Saturday, May 07, 2005

ABF President’s Quality Awards winners named

ABF Freight Systems has selected four North American customer service centers to receive its President’s Quality Award, the highest internal recognition available to ABF service centers. Presented annually by ABF to facilities that best exemplify the ABF Quality Process, this year’s award-winning facilities are located in Carlisle and Chester, PA; Fargo, ND; and South Bend, IN.
The winning facilities were among 286 ABF service centers that competed in the rigorous selection process, which gauges resource management, damage/loss prevention, customer satisfaction and other key performance indicators.
“Quality is a subject we take very seriously at ABF,” said Bob Davidson, president & CEO. “Highly motivated employees in our customer service centers use the ABF Quality Process to achieve quantifiable results that include satisfied customers and significant cost savings. The customer service teams in Fargo, South Bend, Chester and Carlisle are the best of the best. Their versatility, attention to detail and conscientious approach to customer service is a benchmark for best practices in the transportation industry.”

Thursday, May 05, 2005

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MFCA and Nationwide Work Together To Improve Highway Safety

Promoting highway safety is a priority for MFCA and their companies. Due in part to a dedicated and experienced Teamsters workforce and a company wide commitment to safety, MFCA member companies have a safety record that is among the best in trucking. MFCA members include ABF, DHL, New Penn, Roadway, USF and Yellow. Full story here.......

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Union members, politicians and community members got together Sunday to raise money to help 23 DHL workers who say lost their jobs because they were forming a union. Complete story here.............

Monday, May 02, 2005

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Yellow Roadway and USF Increase Cash Component of Transaction

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and CHICAGO, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yellow Roadway Corporation (Nasdaq: YELL - News) and USF Corporation (Nasdaq: USFC - News) today announced amended deal terms for the Yellow Roadway acquisition of USF, whereby USF shareholders will receive approximately 65% cash and 35% Yellow Roadway stock in exchange for their USF shares. Originally, the transaction was structured as approximately 50% cash and 50% stock. Full story here

Tech Differences May Create Speed Bump in Truck Merger

The trucking company known simply as Yellow saved $100 million and boosted its operating profits from 2.8 cents on the dollar to 5.3 cents, in the first year after it merged with rival Roadway. It didn't eliminate computing systems that helped it deal with customers, and it didn't shutter facilities. Complete story can be found here.......,1397,1791536,00.asp

Sunday, May 01, 2005

B.C. truckers slow traffic in protest

Looks like the US isn't the only ones suffering from high fuel prices. Vancouver — A slow-moving convoy of trucks wound its way through Greater Vancouver on Friday in a protest against low wages, high fuel prices and truck safety.
Hundreds of tractor-trailer units moved northbound along Highway 91 over the Alex Fraser Bridge, a main commuter route for morning traffic. Full story here...........