Teamsters bless YRC's exit from short-haul business

March 21, 2012: The Teamsters union has agreed to allow YRC Worldwide Inc. to proceed with a realignment of its less-than-truckload operations that will allow the carrier to effectively exit the shorter-haul delivery business.

In a memo dated March 16, Gordon Sweeton, a Teamsters international vice president overseeing the union's response to YRC's proposed change of operations, said the Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier could implement the change as soon as April 8. A YRC spokeswoman said the company would implement the change on that date.

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