In the August Issue
 
What's New at Holland
News & Other Services
A Place Holland Calls Home
Industry News
Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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Fast reliable service to Canada

Holland has more next-day service into Canada than any other competing LTL service provider.

Want to learn more? Have a Holland representative contact you.

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Seasonal excellence

Summer, winter, fall and spring Holland provides 99.8 percent damage-free service you and your supply chain can count on.

Schedule a shipment today!

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2011 National Truck Driving Championships are in progress

Join us in cheering on our drivers as they compete at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) this week, Aug. 9–13, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Follow their progress on Twitter and Facebook.

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Backpack brigade

Hard to believe school is about to begin!

That means bus stops and side streets filled with children more interested in each other than in watching for traffic.

When behind the wheel, keep the kids safe by staying alert for their sudden actions.

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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.

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News from YRC Worldwide

Subscribe to YRC Worldwide Insight to stay up-to-date on the latest company videos, FAQs, industry insights, case studies, exhibit schedules and more.

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Holland Headlines Archive

Remember! You can read back issues of Holland Headlines by visiting our archive.

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What's New at Holland

Take control of your inbound transportation

Man at computer w/women looking onWhen your purchasing department places an order, its primary interest is on the finished goods or raw materials; how those goods actually move to your operations should be just as important.

Today, sophisticated companies, large and small, are collaborating with their vendors and transportation providers to optimize inbound deliveries.

The goal: Achieve the lowest costs with the highest service levels.

These companies know that controlling  inbound freight brings many advantages toward reaching this goal:

  • Lower inventory levels and reduced carrying cost
  • Clearer understanding of the true costs of goods
  • Transportation rates based on inbound and outbound volumes
  • Better planning from improved shipment visibility
  • More influence further upstream into your supply chain
  • Efficient dock staffing
  • Greater scheduling and production control
  • Opportunities to consolidate pickups from multiple vendors to create full truckloads

Your Holland account executive is ready to discuss with you how managing your inbound transportation may make sense for your business and how you can get started.

Fill out this form or call1-866-465-5263 for immediate assistance.

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News & Other Services

Make Holland your inbound transportation partner

Holland driver, tractor-trailer, coverage mapA smart way to take control of your inbound freight is with the right transportation provider: Holland!

Holland provides the reliability, portfolio of services and shipment visibility to ensure your supply chain operates smoothly—day in and day out.

When you tell your suppliers to specify Holland for your inbound shipments, you gain routing control for the reliable transportation necessary to manage inventory levels and production cycles with confidence.

With Holland, you'll experience:

  • Diminished lead times from the provider with the most next-day options in the region
  • Pickup and delivery areas that match your vendors' operations with our next-day service reaching up to 750 miles from Holland service centers
  • Damage-free deliveries from a network that reduces handling and employees who care about your business
  • Visibility into your inbound shipments to let you schedule your operations with confidence
  • Deliveries earlier in the day so that you can work the shipments the same day they arrive
  • Flexiblility to recover from supply chain hiccups using guaranteed and expedited service options
  • Transportation efficiencies and economies from consolidation and distribution capabilities
  • Online tools that quote your pricing and provide convenient scheduling, tracking and reporting

You get inbound shipment visibility for better planning, more control over your supply chain and rates based on your total shipping volume when Holland handles your inbound transportation.

So go ahead, ask your suppliers to book with Holland and reap the advantages of controlling your inbound transportation.

For more information, fill out this form or call 1-866-465-5263 for immediate assistance.

Delivering an exceptional customer experience

Terry Wandling, Huntington, W.Va., driverA professional driver since 1980, Terry Wandling waited for Holland to relocate a service center to his area so that he could apply.

"In February 1996, when I took my test drive with the Safety manager, I told him this would be heaven," says Terry, adding that Holland is known as a good company to work for with good people.

Terry is a linehaul driver and has been one his entire driving career. He leaves the Huntington, W.Va., service center around 9 p.m. for the company's Ohio service centers.

"Recently I've been running from Huntington to Toledo, but in August I'll be going to Cincinnati," says Terry. Once there, he works the dock for three or four hours, then loads shipments for the trip back to Huntington.

A lot of employees learn from Terry by the quiet example he sets for others. "I just do my best to get freight back to my terminal and our customers. It's all about the customers."

