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.