Kraft is restructuring its US fleet operation

Kraft is restructuring its US fleet operation

Kraft Foods Group has announced 60 staff are to be let go from its operations in Champaign as part of a nationwide restructure of its fleet operation.

The move, which sees it discontinue its private truck fleet, will see a total of 285 jobs go across 10 sites nationwide.

The phased restructure is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

"We plan to use contract and other commercial carriers to handle the volume of our fleet. This is part of our broader integrated supply chain focus on supplier integration - to use the scale and capabilities of our strategic supplier partners," a spokesperson for Kraft told just-food.

"This is not a reflection on our fleet employees, who have done outstanding work," the firm added.

The roles affected are "mostly drivers" and a "few" support staff from the fleet operation.