between ABF Freight System Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will resume next week.
Both entities released statements in advance of resuming talks Monday, noting that they were getting closer to reaching an agreement. ABF, a subsidiary of Fort Smith’s Arkansas Best Corp., noted in a release that negotiations could be extended past the March 31 expiration of
Kamis, 28 Februari 2013
Holland professional driver Herschel Evans has been elected to serve as America’s Road Team Captain by the American Trucking Associations. Evans is the first Holland driver to be selected to serve as a Captain on the America’s Road Team, a national public outreach program of the ATA.
For the next two years, Evans will serve alongside industry colleagues as members of this group, a select team
For the fourth consecutive year, ABF® is listed among Training magazine’s Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.
“ABF has a long-standing commitment to recruiting, training and equipping dedicated supply chain professionals,” said ABF President and CEO Roy Slagle. “Backed by ongoing training support, ABF employees are
Arkansas Best Corporation today announced unaudited results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. Arkansas Best had a fourth quarter 2012 net loss, as generally flat, year-over-year revenue, tonnage and pricing at ABF Freight System, Inc. were offset by higher costs. For the same period, Arkansas Best's emerging, non-asset-based businesses were profitable and posted higher revenues.
YRC Freight announced that it has completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase four liquefied natural gas trucks to operate in Southern California.
The trucks will serve the Port of Long Beach and other surrounding areas. The pilot project will leverage the Clean Energy fueling infrastructure in Southern California. The LNG trucks will be operated by long-tenured YRC
YRC Freight announced that the American Trucking Associations has selected professional drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin to serve as America's Road Team Captains.
Bramwell and Conklin join an elite group of 18 Captains—million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers—who are chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety to motorists. For the next two years, they
YRC Worldwide Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.
Consolidated operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $4.851 billion, 0.4% lower than 2011, but consolidated operating income increased $162.3 million to $24.1 million, which included a $9.7 million gain on asset disposals. This is the first time in six years that the company has