Tuesday, March 12, 2013

YRC Freight proposes network improvements to union leadership

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 relay locations to build network density," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "These network improvements will be seamless to our customers and when implemented, will improve our service. Our continuing effort to optimize our network is also a key part of our sustainability efforts as we reduce mileage and emissions. Better density means fewer empty miles and less emissions."

A committee composed of union and company leadership will convene a formal hearing—expected to occur in April 2013—to consider the network improvements, which are expected to begin in May 2013.

"This is all about improving customer service and taking another step to regain a lead position in the North American LTL market," added Rogers. "This change also moves us closer to sustained profitability."

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