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Holland Overview

Holland, MI
5001 to 10000 employees
1929
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Trucking
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1929 in Holland, Mich., Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Originally committed to serving the central United States, Holland has ... Read more

Mission: The Holland mission is to deliver 100% of the shipments tendered to us within our service standards or conforming to customer requirements while meeting or exceeding customer expectations with safe, claim-free handling and responsive communications.

Company Updates

  • Holland professional drivers Herschel Evans and James Looks earned first place at their respective state truck driving safety competitions qualifying them to compete at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the “Superbowl of Safety,” in Columbus, Ohio.

    Holland Professional Drivers Headed to 2018 National Truck Driving Championships

    Holland professional drivers Herschel Evans and James Looks earned first place at their respective state truck driving safety competitions qualifying them to compete at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the "Superbowl of Safety," in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the event will be held August 15-18, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Holland – Why Work For Us?


Unmatched Next-Day CoverageHolland

Founded in 1929 in Holland, Mich., Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Originally committed to serving the central United States, Holland has expanded farther into the Southeast and Midwest where it continues to provide on-time reliability. Its dedicated employees have earned the prestigious Quest for Quality award from Logistics Management magazine every year since the mid-1980s.

Coverage

Holland provides full-state regional delivery in 12 states and 2 provinces: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; North Carolina; Ohio; South Carolina; Tennessee; Wisconsin; and Ontario; Quebec, Canada. We provide direct, regional delivery in large markets in nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia. Holland also provides service to additional points in the northeastern United States through a partnership with its sister company New Penn and to additional points in the western United States through a partnership with its sister company Reddaway.

History

  • Founded in 1929 in Holland, Mich.
  • Acquired by TNT Ltd. in 1985; TNT became USF in 1996
  • Became part of YRC Worldwide (YRCW) in 2005

Facilities and Equipment

  • 57 service centers including 4 in Canada
  • 7,119 Trailers
  • 4,208 Tractors
  • Liftgate service available at most service centers

People

  • Scott D. Ware, president
  • Over 8,000 employees
  • 146 account executives

Service

  • More next-day service lanes than any other competitor in its region
  • Highly reliable on-time performance
  • 0.44 percent claim ratio
  • 99.8 percent of shipments delivered damage-free


Discover Your Direction

If you’re looking for more than just a job, you’re headed in the right direction. And of course, being the best in the business takes the best employees in the business. With regional expertise, quality handling and on-time performance, Holland is the leader in next-day delivery in the Midwest. We annually record one of the lowest claims ratios, deliver 99.9% of shipments claim-free and have won the Quest for Quality Award annually since its inception. Come check us out. You’ll be sure to Discover Your Direction with Holland.

Start a career that delivers! Click HERE for all Holland job opportunities:

Holland Proudly and Gladly Supports Its Military By Hiring Heroes

Holland is thankful for your dedicated service. And, we’re eager for you to share your strong values, work ethic and leadership skills as part of the Holland team. In fact, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those in transition from military to civilian life, as well as veterans, retirees, members of National Guard and Reserve components. Learn more here: http://careers.hollandregional.com/articles/transitioning-military-26.html. Or click here to read about some of the heroes at Holland.

An equal opportunity employer, Holland provides internal development programs that support career growth and advancement, including an Operation Trainee Program and help in earning your CDL. Plus, we proudly partner with organizations such as Crosswalks and FastPort.com to support and hire U.S. military heroes.

Trucking Isn't Just for the Men - Calling All Women!

Today’s industry-wide shortage of professional truck drivers is opening up new and exciting opportunities for women across the country. And as more and more females are considering a career in transportation, the industry is working hard to make itself more woman-friendly with policies focused on:

  • Increased Safety
  • Improved anti-harassment laws
  • A more comfortable overall environment for women drivers

Still not convinced? Learn more about being a truck driver from Lisa,Melody, Diana and Sheryl.

General Requirements for Becoming a Truck Driver

  • One-year or 50K-miles experience in last five years in van-like equipment
  • CDLA permit (certification available)
  • Hazmat and tanker endorsements
  • 21 years of age (minimum)

Still not sure? Check out what Russ, Tom,John,Jim and Mike have to say about working with Holland.

Visit our website hollandregional.com or call our Hiring Hotline (844.617.6411) if you have any questions


There comes a point when delivering pizzas or taking orders from the drive-thru window doesn’t cut it anymore. Maybe you’re stuck in a windowless office under a pile of invoices. Worse yet, you’re holed up in your mom’s basement with the dull buzz of the TV around you. Where you’re at doesn’t matter. It’s about where you’re going. So whether you need to start earning more money or want to enjoy the benefits that come with a career at a stable company, it’s time to put on your grown-up pants.

Start your adventure today! Apply now at hollandregional.com/careers.

Worried about not having any experience? We can help:

Dock to Driver Training
Our unique, full-time Driver Training Program in Indianapolis allows individuals to work as a dock worker while receiving classroom and hands-on training to obtain a Certified Driver License (CDL). If you don't have your Class A CDL or do, but do not have the experience and/or the required endorsements to be a Holland driver, then you may be interested in our Driver Training Program offered at our Indianapolis, IN terminal. Our unique internal training program provides classroom and one-on-one hands on driving instruction, with Holland equipment. Find out more about our dock to driver training program. : (link: http://careers.hollandregional.com/articles/dock-to-driver-training-program-35.html )

At Holland, we are not only good citizens of the communities we work in, but also to the country. Whether it’s the money we donate every week to local charities from Holland Headquarters Jeans Day, to hauling water to Flint, Mich., or teaming up with the Atlanta Convoy of Care to drive a tractor full of donations to Baton Rouge, La. after the floods. Holland loves to get involved. We love when our staff comes up with creative ways to support local projects or small business, and we promote volunteerism among our employees.



We also like to celebrate the success of the company and our employees. Whether its one million miles of safe driving, or three, its important for us to acknowledge the accomplishments of our very own. See for yourself – we think they’re pretty great. Read about our drivers here: http://stories.hollandregional.com/driver-hall-of-fame/ 

With regional expertise, quality handling and on-time performance, Holland is the leader in next-day delivery in the Midwest. We are always looking for drivers who have what it takes to be part of our team. Drivers who stand out because of their professionalism, skill and courtesy. Drivers who go the extra mile for customers. Drivers who are committed to keeping our reputation as the best carrier in the region. Drivers who drive and work safely.

Holland offers an attractive compensation package, flexible workplace and growth opportunities – all of which make it a great place to build a career. Perks include:

  • Competitive pay compared to other leading transportation companies.
  • Robust benefits package that includes sick/vacation pay and a 401(k) plan
  • Stable business environment as we've been around for 85+ years
  • Low turnover with 15-year average employment
  • Modern facilities and equipment that are safe and well maintained
  • Growth opportunities that recognize employee contributions
  • Driver Training Program for those who are missing some endorsements and/or experience, but do have their CDL Class A


Holland Reviews

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    I have been working at Holland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to show up when you want. Extremely laid back

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits. Rough weather conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more alert. Hold people accountable.

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Holland Photos

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Holland Interviews

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    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Holland.

    Interview

    Initial communication was a phone call. Questions were pretty standard. Requirements at that time were one hundred thousand miles and no accidents over the past five.

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Holland Awards & Accolades

  • Overall Carrier of the Year, Vehicle Service Group, 2015
  • Quest for Quality Award, Logistics Management, 2015
  • Shipper's Choice Award, Canadian Transportation & Logistics, 2009
  • LTL Carrier of the Year Award, Vehicle Service Group, 2015
  • Midwest Regional Carrier of the Year, Worldwide Express, 2015
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