OVERLAND PARK, Kan.-- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.is seeking new improvements to its network..
"By realigning our network, YRC Freight will reduce the number of handling and relay locations in order to build network density," saidJeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "These network improvements will be seamless to our customers and when implemented will improve our service. The ongoing 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."
The company has advised union leadership of the changes it would like to put in place.
A committee composed of union and company leadership will convene a formal hearing - expected to take place inApril 2013- to consider the network improvements which are expected to begin inMay 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."