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TForce, Teamsters reach tentative 5-year contract

Rank-and-file ratification expected soon, company says

TForce and Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

TForce Freight Inc., an operating less-than-truckload company of TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII) and formerly known as UPS Freight, said Thursday it has reached a tentative five-year contract with the Teamsters union.

Teamsters officials were not immediately available for comment.

The contract was set to expire July 31, and the union’s 8,000 or so rank and file had already authorized a strike vote.

In a statement, TForce said it was pleased with what it called the “mutually beneficial” terms. The contract must still be ratified by the rank and file, a step which TForce said should occur relatively soon.

TForce was rebranded shortly after the parent acquired UPS Freight in early 2021 for $800 million in cash.

The Teamsters have already ratified a contract with ArcBest Corp.’s (NASDAQ: ARCB) LTL unit, ABF Freight. It remains at loggerheads with Yellow Corp., (NASDAQ: YELL) another LTL carrier. Talks with UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) have stalled less than three weeks before the July 31 deadline.

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  1. Ron webster

    Well you all need to stay together and get what you want that way you will do a good job and want to stay. There good luck I am a retired teamster cinn local 100

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.