USF Holland

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C T.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I was doing my daily job search today to see if anything interesting pops up and saw an ad of Holland out of Ringgold, GA. It's a student training program for new grads working the docks and working your way up. Does anyone know anything about this program? I've read mixed reviews around the web and not sure what to think. I read about giving them 15% a week for union dues or something. I've also heard they have great benefits. I'm not afraid to work but don't want to be stuck on the docks for years with no tractor trailer experience.

Errol V.'s Comment
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First, Holland is an LTL company, so check out 6 string rhythm's posts.

My neighbor drives a line haul for them and had been "lightly" recruiting me. Yes, Holland is Union. My neighbor told me medical premiums for his family are 100% company paid.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
C T.'s Comment
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Hey Errol. I've read most of 6 strings posts. I'm familiar with ltl now, I'm still lost on how unions work as well as the process of going from the docks to a driving position.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey Errol. I've read most of 6 strings posts. I'm familiar with ltl now, I'm still lost on how unions work as well as the process of going from the docks to a driving position.

We had a big discussion on unions, too. Look it up! Also look for "Little Syster" - she go her start with an LTL and worked the dock some.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Old School's Comment
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Errol,I think your "old timers" is catching up with you. Little Syster is a flat-bedder!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Errol,I think your "old timers" is catching up with you. Little Syster is a flat-bedder!

Mountain Girl!

Well, they both have good stories to tell!

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