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Freight Company To Hire 200 Truck Drivers


On Thursday, YRC announced they will hire 200 truck drivers in 10 states, and plans to recruit the new drivers from more than 100 driving schools.

YRC drivers are members of the Teamsters Union and make up the largest unionized LTL carrier in the country.

YRC Freight lost $88.5 million in 2011, compared with $170.3 million in 2010. The nationwide carrier increased operating revenue 11 percent to $3.2 billion, but the company has restructured to reduce handling and expedite shipments.

YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building, said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. Tons per day were up 3.5 percent in the first quarter at YRC Freight.

According to The Journal of Commerce, the company is hiring drivers in Albuquerque, N.M.; Akron, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo and Maybrook, N.Y.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Jackson, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; North Indianapolis, Ind.; St. Paul, Minn; and Salt Lake City, Utah.


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