YRC to cut 1,100 jobs, close 27 termi...

YRC to cut 1,100 jobs, close 27 terminals in regional trucking restructuring

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YRC Worldwide plans to focus on geographic markets where regional carriers have been strong historically.

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“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#22 Sep 18, 2008
Check that out then kick it on back to me 10/foe.
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#23 Sep 23, 2008
Scot

United States

#24 Sep 24, 2008
TANGLEFOOT wrote:
Wait I think that should be a zero not an O, hold on..try;
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/patc-a03.s...
Well, As has been posted over 20 times we all know the editors do not edit posts here, duh. this has been known for many months. As far as unions go, I think that in the old days unions served their purpose to help the average worker get a fair shake. Unfortunately these days the unions are more about how to get the most money for the union presidents and such and less about the welfare of the unionized workers. This is a fact as I have witnessed my mother get locked out of a job for months from Scott paper company even though she wanted to work. They wound up with less that they started out with but the union prez and company came out smelling like roses. Scott then sold out to kimberly clark and the rest is history. Unions suck these days. they are not for the workers but are for themselves.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#25 Sep 25, 2008
Midnightrider wrote:
http://www.economyincrisis.org /
Great Link, Lots of good information....That's the kind of news I like to read!!!

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#26 Sep 25, 2008
Scot wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, As has been posted over 20 times we all know the editors do not edit posts here, duh. this has been known for many months. As far as unions go, I think that in the old days unions served their purpose to help the average worker get a fair shake. Unfortunately these days the unions are more about how to get the most money for the union presidents and such and less about the welfare of the unionized workers. This is a fact as I have witnessed my mother get locked out of a job for months from Scott paper company even though she wanted to work. They wound up with less that they started out with but the union prez and company came out smelling like roses. Scott then sold out to kimberly clark and the rest is history. Unions suck these days. they are not for the workers but are for themselves.
I don't understand the workers of today either.
We all seem to spend money we don't have then worry about how to pay it all back later.
Credit, Credit and more Credit.......I was taught that $CASH$ was king.
There's only 1 good strong Union still around; Teamsters#150 Operating Engineers......Don't mess with them, your trucks can't get loaded at any Stone Quarry if the word gets out on you as that little Snot nose Punk 'Ronnie Kuhn' found out....
Marcott, Markady, Siebert, Lindaul, I don't know if their still around or not?

I know 'Plote, and K-Five are.
But you're right, Most of the Unions left are just company controlled Kiss-asses, except the #150 Union.

I really don't understand how the workers of today
survive???
Oh,'DUH' I just said it, they kiss ass. Something
I never been able to do!!

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#27 Sep 28, 2008
Jim Palmer filing for 'bankrupsy'.........
YRC to merge Yellow, Roadway,,200 facilities to be Shuttered.
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#28 Oct 14, 2008
TANGLEFOOT wrote:
<quoted text>
There's only 1 good strong Union still around; Teamsters#150 Operating Engineers......Don't mess with them, your trucks can't get loaded at any Stone Quarry if the word gets out on you as that little Snot nose Punk 'Ronnie Kuhn' found out..
Ronnie Kuhn any relation to Harry W Kuhn?

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#29 Oct 14, 2008
Midnightrider wrote:
<quoted text>Ronnie Kuhn any relation to Harry W Kuhn?
Yes, Ronnie is the Son of Harry Kuhn.
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#30 Oct 14, 2008
Harry Kuhn had a big earth-moving/dump trucks/ready-mix/highway building operation up near IL 59 on IL64. His operation was union. Someone wanted to kick him out of his location and about 40 teamsters showed up to protest they would be out of a job if he was shut down. He was allowed to stay. A few years ago I noticed the place was shut down, I heard Harry had passed away. There was some kind of dispute I guess, next thing everything was auctioned off and gone. I am surprised Ronnie didn't continue on as union, continue building roads. I heard Harry got the bid and built Fermi-lab years back. I heard Meyer material got his start building original O'Hare field in the 1950s.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#31 Oct 14, 2008
Midnightrider wrote:
Harry Kuhn had a big earth-moving/dump trucks/ready-mix/highway building operation up near IL 59 on IL64. His operation was union. Someone wanted to kick him out of his location and about 40 teamsters showed up to protest they would be out of a job if he was shut down. He was allowed to stay. A few years ago I noticed the place was shut down, I heard Harry had passed away. There was some kind of dispute I guess, next thing everything was auctioned off and gone. I am surprised Ronnie didn't continue on as union, continue building roads. I heard Harry got the bid and built Fermi-lab years back. I heard Meyer material got his start building original O'Hare field in the 1950s.
Yes Sir, you know your current events.
I didn't know Harry had passed...I'm Sorry to hear
that, he was a good hard working Man,very No-nonsense type. He did get 90% of the work in DuPage County. When Ronnie took over 'R & K' trucking I knew it wouldn't be long before the company folded, he was always in a dispute with the 'Teamsters' mainly the #150 operating Engineers, these guys stick together, once the word is out your truck can't go in any stone quarry and get loaded.....Most of the drivers went to 'PLOTE' out there by you or K-Five...The black drivers were the only ones who really got hurt because they were hired because of the State Quota's for the State work they were doing, so they never got to build any real Senority to dovetail into the other Unions like Plote and K-Five, Markaty or Marcott or Lindaul.
ken

