Working for Holland was worse than slavery and they don't compare to an honest and ethical company like Swift ? Seriously ?
Since you're a free'd slave now , you should go work for "Honest and Ethical Swift" and report back
My experience at holland enterprises
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I worked for Holland Enterprises a few years ago. They were a great outfit with lots of miles and frequent 2000+ mile loads, and YES they do pay for orientation. I tell you what, I sure didn’t feel like a slave when they let me go home a day or 2 before my scheduled home time. If you think Swift will allow the same, then you’re off your rocker!
I didn't have any big problems when I was there. But this is a company for long haul drivers who like to stay out a month or more, though, they will get you home after 3 weeks. But if you did go home every 3 weeks you would be one of those saying the pay isn't good enough. I'm not sure how the current pay is set up.
Things I liked most there were long hauls, lots of western states driving, no night or weekend dispatchers to harass you, equipment always new and well maintained, and 5-7 days off if you stay out 5-6 weeks. And unlike many other companies those count as full days not including the day you unloaded or had to load.
First of all Holland Enterprises is the ONLY trucking company that pays you nothing to attend their orientation. Ship Ex pays $923.00 just to attend orientation and Pride Transportation offers a $10,000.00 sign on bonus.
Nine times out of ten they will cheat you and not pay you detention. Holland Enterprises is the only employer I have had in my 49 years of life that I actually PAID to work. Dispatch had me pick up a load after an 8am delivery in which the pick up appointment time was 6am making it impossible to deliver on time so I had to pay a $150 fine to reschedule delivery. I had to pay $150 just to work, something I've never had to do in my entire life.
The pay at Holland Enterprises is amongst the lowest compared to for example, Marten Transport, over the course of the year you will be paid about $20,000.00 less working for Holland Enterprises than for Marten. In essence, you will lose $20,000 every year you work for Holland Enterprises.
Being family owned, Holland Enterprises is a very unscrupulous company taking advantage of people any way they can. One day, I was taking a shower at a truck stop and when I returned to my truck noticed hit and run damage. Holland Enterprises lied about the incident and put on my DAC report that I was at fault and struck a stationary object when in fact I was not even in the truck. It is no wonder that such an evil company as Holland Enterprises is unable to expand to much more than 300 trucks after nearly 50 years of being in business, in contrast to an honest and ethical company like Swift being successful with over 10,000 trucks.
Finally, I suffered employee abuse when my APU broke down after my second pick up of a load in Southern California to be delivered to Minnesota in the dead of WINTER. Their trucks will not idle when you stop so if your APU doesn't work you will have absolutely no heat in your truck when you stop. Holland told me not to worry about having the APU fixed just deliver the load and when you stop stay in a hotel. Easier said than done but suffice to say I managed to make it to Minnesota and deliver the load on time as usual. After delivering the load in the freezing cold of winter, Holland Enterprises would not allow me to return to the terminal without picking up a load first at Michael Foods in Gaylord, MN which is a rural area with no nearby hotels where I can park my truck so I ended up suffering from HYPOTHERMIA.
In conclusion, working at Holland Enterprises is the closest thing to modern day slavery and INHUMANITY!!!
So your coming from way out in left field with all this.
You got one total post, so I'm skeptical of anything
You have to say.
Your avatar says million safe miles.
If that's true then you should have known better
And be beyond a holland enterprises at this point
In your career.
All the complaints about orientation pay are irrelevant.
You knew all that before showing up, that's your fault.
They didn't lie to you about it.
I'll leave all the other stuff to the regular people that work there.
They know more than I do.
They seem to be happy.
Some of them have left and came back.
I wonder how many millions of safe miles I have... Hmm.... I did find myself in a dog catcher's net once, but That was before they tracked stuff (Shuuuuuuush! Our little secret).
May of last year and June on this site.
June 17, 2020
by Million Safe Miler
Worst Company in History.
There can’t possibly be a worse company to work for than Holland Enterprises. They pay you absolutely nothing to attend their orientation which can be as much as $150.00 per day at other companies. There is no sign on bonus which can be as much as $10,000 at other companies. They lie to you about paying you detention after you start working for them and make up excuses to cheat you out of detention. The pay is amongst the worst when it comes to the trucking industry and you will be paid on average $20,000 less to work for Holland Enterprises than you will elsewhere.
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