YRC Freight has announced that the network optimization plan submitted to union leaders in March 2013 has been approved. The network optimization is a key component of YRC Freight's strategy to continuously improve customer service by reducing the handling of shipments and excess time in transit. The transportation team and network engineers at YRC Freight will implement the enhancements over the next several weeks. "Our network team identified opportunities for us to further align customer service and operating efficiencies," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "New network densities, load factors and direct routing of shipments will make this network optimization the foundation of our continued performance improvement initiatives in 2013," stated Rogers.