Terry acknowledges he rarely sees the customers he serves, "Every now and then there's an en-route delivery, but 99 percent of the time, I don't meet customers."

What Terry does see are the positive results of a carefully loaded trailer safely delivered . . . and, of course, dark roads with little traffic and sunrises as he pulls into home.

Terry Wandling is an "I Am Holland" award recipient and one more example of the people and service that keep customers coming back to Holland.

Experience Holland service for yourself; schedule your next shipment by calling 1-866-465-5263 or go online to hollandregional.com.

I am Holland!

The "I Am Holland" award recognizes employees who exemplify our core I am Holland awardvalues:

  • Integrity in all our relationships, inside and outside the company
  • Respect for each individual
  • Excellence in all areas of customer service
  • Hard work and continuous improvement

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A Place Holland Calls Home

Huntington, W.Va.

West Virginia map with Huntington highlighted, sites of interestBefore there was a city of Huntington, there was Marshall Academy. Opened in 1837 about a quarter mile from the Ohio River near the village of Guyandotte (now part of Huntington), the school named for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is the oldest in West Virginia.

Sadly, Marshall University, as it's known today, may best be remembered for the tragedy that struck in November 1970 when 75 football players, their coaches and fans died in a plane crash while returning from a game—the worst air disaster in American sports history. The school's effort to field a team in the subsequent years is the story of the 2006 motion picture, We Are Marshall.

The lost lives never will be forgotten, yet MU moves forward, continually striving to exemplify the core values of John Marshall's character: independence, initiative, achievement, ethical integrity and commitment to community through association and service.

While the Holland presence in Huntington doesn't date back to the 1830s, our operations have been part of the community since 1990. Our tenured team of employees knows the geography, the customers and the importance of great service.

With 40 dock doors and a pickup and delivery radius of 100 miles, our Huntington center provides next-day coverage to south and southeastern Ohio and points between Ashland, Ky., and Parkersburg, W.Va.

Holland knows Huntington, and shippers know they can count on Holland, the leader in next-day service. To schedule a pickup, go to hollandregional.com or call 1-866-465-5263.

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Industry News

A new start for YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide logo with Holland tractor-trailerOn July 22, YRC Worldwide successfully closed the financial restructuring plan announced on April 29, positioning the company and its brands for long-term success. It also ushers in a new board of directors and chief executive officer.

Tapped for the company's top leadership position is transportation industry veteran, and former president and CEO of Yellow Transportation, James L. Welch.

"Mr. Welch brings hands-on institutional knowledge along with an employee- and customer-focused approach to a company built on reliability and customer relations," said YRC Worldwide Board Chairman James Hoffman in announcing Welch as the new CEO. Welch has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation sector.

Housing starts at five-month high

House with SOLD and for sale sign in frontExceeding forecasts, June U.S. housing starts were up 15 percent from the month before, according to a July Commerce Department report.

In addition, building permits were up 2.5 percent for the month, an indication of future construction.


Tire prices treading up

tiresTire manufacturers faced with the rising cost of raw materials, such as natural rubber and petrochemical-based synthetics, are increasing the price of tires and retread rubber this summer, from 9 percent to 12 percent.

One manufacturer notes a strong possibility exists for an additional price hike later in the third quarter.

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Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Online tools to manage your transportation . . .
before, during and after shipping takes place

Woman working on laptopHolland makes transportation management easier for customers with customized transportation tools.

Simply go online to get a rate quote, prepare shipping documents, track your shipments and obtain report on your shipping activities.

The system maintains your online profile and shipping history, which means greater accuracy, fewer keystrokes and overall time savings.

Before you ship:

  • Request a rate quote that is specific to your pricing program
  • Find the nearest service center
  • View or download forms

When you're ready to ship:

  • Schedule a pickup for as many as 10 destinations
  • Create, save, print and email bills of lading

While your shipment is in our network:

  • Track up to 20 shipments at a time
  • Track shipments by PRO, BOL or PO number
  • Track all shipments by your 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 delivery updates for any of your shipments

After your shipment delivers:

  • 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, BOL or PO number
  • Subscribe to online reports for the information you need to make informed decisions:
    • Location tracking reports
    • Shipment history reports
    • Business and service summary reports

One website has it all . . . hollandregional.com.

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It's easy to register now.

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