Kraft To Eliminate Its Private Fleet

Kraft Foods announced last week it's discontinuing its nationwide private truck fleet, instead saying they plan to use contract and other commercial carriers to handle the volume of products and materials across Kraft's network of plants and distribution centers. The announcement will result in the elimination of around 285 jobs by the end of the year.

"We plan to use contract and other commercial carriers to handle the volume of our fleet,” said Joyce Hodel, Kraft spokesperson, in an interview with The Morning Call. “This is part of our broader integrated supply chain focus on supplier integration, to use the scale and capabilities of our strategic supplier partners."

Kraft says the transition will be handled in three phases, with the first phase set to take place in June.

Kraft Foods owns numerous and well known food brands including Jell-O, Cracker Barrel cheese, Kook-Aid, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Miracle Whip, Velveeta and Planters, among many others.

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