Dillon, SC

#32 Nov 1, 2008
fedex rules them all. YRC corp days are numbered

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#33 Nov 2, 2008
ken wrote:
fedex rules them all. YRC corp days are numbered
BUZZER, WRONG, UPS.
If you really want know who rules it's the USPO,

They all got started from the Post Office!!!

FedEX are CRIMINALS, I'll do business with the Post Offfice any day over FedEX!!!!
laid off in chicago

Maple Grove, MN

#34 Jan 7, 2009
yellow was a brand name ,roadway was a brand name, now they come up with YRC..YRC name IS MUDD,they messed up this whole thing ,dont look good,,its like putting nike's in k-mart....
LTL-er

Delphos, OH

#35 Aug 29, 2009
throbak wrote:
CF, Willig, Superior Fast Freight - I always thought these operations would last forever.
You know just a thought. I watch more-than-a-mile long, double-stack container trains leaving or passing through the Port of Tacoma probably 25-30 times a day. Each one of those containers is a d:mn good haul for a truckdriver or team as all that freight is going to the Midwest and beyond. That's thousands of good freeway loads that don't see a trailer chassis till they get to Chicago(?).
Those containers aren't even hauled locally, they come off the ship and are planted directly onto the train.
I think 10% of the containers are utilized locally (not a large consumer base). 2.5 million teu's (20-foot container) between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle yearly. So wack the 10% to 2.2M, 2.2M x 20 feet = 44M feet of freight, divided by a 53-foot trailer = 800,000+; so figure 800,000 truckloads to the midwest are riding out on steel wheels every year/ 2000+ loads daily. Consider this same volume in Oakland, CA, Vancouver, B.C., and all of the West Coast combined at the mega-ports of LA/ Long Beach and that's alot of freight not transported by truck.
[I actually hope my math is wrong, those are amazing numbers]
As a truckdriver, I'd be more concerned with that than some greenhorn competition who I'll probably end up respecting for his willingness to work.
Rail is the competition. People are sick and tired of trucks no matter where the driver is born.
I admire your willingness to do the math, but the bottom line is this: as long as the public is willing to buy "Made in China", freight will continue its journey by rail. If you want to get American trucks rolling, buy American made products. It really is that simple. It puts Americans to work manufacturing, and it puts Americans to work distributing. Remember the bigger picture the next time a Chinese-made product is only a couple bucks cheaper than the American-made product next to it. You'll probably be replacing the Chinese one sooner, anyway.

America cannot survive on a service and agriculturally based economy. We need manufacturing! Throback sees the containers leave by train in the Sea-Tac area; I see them on the road here in Ohio and Indiana on their way out of Chicago. What we don't see is the displaced factory workers whose jobs went overseas where the products in those containers were made. I know sometimes it's nearly impossible to buy American, but if everyone would just be a little more discerning when buying, then we can all make a difference.
thecapt

United States

#36 Aug 31, 2009
I don't always agree with tanglefoot but a scab? lol. A scab he isn't. He was just speaking about what was happening. How long has it been that the Teamsters were for the truck drivers and not for themselves? An honest question, not a bash
jerry

Oswego, IL

#37 Feb 8, 2011
Midnightrider wrote:
<quoted text>Ronnie Kuhn any relation to Harry W Kuhn?
I drove a 6 wheeler for Harry Kuhn,best job i ever had
Harry was a great guy
And treated his employees fair
I retired from Kuhn in 1983 after 18 years with Harry

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