USF Holland doesn't have time to stop and smell the tulips. Once a subsidiary of USF, the company is the largest regional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight hauler operated by YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide. (LTL carriers consolidate freight from multiple shippers into a single truckload.) USF Holland provides full state regional delivery in about a dozen states and two Canadian provinces (Ontario and Quebec) and direct, regional delivery to nine other states. The company provides service to additional regions through its sister company, USF Reddaway. USF Holland operates a fleet of some 5,400 tractors and 6,150 trailers from a network of about 60 terminals.
In an effort to boost profits and reduce costs, YRC Regional Transportation has been scaling back the operations of USF Holland. In March 2009, it eliminated 350 positions when it closed 11 USF Holland terminals located across Kansas, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Customers of those areas will continue to be served through another USF Holland sister company, New Penn Motor Express.
YRC began optimizing USF Holland's network in 2008 by closing six terminals in the southeastern US, on the edges of the carrier's territory. USF Holland had initially gained operations in that region (Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi) from former sister company USF Bestway in 2007. (Most of Bestway's territory was combined with that of another affiliate, USF Reddaway, which serves the western US.)
USF Holland was founded in 1929 in Holland, Michigan. – less