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New Proactive Service Alerts Launch With Holland Freeze Protection Service

HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland (NASDAQ: YRCW) has announced a new and improved Service Alert process that will inform customers about situations that may impact their supply chain.  Coinciding with the seasonal start of its Freeze Protection Service, a new E-mail Service Alert and corresponding webpage on hollandregional.com will provide more detailed information about weather, natural disaster or other circumstances that may potentially impact service.  

E-mail Service Alerts, now available early in the day, enable shippers to better plan their transportation and inventory strategies to ensure their supply chains remain efficient. This is particularly important for companies handling products that are susceptible to freezing during the winter.

The Holland Freeze Protection Service builds on the transit speed of the largest network of next-day delivery points in the region and the operational efficiencies which ensure shipments move quickly to their destinations. Less time in transit means less time for freezing to occur.  

In addition, Holland service centers are equipped with technically-engineered and environmentally safe CargoQuilt® covers.  The quilts provide an extra blanket of protection to drums, pallets and totes.  Shipments maintain temperatures above 32-degrees Fahrenheit from pickup to delivery. "Warm rooms" are also available for use over weekends to protect freezable shipments in transit.

"Many of today's water-based products are susceptible to freezing.  Once frozen, they may be unusable, even after thawing.  Shipments damaged by cold temperature cause production delays, stock outs and strained customer or vendor relationships," says Mike Naatz, president – Holland. "With a 99.9% percent claim-free rate for cold-sensitive shipments, our systems, equipment and procedures ensure products arrive on time and damage free."

Freeze Protection Service is available Monday through Friday on pickups for all direct service points in the Holland network. To receive E-mail Service Alerts or for additional information about Holland Freeze Protection Service, please contact a Holland account executive or visit us online at http://www.yrcregional.com/hollandregional/services/freezeProtect.shtml.

About Holland

Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Founded in Holland, Mich., in 1929, Holland provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern United States and in eastern Canada. For more information, visit www.hollandregional.com

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, New Penn and Glen Moore , and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.

Web site: www.yrcw.com

Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

Media Contact:  Suzanne DawsonLinden, Alschuler & Kaplan212-329-1420 sdawson@lakpr.com

SOURCE Holland

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