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2008 Shippers Choice Award

For the second consecutive year, Canadian Transportation and Logistics magazine awarded USF Holland the Shippers Choice Award. The magazine's recognition is based on results from an annual readership survey among shippers. In the LTL category, shippers scored USF Holland higher than the established benchmark for excellence.

Actual results from the reader survey are available in the August edition of the magazine or visit www.ctl.ca.

Destination > green

With the launch of its new web pages, YRC Worldwide is taking the next steps to support environmental sustainability and living the core value, Demonstrate Good Citizenship.



The site features fuel efficiency information for customers and the public, and an overview of its waste reduction and recycling efforts.

YRC Worldwide is the holding company for a portfolio of successful companies including Yellow Transportation, Roadway, Reimer Express, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland, Reddaway and Glen Moore.

What's New

USF Holland Expedited Solutions Honored with Quest for Quality Award—Again!

For the fourth time, USF Holland earned the Quest for Quality Award in the Expedited Motor Carrier category from Logistics Management. This is the 23rd consecutive year that USF Holland has been honored with an award from this industry magazine.

Regarded as an important gauge of customer satisfaction and service excellence, the award considered the evaluations of 6,171 qualified buyers of transportation and logistics services in 2008.

Shippers voted on the attributes of on-time performance, value, customer service, information technology and equipment/operations to identify the transportation providers delivering world-class service.

With the award-winning expedited solutions from USF Holland you enjoy:

  • More guaranteed delivery times in the U.S. and Canada than any other regional provider
  • Priority handling from shipment pickup to delivery
  • Dedicated tracking team and proactive notification of delays
  • Email confirmation, available on receipt of delivery

More information on the Quest for Quality Award is on www.logisticsmgmt.com.

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Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Electronic Invoicing

It's estimated that a typical employee in the United States uses about 27 pounds of paper annually.*

As part of our Destination Green initiatives, now you can curb that usage when you select electronic invoicing which gives you access to your billing via email.

In addition to invoices, you also can request supporting documents, including delivery receipts, bills of lading, and re-weigh certificates.

Electronic invoicing is fast, accurate, secure--and it reduces paper waste.

It's easy to go electronic! Sign up today via email at accr@usfc.com or call 866-465-5263.

(*Resource Conservation Alliance. http://www.woodconsumption.org/products/paper.pdf. Retrieved Aug. 4, 2008.)

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News/Other Services

NTDC State Champions

Three USF Holland drivers join the best drivers in the country at the annual National Truck Driving Championships in Houston, Texas, August 19-23.

With the emphasis on safety, drivers must be accident-free for the twelve months leading up to their state competitions.

To advance from state competitions to the nationals, drivers must achieve the top honors in their respective classes, demonstrating excellence in their driving and maneuvering skills, pre-trip inspections and written exams.

Congratulations to USF Holland drivers Herschel Evans, Atlanta; Russ Simpson, Columbus; and Robert Wolford, Detroit who will be competing in Houston. Russ and Robert also received their states' "Rookie of the Year" awards.

Safe driving skills are just one reason the claims ratio at USF Holland is less than half of the industry average. Schedule a pickup today and see for yourself.

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Resources

Quick Quotes for Fast Deliveries

With many different solutions to handle your transportation needs, how do you know what's right for your shipment?

Holland takes the guess work out with its Quick Quote feature on its website, yrcregional.com.

Simply click on Rate Quote, found beneath the Ship It tab and in the Quick Find list located in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

From Rate Quote, select your location; then enter the shipment's origin/destination ZIP codes, class and weight. Click Get Rate.

Presto! You'll instantly see all available levels of service at your discounted rate.

Quick Quotes shows only those delivery options available for each specific shipment.

When you work with Holland, the leader in next-day service, quality handling and on-time performance, you can be confident that what you see is what you will get.

Your range of delivery options may include:

  • Expedited delivery
  • Expedited delivery by 5:00 p.m. (for next-day service on some two-day lanes)
  • Expedited delivery by noon (for next-day morning service on some two-day lanes)
  • Guaranteed delivery by 9:00 a.m.
  • Guaranteed delivery by noon
  • Guaranteed delivery by 3:30 p.m.
  • Standard regional delivery by 5:00 p.m.

Once you see your options you can schedule a pickup, create a bill of lading or save the quote for viewing at a later date (up to 90 days).

When your customers need a competitive edge, time-specific transportation is a sharp idea!

To learn more about time-based deliveries, go to www.usfnet.com, or call the Holland service center at 866-465-5263 or your local customer service representative.

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Industry Information

Factory Orders Up in June

In early August, the U.S. Commerce Department reported factory orders for June were up 1.7 percent, beating economic forecasts of a 0.7 percent gain.

In addition, the durable goods segment of factory orders rose 0.8 percent for the month.

New Stimulus Bill Includes Transportation Funding

Nearly $5 billion of a new $24 billion economic stimulus supplement is earmarked for infrastructure and other transportation-related funding, according to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-West Virginia and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The bill, which is yet to go to the Senate floor, proposes $3.65 billion for additional highway funding and a provision for a cash transfer to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through 2009.

Longshoreman Reach Tentative Agreement

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

The new contract is slated to replace one which expired July 1, 2008, but was extended to maintain port operations during negotiations.

Members of the ILWU and PMA must ratify the new six-year labor contract before it can go into effect.

The contract covers more than 25,000 dock and warehouse workers at 29 West Coast ports. The PMA represents cargo carriers, unloading companies and terminal operators.

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