YRC Freight has mailed to union leadership a proposal for a new set of network improvements. Once implemented, the network improvements will be another step in YRC Freight's efforts to continuously improve customer service, optimize linehaul density and load average, reduce empty miles and reduce shipment handling. "By realigning our network, YRC Freight will reduce the number of handling and relay locations in order to build network density," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "These network improvements will be seamless to our customers and when implemented will improve our service. The ongoing effort to optimize our network is also a key part of our sustainability efforts as we reduce mileage and emissions. Better density means fewer empty miles and less emissions." A committee composed of union and company leadership will convene a formal hearing - expected to take place in April 2013 - to consider the network improvements which are expected to begin in May 2013.