Nov. 10, 2011
(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
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.
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
, president –
. "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
network. To receive E-mail Service Alerts or for additional information about Holland Freeze Protection Service, please contact a
account executive or visit us online at
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
, in 1929,
provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern
and in eastern
. For more information, visit
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
-based services through its
joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in
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
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