In the June Issue
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Improving Speed And Precision

Holland continues to improve the speed and precision of its network to help you create value from your supply chain.

In the last six months, we opened a new 65-door service center in Youngstown, OH and upgraded 26 lanes to next-day standard service.

Reducing transit times, increasing the percentage of early-day deliveries and creating more guaranteed and expedited delivery options are a few of the ways Holland is responding to your changing business.

To see your options for adding velocity and precision to your supply chain, check out the transit calculator on

Your Account Code

When is an account code more than just six digits?

When you work with Holland, your account code is your ticket to fast customer service and instant access.

Forget your six-digit account code? No problem! Just contact your local account executive or service center.

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Need more online tools at your fingertips?

Look at the top navigation on our home page and you'll see Technology.

Find tools to:

  • Track
  • Get Rate Quote
  • Get Transit Times
  • View All Forms
  • Coverage Map
  • Find our Service Centers
  • View 2008 Accu-Rate Rules Tariff

. . .  and more.

All linking from Technology.

Not Sure of a Term?

Is there a transportation term that has you stumped?

Need a quick reference source? Check out our alphabetized Glossary!

What's New

Holland Improves Network, Enhances Supply Chain Velocity and Precision

This month, Holland launches the latest phase in its continuous improvement initiatives reducing inefficient network miles, improving reliability, enhancing precision, and expanding the availability of earlier-in-the-day deliveries to meet your tightening deadlines.

Holland already leads the region in next-day delivery with the most next-day lanes, reliability that's above industry standards,* one of the lowest claim ratios,* and the broadest range of hassle-free guaranteed delivery options.

Now, with recent network improvements you can expect even better reliability, greater precision, and more early-in-the-day deliveries from the regional experts at Holland.

Find out all your delivery options at or call your local service center.

*As compared to statistics published in the 16th annual Masters of Logistics study; September 1, 2007; Logistics Management magazine.

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Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Net Adds Ease, Velocity, Precision to Managing Transportation

A must for busy transportation professionals, use this easy-to-access website with its secure tools to get quotes, schedule pickups, create bill of ladings, track shipments, print copies of paperwork, and sign up for shipment status reports/notifications.

With a simplified two-step registration process, expanded Tips section, instant access for current Holland customers, and online information for opening an account, is the easy-to-use resource that takes time and trouble out of your transportation management responsibilities.

Click here to learn more about YRCRegional. Click here to register.

Contact us at: or 866-389-3641.

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News/Other Services

h3>Guaranteed Cross-Border Service: There by 3:30 p.m. or You Don't Pay

Holland is the first regional LTL provider to guarantee delivery between the U.S. and Canada before 3:30 p.m.

Shipments will be delivered on time and intact or there's no invoice. Period.

Coming later this year: guaranteed service before noon and before 9:00 a.m.

Keep your cross-border business rolling on time.

Go to or call your local service center for detailed quote options on service between the U.S. and Canada.

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Online Calculator Makes Transportation Selections a Click

Looking for an easy way to find Holland service and delivery options?

Let the transit time calculator help.

Find the transit time calculator at at the top of the screen.

Simply enter the origin and destination ZIP codes/postal codes, then click "GO."

No login is required.

The transit time calculator lets you consider and compare your transit options:

  • Standard regional delivery (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Guaranteed by 3:30 p.m.
  • Guaranteed by 12:00 noon
  • Guaranteed by 9:00 a.m.
  • Expedited--generally a day earlier than standard transit day(s)

The page also lists service center contact information to reach your local dispatcher or account executive.

Put Holland to the test on your frequently-shipped lanes.

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Industry Information

Container Shortage Frustrates U.S. Exporters

A shortage of shipping containers is foiling the surge in U.S. exports, affecting farmers trying to sell corn and beans abroad, exporters of manufactured goods, and sellers of scrap metal and paper.

Peter Friedman, executive director of the Agricultural Transportation Coalition believes agricultural exporters missed opportunities for shipping up to 30 percent more products in the past six months due to the container shortage.

Members of the Coalition held a conference call in late April to discuss options. Mr. Friedman is concerned that a solution will come too late, after customers start buying grains, meats and other commodities from other countries.

Congressman: Pump $1.5 Trillion into Infrastructure

Rep. John Mica of Florida, ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined committee chair James Oberstar, D-Minn., in support of a five-year authorization to add $1.5 trillion into transportation infrastructure.

Funds would come by increasing federal spending to $500 billion; $500 billion from "creative financing"; and $500 billion from investment in public-private partnerships.

The authorization would replace the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the current five-year spending plan scheduled to expire in 2009.

ATA Unveils Sustainability Initiative

American Trucking Associations (ATA) and a group of trucking companies last week launched a program of initiatives to move the trucking industry toward a more sustainable future, which includes steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from heavy trucks.

Launched under the banner "Trucks Deliver a Cleaner Tomorrow," the industry-wide environmental sustainability program identifies a series of initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

ATA President Bill Graves praised the program as a "landmark effort that will join all trucking industry stakeholders to work together on these issues.

"ATA has committed itself to a series of measures that can reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and CO2 emissions by 900 million tons for all vehicles over the next 10 years," Graves said. "Our proposals are practical, reasonable, and doable. They make environmental sense, and they make common sense."

The program's recommendations are displayed on a new website:

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