March 23, 2011

Holland to hire 1,000 drivers in 2011

Hirings will expand YRC unit's workforce by 15 percent.

By Mark B. Solomon

Holland, a regional subsidiary of less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier YRC Worldwide Inc., said on Tuesday that it plans to hire nearly 1,000 drivers this year.

The hirings would expand Holland's driver workforce by about 15 percent. Holland has approximately 1,700 over-the-road drivers and 5,000 city drivers, the company said.

One of three YRC regional units, Holland has experienced strong volumes in recent months, and the shortage of available drivers led its president, Jeff Rogers, to comment in a mid-February communiqué that the unit has been forced to turn away business from certain shippers to "avoid putting other business at risk."

Holland is based in Holland, Mich.

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Mark B. Solomon
Executive Editor - News
Mark Solomon joined DC VELOCITY as senior editor in August 2008, and was promoted to his current position on January 1, 2015. He has spent more than 30 years in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management fields as a journalist and public relations professional. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in Washington as a reporter for the Journal of Commerce, covering the aviation and trucking industries, the Department of Transportation, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, he worked for Traffic World for seven years in a similar role. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Solomon ran Media-Based Solutions, a public relations firm based in Atlanta. He graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C.

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