USF Holland

Discussion in 'Holland Reddaway New Penn' started by Driver2011, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Driver2011

    Driver2011 Bobtail Member

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    I hear that USF Holland was hiring like 1,000 drivers. I know that they require you to have hazmat but other than that I know nothing. Anyone know anything about them?
     
  2. Lonesome

    Lonesome Road Train Member

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    They're represented by the IBT, they are a LTL carrier, they have orange and white trucks, what else do you need to know?
     
  3. andy

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    I worked for their sister company Reddaway. Depends what your after as far as driving. City P & D is extremely high paced and physical, but line is a lot of sitting and driving... so just depends. I didn't stick around there because their schedule wasn't working for my family. I worked 14 hours a day, which was great for my bank account but I didn't get to see my little girl all week because I wouldn't get off until 10-1030. If that doesn't bother you or your not in that position jump on it, though I would say keep an eye on what their parent company is doing. YRCW looks like they're in big trouble. Holland, Glen Moore, and Reddaway are separated from their parent company to a degree but it would still concern me if they were to go bankrupt which seems likely.
     
  4. Driver2011

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    If they are hiring 1,000 drivers I have to assume that they are doing better than they were. I know they are teamsters, that does not bother me. In fact that could mean high pay. I dont see a lot or hear a lot of chatter about the big hiring they are doing so there is a concern that something is "wrong" with them.
     
  5. andy

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    I still keep an eye on the company and their stocks and all of that even though I don't work for them anymore. A few days ago YRCW lost almost 50% of their value on the DOW. The next day I read a story about all of the hiring they are doing. I wonder if it wasn't a counter-attack (so to speak) to let people know "Hey, we're doing good. Buy our stock".
     
  6. Driver2011

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    So chatter on the road tells me that Holland is independent of YRCW, that Holland is doing good. Being their are so many truck jobs out ther right now, I think its a good opportunity right now and I am gonna go for it. I know they are paying like hell wont have it, and their benefits have to be top notch because they are teamsters. Its better for my family so I am going for it.
     
  7. andy

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    Do it man! Go get that money :->
     
  8. initforthelonghaul

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    holland is still under yrc however they are hiring !
     
  9. IndianaMike

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    I work there but I'm on my way out. I work linehaul out of the Louisville terminal. Been there 3 years. They work you 6 days a week. If you get home Saturday morning they will force you out Sunday night. If you get hung out til Sunday morning you will leave Monday night. You will make 70k plus the first year but only home 1 day a week. Can't make any plans for you weekend. The equipment is horrible. Most trucks have over 1 million miles on them and are falling apart. Yes it's union but the older drivers voted last time to screw newer drjvers. They voted yes to a contract that took away a weeks vacation from new guys and lower pay for new hires. Big joke really. The Teamsters aren't what they used to be. Never should have even been allowed to vote on in first place. Yrc is pushing all of its debt payments until 2019 when there will be a new contract vote. So you know right now there will be no increase in pay or benefits. The pension is a joke. You have to work 4 years to get 1 year retirement. What this means is if you work 40 years you can retire with 10 years. That means you will only get 1000 a month for 40 years of work. I can't take being away from my family 6 days a week any more. Will take 10 years just to get a decent home daily bid run. No future for new drivers here.
     
  10. IndianaMike

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    Forgot to mention that the Teamsters have a board member position at yrc. The last appointee pushed really hard for the new contract vote which included more concessions and cuts. This guy resigned two months after the Yes vote. He cashed in his stocks worth 2 million dollars. Major conflict of interest would you say? Now the Teamsters have appointed a new suit to sit on the board. I can't believe this is even legal!
     
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