In the March Issue
 
What's New at Holland
News & Other Services
Industry News
Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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I Am Holland: Cindy Sarapata

With Cindy, situations and problems get resolved quickly and efficiently.

Customers praise her for her excellent customer service skills and friendly, courteous demeanor.

She thinks delivering confidence is the #1 priority, and it shows.

Her coworkers say that Cindy makes Holland a great place to work.

For those reasons and more, Cindy has earned our prestigious "I Am Holland" award for demonstrating at a high level our core values of integrity, respect for others, excellence in all areas of customer service and dedication to hard work and continuous improvement.

Jamal Sanham

Holland Rewards

Available for individual shipping locations, Holland Rewards recognizes increases in shipping levels with Rewards.

Now, receive double-point credits for guaranteed, expedited and cross-border Canada shipments.

Call your account executive to learn more and to see whether you qualify.

Holland Rewards

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Border Security Experts

Border Security FAQs
YRC Regional companies not only keep up-to-date with requirements, we are in the forefront—helping with their evolution.

Our certifications in these programs provide our customers faster processing, translating to an average crossing time of three minutes a shipment.

98 percent of our shipments are pre-approved for Customs clearance before arriving at the border.

Find out more.

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Our cross-border forms and certifications (FAST, PIP, ACE, C-TPAT) are available online.

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What's New at Holland

Retro is back!

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From platform heels to that 50s-style sofa, what's old is new once again. To which we say, "Cool!"

What never went out of style is Holland service and quality. For over 80 years, we've remained focused on the needs of our customers and delivering exceptional service

We offer the most next-day lanes in the region. Nearly 8% more than our next closest competitor, and over 20% more than most industry carriers.

We surpass industry benchmarks by a wide lead with overall on-time performance at 96.9 percent and 99.8 percent damage-free service.

And we're dedicated to continuous improvement, finding new ways to move shipments faster through our system to deliver confidence with on-time, intact service.

Customers frequently send us notes and letters, telling us how our Holland employees went the extra mile to deliver customer service. And the readers of Logistics Management magazine continue to honor us with their Quest for Quality award 24 years running. We're pleased to receive these points of confirmation because that's what it's all about. Service you can count on, day in and day out.

If you haven't shipped with Holland recently, we'd like to welcome you back. If you're a regular customer, thank you! We value your confidence in our company.

For more information or to schedule a shipment, visit hollandregional.com today.

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News & Other Services

Ring up sales with the Holland network, cross docks and retail expertise

Consolidation & Distribution flyerFlexibility and precision are essential components of effective retail supply chains. Whether it's stock swaps, must-arrive-by-date (MABD) delivery windows, new product launches, or a rapid response to point-of-sales data, Holland works with retailers and their vendors to keep goods moving on schedule.

Take our Consolidation and Distribution services, sometimes referred to as "pool distribution," for example. Our extensive network and cross-dock capabilities help you reduce costs associated with shipping and warehousing while ensuring shipments deliver as scheduled—even when the schedule includes an MABD window delivery.

Holland Consolidation and Distribution services include:

  • Shipment pickup from multiple vendors
  • -Consolidation into one larger shipment
  • Transit for that larger shipment to another service center—or acceptance of deliveries from your truckload service provider or private fleet
  • Shipment de-consolidation for distribution to multiple store locations

With Holland handling the processes, you may see other benefits, too, such as shorter order-cycle times for faster response to sales trends, quicker inventory turns for better cash flow, and less handling for fewer delivery exceptions.

Take the first step toward an engineered custom solution that's right in line with your business objectives. Contact your Holland account executive today!

24/7 Customer Service at hollandregional.com

Our secure website, hollandregional.com, is ready to help you manage your transportation, no matter what the time of day or night.

We make it easy to look up rates, find the nearest service center, schedule a pickup, track shipments in transit, analyze your shipping history, or access other capabilities that help you work more efficiently.

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That's easy, too! Go to the My Account section near the upper-left corner of hollandregional.com, click Register today, complete the registration screen and click Submit registration. That's it!

Want to discover all the ways our secure website can help you manage your transportation?

Why wait? Check out hollandregional.com today!

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Industry News

U.S. manufacturing expands in February

vice gripsFor the seventh straight month, U.S. manufacturing expanded, despite a dip in the Institute of Supply Management index from 58.4 in January to 56.5 in February (an index above 50 indicates expansion). 

In another sign of an economic recovery, U.S. consumer spending was up 0.5 percent in January, the fourth consecutive month showing increased spending.

Walmart announces emissions-reduction initiative

smoke stackStriving to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years, Walmart will be working with suppliers throughout the entire product lifecycle, "from the sourcing of the raw materials to manufacturing . . . to its transportation and how customers use it, dispose of it and recycle it."


U.S. new home sales drop to lowest recorded level

homes under constructionJanuary new home sales fell to an annual pace of 309,000, with regional sales down 35 percent in the Northeast, 12 percent in the West and 9.5 percent in the South.

Sales in the Midwest were up 2.1 percent.

The U.S. median sales price was down 2.4 percent from January 2009.  The number of unsold homes increased.

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Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Spring forward safely

Daylight SavingsAfter hibernating for the winter, the arrival of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 14, brings lighter evening skies and draws young and old outside.

However, walks and yard games sometimes extend into the streets, causing safety concerns for pedestrians.

The start of Daylight Saving Time also brings darker mornings at a time when students still line up for buses or walk to school.

For the safety of all, please stay alert to pedestrian traffic. After the cold, snowy winter of 2010, we want everyone to enjoy the signs of spring!

Quick rate quotes

Quick QuoteWant to see how shipping options affect your shipping costs?

Just go to our secure website, hollandregional.com and enter your location, the final destination and the weight.

Our one-stop rate quote tool will list your options and corresponding costs instantly.

Then you decide whether you want standard, guaranteed, expedited or another service.

Check it out at hollandregional.com.

 

 

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