In the February Issue
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Supply chain turning sluggish in this cold weather?

Today's aqueous-based chemicals and coatings are subject to freezing. Don't wait for warmer days; keep your supply chain moving on schedule with Protect from Freezing service from Holland. Our Protect from Freezing service uses technically-engineered and environmentally-safe cargo blankets and the largest network of next-day delivery points in the region to protect shipments from freezing during transit . . . even over weekends.

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Have a question or comment? Let us know at sales@hollandregional.com

What's New at Holland

YRC Worldwide Bank Amendment Finalized

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Nearly all businesses across industries are feeling the stress and strain of this prolonged economic downturn. At YRC Worldwide, we have the people, the plans, and now the financial flexibility to confidently deliver on our commitments to customers.

Last week, YRC Worldwide reached an amended agreement with its banking group to provide flexibility to manage through current economic challenges. This agreement provides the flexibility to continue providing customers with exceptional global transportation and logistics services.

"We are pleased with the banks' support of our strategic actions and their confidence in our ability to improve our financial position," says Tim Wicks, Executive Vice President and CFO of YRC Worldwide.

For more information and details on the specific of the agreement, click here.

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Industry Information

Guaranteed Window Delivery—new levels of velocity, precision, and flexibility

Meet all your time-specific delivery needs with four new levels of automated precision—single hour, multi-hour, single-day and multiday window delivery. Guaranteed Window Delivery will meet the most stringent time frames. Shipments using our new Guaranteed Window Delivery services arrive on time—not early, not late—and receive priority handling, visibility, proactive notification and delivery confirmation.

Use Guaranteed Window Delivery services to reduce chargebacks, improve vendor scorecard performance, and manage inventories and production costs with precision. They also take the guesswork and costs out of installations, distributions, and other projects. For more information on Guaranteed Window Delivery, and all the time-definite solutions from Holland, visit yrcregional.com or call your Holland service center.

Customers work directly with owners at Holland

As part of recent changes in compensation, Holland employees are becoming owners in parent company, YRC Worldwide. A heightened level of commitment from our employees to the success of the company comes with ownership. The result is Holland employees are working even harder to elevate service to you by making deliveries earlier in the day and providing the velocity and precision you need to keep your supply chain running smoothly. Every Holland employee is keenly aware that your complete satisfaction is key to extending our reputation for high quality services in the marketplace.

American Trucking Associations seeks support of environmental initiatives

redwood treeIn late January, the American Trucking Associations testified before Congress seeking support of environmental initiatives that will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next 10 years. The association asked Congress to: enact a national 65 mph speed limit and govern truck speeds at 65 mph or slower; increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program; support national fuel economy standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks; implement financial incentives in the way of tax credits or grants to expedite the introduction of idling reduction equipment; invest in infrastructure improvements to fix the nation's most critical bottlenecks; fund research and development in new technologies that will improve average fuel consumption and generate greater fuel efficiency; and promote the use of more productive truck combinations resulting in fewer truck miles traveled.

Importer security filing rule takes effect

After years in the rulemaking process, the importer security filing rule, also knows as 10+2, went into effect in late January. Customs and Border Protection developed the rule in an effort to better identify shipments posing a threat to national security. Under the ruling, importers and carriers must document 12 data items 24-hours before the container is loaded on the ship at the foreign port.

LaHood confirmed as Transportation Secretary

As Transportation Secretary, Raymond LaHood will seek a new funding mechanism for the troubled Highway Trust Fund, which was developed during the Eisenhower administration. "I think we do have to think outside the box," La Hood said. "And part of thinking outside the box is the idea that we would in trying to build lanes or add lanes on or trying to build additional roadways on is the idea of having tolling pay for part of that." The Highway Trust Fund is the primary resource for highway and bridge funding.

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Tips To Make Your Life Easier

usfnet.com—an easy alternative for managing your shipments

At yrcregional.com, you'll find all the transportation service tools you need to manage the speed of your business. Getting a rate quote, preparing shipping documents, tracking your shipments and reporting your shipping activities are simpler than ever.

With your personalized online profile, it's easy to edit and update contact information and manage locations. And because your account information is maintained throughout the site--you reduce keystrokes--which saves you time.

Ship

  • Request a rate quote that is specific to your pricing program
  • Locate the nearest service center
  • Schedule a pickup for as many as 10 destinations
  • Create, save, print and email bills of lading

Track

  • Track up to 20 shipments at a time
  • Track shipments by PRO number, BOL number or PO number
  • Track all shipments by a specific shipping, receiving or bill-to location
  • Select multiple locations to track all your shipments at one time
  • Set up an email shipment status to receive updates for any of your shipments

Manage

  • View, email or fax images of invoices, bills of lading, delivery receipts, corrected bills of lading, invoices and weight and inspection tickets
  • Search for your documents by PRO number, BOL number or PO number
  • View or download claim forms in the event you need to file a claim

Reports
Subscribe to online reports for the information you need to make informed decisions:

  • Location tracking reports
  • Shipment history reports
  • Business and service summary reports

Customer Service
Find the telephone, fax, and email contacts you need for reaching customer service representatives and our general office.

Check out yrcregional.com today!

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News/Other Services

Custom Solutions puts spring into retail stores

Time to roll out your new spring product lines? With our Custom Solutions service, Holland helps retailers by quickly customizing flexible, integrated transportation solutions, tailored to your unique requirements. And we provide the personal attention to make sure your shipments are executed according to your specifications.

  • Custom Distributions—Schedule your shipments according to your precise schedule, down to the specific hour they need to deliver
  • New Store Openings & Redesigns—Consolidate multiple deliveries from various transportation providers for better control and timing
  • Specialized Pickups & Deliveries—Select from a wide range of specialized services, including inside delivery, set-up, and packaging-trash removal, for convenience and peace of mind.

For more information on Customer Solutions from Holland visit us at ;yrcregional.com or call 866-465-5263.

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