OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – February 3, 2011 – Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), announced today that its Freeze Protection Service is now available for shipments moving to Western Canada. Freeze Protection Service is ideal for products which are susceptible to freezing during transit, such as chemicals, bottled liquids, pharmaceuticals and agricultural goods.
“Many transportation providers are either unwilling or unable to effectively maintain the flow of freezable commodities during cold weather,” says Jeff Rogers, president-Holland. “We are pleased to expand our 99.9 percent claim-free Freeze Protection Service and deliver confidence to our customers who are shipping freezable goods to points in Western Canada.”
Rogers explains that Holland engineered is original Freeze Protection Service by combining its leadership in next-day service with an investment in technologies and an emphasis on process compliance. “We have the most next-day lanes in our service area, which reduces the likelihood shipments will freeze. Then, we add the use of warm rooms, CargoQuilt® covers, and specialized equipment to create a service that is extremely reliable.”
The technically-engineered and environmentally-friendly CargoQuilt® covers are available throughout the network and ensure freezable products remain at temperatures greater than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The warm rooms provide protection for shipments experiencing extended stays – such as over weekends – or in the case of extreme cold temperatures. In Canada, Holland Freeze Protection Service is implemented in partnership with YRC Reimer, a YRC Worldwide subsidiary, and uses its insulated refrigerated trailers for cold-sensitive shipments destined to the Western Provinces.
Holland makes Freeze Protection pickups Monday through Friday for all domestic direct-service points, including Ontario and Quebec, as well as for shipments to Western Canada.
To schedule the Holland Freeze Protection Service, customers simply mark their bill of lading (BOL) with “Protect from freezing” and label the shipment with “Protect from freezing.”
For more information about the service or to schedule a pick up, customers should contact their Holland account representative; call customer service at (866) 465-5263; call their local Holland service center; or visit http://www.yrcregional.com.
Holland is a YRC Regional Transportation company offering services throughout the Central, Southeastern and Midwestern United States and Eastern Canada. Holland makes claim-free deliveries a top priority, and its on-time performance has long been considered an industry standard.
About YRC Reimer
YRC Reimer is a leading Canadian provider of industrial, retail and commercial transportation services offering seamless shipping between Canada and North American and global markets. As part of YRC, YRC Reimer brings Canadian shippers the strength of the integrated YRC network and the supply chain advantages of simplified access to flexible, efficient solutions.