YRC Freight Opens Dedicated Hotline for Customers With Shipments Delayed at West Coast Ports

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YRC Freight announces a new dedicated 800 number specifically for businesses with freight delayed at West Coast ports. The hotline number: (800) 325-8747, is manned around-the-clock by YRC Freight’s expedited shipping experts. It is designed to give callers shipping solutions that will help them avoid additional delays and have their merchandise on store shelves in time for the spring retail season.

Recent labor standoffs resulted in congestion and backlogs at U.S. West Coast ports. Delays are causing serious challenges for supply chain managers across North America. Even though a tentative agreement on a new 5-year contract between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been reached, shipment delays will continue.

Keith Prather, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, states, “PMA officials continue to reiterate that it will take 8-12 weeks to clear the backlog of shipments sitting off the West Coast. Many shippers will need to expedite loads once they hit the port to make it in time for the spring retail season.”

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