Reprint from The Journal of Commerce, Sept. 4, 2017 V.18 N.18
by William B. Cassidy
Carrier will convert eight terminals to DCs and improve driver management to improve flow and free up capacity
SHIPPERS WANT FASTER door-to-door service from less-than-truckload carriers, and YRC Freight is obliging with the most extensive change to its terminal network in years. YRC will add eight distribution centers, without breaking ground on a single new building.
The LTL carrier plans to unlock underutilized capacity by converting eight existing terminals to distribution centers, effectively adding 837 doors of “transfer capacity” to its network, allowing the Overland Park, Kansas-based company to handle an additional 7,000 shipments a day.
The carrier will go further than that. YRC plans to introduce 118 “meet-and-turn” relay operations involving 236 drivers from 20 terminals. The company will eliminate 195 layover trips and 267 overnight hotel stays each night, helping drivers get home faster and more often.
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