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Monday, June 03, 2013

Mid-year less-than-truckload rate hikes—in the form of GRIs (general rate increases) for non-contractual freight—are back. UPS Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, and ABF Freight System, the LTL subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. each recently announced rate hikes.
Posted on 06/03 at 08:56 AM
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) said today that its network optimization plan for YRC Freight, its largest subsidiary, has officially commenced.
Posted on 05/21 at 11:50 AM
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Last week, FedEx Freight held the grand opening of its new multi-million dollar Vancouver, British Columbia service center, which it said will connect the Western Canada LTL sector and customers through north-south, east-west and global shipping lanes.
Posted on 05/21 at 10:44 AM
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The Teamsters Freight Division last night said that leaders from about 160 union local unions representing ABF approved the tentative master contract, with the next step in the process being a vote by ABF’s 7,500 union drivers, dockworkers, mechanics, and clerical staffers.
Posted on 05/21 at 09:23 AM
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has a framework for a new five-year labor agreement with the Teamsters union. Neither side is discussing details of the deal, which still must be ratified by between 6,000 and 7,500 ABF workers.
Posted on 05/16 at 08:20 AM
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Thursday, May 09, 2013

ABF says it is focused on its ongoing labor negotiations and other strategic and operational initiatives and that a transaction with YRC is not appropriate at this time.
Posted on 05/09 at 09:48 AM
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Posted on 05/07 at 11:31 AM
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Monday, May 06, 2013

A little more than a month after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said they secured a 30-day extension for the National Master Freight Agreement, ABF said on Friday that the ABF and Teamsters negotiating teams have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years.
Posted on 05/06 at 09:19 AM
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Friday, May 03, 2013

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.
Posted on 05/03 at 11:53 AM
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Monday, April 29, 2013

LM Group News Editor interview James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide, about the LTL market, the company’s recently approved change of operations for YRC Freight, its national LTL entity, regional LTL, and YRCW’s plans to continue improving its bottom line, among other topics.
Posted on 04/29 at 01:03 PM
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