Taking a look at holland

Discussion in 'Holland Reddaway New Penn' started by soremonkeybutt, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. soremonkeybutt

    soremonkeybutt Light Load Member

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    I have been a driver for 17 years now with no accidents and no violations the whole time I have worked for large non union companies and finnally come to realize the errors of my way no that I am getting older Overall is holland a good company to work for I was either considering them or ups freight:biggrin_25515:
     
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  2. Midwesttrucker

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    I can tell you this. YRC owns Holland and there are some issues you really have to research before heading over there. Here is what I can tell you because I worked for YRC. They are currently on a 15% giveback on wages and a pension reduction of 75% until 2019 according to the MOU (all YRC companies). One the positive side for Holland and there are many is they and New Penn are the only companies in the YRC umbrella that are profitable. What Im getting at is when new equipment comes they will be getting newer stuff because they are a money maker. Also the health insurance is fantastic. No out of pocket payroll deductions for you or your dependents along with minimal deductibles for medical services.

    Currently I work for UPS Parcel but the Freight side is a very good place to call home. Good equipment, benefits, and 100% company paid retirement plan at no cost to you. If you decide that UPS may not suit you take a good look at ABF Freight. They operate similar to most of the union companies but they are 100% paid into the pension fund with fantastic insurance and excellent wages. Personally check out ABF because a lot of YRC Freight and Holland employees are going over there because its just a more stable and better work environment.
     
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  3. soremonkeybutt

    soremonkeybutt Light Load Member

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    Well thank you for your info with my years of driving its kind of hard to jump ship and choose to work somewhere else your info was really helpfull now if I could figure out abf website my cpu wont let me apply but anyways I guess I will have to ask the kid to do it.. Thanks a lot
     
  4. soremonkeybutt

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    And this may sound really stupid because I have never been in a union eventhough my wife is part of teamsters 320 (police officer) but anyways when you say pension reduction does that mean contributions or payout because I am 40 years old and odviously I have a ways to retirement the main reason I am looking at a union job is for the pension had to cash out my 401 and odviously the job protection but just wondering for someone that still has 20 some years till retirement will that effect me:biggrin_25524:
     
  5. Midwesttrucker

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    Its going to be both on the contribution side as well as the payout with a YRC company until that MOU is over. What its boiling down to is you almost have to work 4 years for 1 year worth of credit with that company right now. In a nutshell you won't be able to afford to retire from there with a contribution like that. Seriously check out ABF or UPS Freight. ABF pays 100% of your years into the pension fund as does UPS Freight. I was in the same boat you were not that long ago. Went into trucking for a pension. I forgot to mention UPS Parcel is hiring Feeder Drivers (Top pay, Union Healthcare, 100% pension) off the street and you will be home every day (your working nights on this gig). Not one trucking company can touch our pay scale or benefits. Its really sad what YRC has done to those Holland drivers.
     
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  6. hvxjim

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    I checked the website, but it doesn't mention how much experience you have to have. Do you know?
     
  7. Midwesttrucker

    Midwesttrucker Light Load Member

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    Right now you don't need any to get hired there. They are taking people out of school and training. Go the City route first so you can learn city driving, loading freight, hooking sets in the yard, then move over to line haul. But if you really want line haul they will train you on doubles with a trainer.
     
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