What's New at Holland
Retailers Take Stock of Holland Capabilities
Whether it's a grand opening or seasonal rollout, retailers know the importance of having a network of stores equipped, stocked and merchandised on a tight schedule. And Holland knows transportation precision and velocity are the key.
With our Guaranteed Window service, you define the single-hour or multi-hour, single-day or multiday window during which you want the shipment delivered. Then relax. Holland will ensure your delivery is made as planned--not early, not late--or there's no charge.
Our Custom Solutions take retail services a giant step forward. With Holland you can:
- Engineer a personalized plan for building out, furnishing and stocking your store network
- Schedule night and weekend deliveries to accommodate contractors and setup crews
- Consolidate merchandise to arrive in a single delivery or distribute to stores over your specific timeframes
- Receive daily shipment status updates
To learn how Holland can help make your stores ready when customers are ready to shop, visit us at usfholland.com or call 866-465-5263.
Financial Flexibility to Weather the Recession
As announced in the last issue of Holland Headlines, our parent company, YRC Worldwide, worked with lenders to modify the terms of its credit facilities. The amended terms give us flexibility to manage our business during this economic recession and to continue providing customers with exceptional services.
Since then, the Standard & Poor's (S&P) credit agency upgraded YRC Worldwide from CreditWatch rating "developing" to "positive." Given the company's new bank amendment, S&P stated it could raise the company's ratings after further evaluation.
A second development since the mid-February bank amendment is the sale and simultaneous lease back of a pool of real estate assets. The real estate transaction is part of the company's strategy to maintain liquidity and improve our financial performance for the near term and when the economy improves, so we can focus on serving our customers and maintaining our industry leadership.
Since Holland began operations in 1929, the company has provided uninterrupted service through 12 periods of economic recession. As we celebrate our 80th anniversary and work through recession number 13, we believe some things shouldn't change. We are proud of our heritage of quality, on-time performance and look to a future of exceeding customer expectations with our regional expertise.
Expanded Guaranteed Service to Canada
Already a market leader in Eastern Canada, Holland recently added delivery points to its Guaranteed before 3:30 service. The expanded service gives you a 400 percent increase in ZIP code coverage in Canada! And with greater than 99 percent on-time performance, and significantly more next-day delivery lanes than other providers—it's a service you can count on for your Canada supply chain.
Holland introduced the industry's earliest guaranteed service to and from Canada in early 2008: guaranteed delivery by 3:30 p.m.
Later that same year, Holland went one better with its Guaranteed by noon service to and from Canada.
Guaranteed delivery by noon and 3:30 gives you use of goods on the day of delivery, an important advantage for in-store sales, limited receiving hours, and lean operations.
To find the Canada service that's right for you, check out the transit time calculator on yrcregional.com.
Just enter the origin and destination zip codes to see delivery options, destinations, and pricing.
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