Holland, a subsidiary of YRC, has announced plans to hire 450 qualified over-the-road drivers this summer from the Evansville, South Bend, Ind.; Chicago and Wheeling, Ill.; as well as Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; and Milwaukee, Wis. areas.
In a press release, Holland representatives stated, “Holland continues to experience increasing demand in the next-day delivery market. In anticipation of further growth, Holland has been adding professional drivers and equipment. In 2011, the company hired 750 drivers. So far in 2012, the company has hired nearly 300 drivers, added more than 100 tractors and over 450 additional trailers to its fleet to be even more effective and meet customer satisfaction levels.”
Holland drivers are entitled to health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are also paid union wages.
“Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. Overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms. Most Holland drivers agree that better working conditions are hard to find in the industry,” the press release stated.
Drivers interested in positions at Holland should apply online at http://hollandregional.com/careers. Candidates are also encouraged to attend recruiting events at various locations; dates and times are posted at http://hollandregional/about/recruit. Additionally, Holland works with Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces program and the Hiring Our Heroes initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to hire qualified veterans.