OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), today announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 drivers this year. Building on strong 4th quarter performance, the company is preparing for further increases in shipments.
"We're excited at Holland to see that our volumes are building as customers experience the quality service that our team delivers every day," said Holland President Jeff Rogers. "We have a great team at Holland and our drivers are champions of safety and customer service. We are the on-time carrier and our professional drivers are at the forefront of that commitment to our customers," added Rogers.
Drivers interested in applying to join the Holland team should visit www.yrcw.com. Click on the Careers link and select Holland from the drop-down company box. The search functions will guide you through available opportunities at Holland service centers in the Midwest and Southeast.
Herschel Evans, a Holland city driver from Atlanta and former winner of the Five-Axle Class at the National Truck Driving Championships, summed up the opportunity to join the Holland team this way: "Holland is a premier customer service carrier. For 17 years I have been a part of a team that is focused on quality service and on-time delivery. My father was a mechanic in the industry and I followed in his footsteps to become a driver. I enjoy every day of my job as part of the Holland team."
Holland currently has approximately 1,700 over-the-road drivers. Among these, more than 450 have driven one million accident-free miles and nearly 100 have driven 2 million accident-free miles. Holland also has approximately 5,000 city drivers. A great majority of the Holland drivers have been with the company between 5 and 20 years.
Forward Looking Statements:
The company's expectations regarding shipments and volumes are only its expectations regarding these matters. Actual number of shipments and volumes could differ based on a number of factors including (among others) general economic trends and excess capacity within the industry, the company's ability to persuade existing customers to increase shipments with the company and to attract new customers, and the factors that affect revenue results, including the risk factors that are from time to time included in the company's reports filed with the SEC, including the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.
Holland is a YRC Regional Transportation company offering services throughout the Central, Southeastern, Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada. Holland makes claim-free deliveries a top priority, and its on-time performance has long been considered an industry standard.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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