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UPS FREIGHT COORDINATOR APPONTMENT
Effective September 11, 2017, Kris Taylor of Local 745 has been appointed as the UPS Freight Coordinator. Read More...
PACKAGE DIVISION DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT
Mr. Denis Taylor has been appointed Package Division Director and Co-chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee. Mr. Taylor is a long time Teamster and is the principal officer of Local 355 in Baltimore, Maryland and the President of Joint Council 62. Mr. Taylor currently serves as an International Trustee and International Representative. Read More...
ATTENTION ABF TEAMSTERS
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters wants to hear from YOU!!! In Early September 2017, look for a letter in your mailbox about a contract survey as the Teamsters Union prepares to being bargaining with representatives of ABF management for a new ABF - National Master Agreement. Read More...
YRC CHANGE OF OPERATIONS - DECISION UPDATE
The decisions from the YRC Freight Multi-Region Network Enhancement Change of Operations and Utility Employee Change of Operations hearings in Rosemont, IL on August 24, 2017 have been posted to the IBT Website for the affected local unions and their freight members to view at: www.teamster. Read More...
UPS Rising Application & Website Launch

The new UPS Rising mobile phone application is now availbable in Google Play and the Apple store. Simply search "UPS Rising" and members can download it for free.

Within the apps there are a variety of features including a news feed, the Steward's Guide; a grievance notes feature, a clicks-to-minutes conversion chart and other items. Additionally, members can use the application to access their contract and their riders.

The Division also simultaneously launched a new UPS Rising webiste at www.upsrising.org.

You can continue to follow the contract campaign and Division news on Facebook@TeamUPSrising and on Twitter@UPSrising. Also test "UPS" to 86466 to receive text message alerts.

The Local Union has received contract proposals and have submitted them to the International for review.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to ABF Freight driver James Waddell of Charlotte, N.C., for achieving 30 years of accident-free driving! We are proud of you!

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cin

 

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Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.

"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting www.yrcfreight.com/careers or www.yrcw.com/careers

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucker of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.

Web site: www.yrcfreight.com 
Follow YRC Freight on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcfreight  
Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

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SOURCE YRC Worldwide; YRC Freight

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