Saturday, November 20, 2010

YRC terminal in Peru, IL targeted for closing

A less than four-year-old trucking terminal north of Interstate 80 in Peru, operated by YRC (formerly known as Yellow Freight) will close this winter.

Facility employees including Teamsters at the terminal at 22 Unytite Drive learned Monday about the closing, with YRC citing economic hardships. A public relations firm hired by YRC was not immediately forthcoming with detailed information on deadline Friday.

Currently, there about three office staff members, while seven union drivers are on lay-off and about 13 drivers still are active, according to Steve Mongan, business manager for Teamsters Local 722, La Salle.

The decision to include the Peru facility as one of the terminals it is closing is perplexing, Mongan said, considering it’s a less than four-year-old, 86-door terminal. Stranger still is closing a terminal that was built in Peru in 2007 for the ease of access to the interstate and also to get out of traffic in the West Chicago and Montgomery area. Full Story.......

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