Holland Motor Freight Truck Accident Attorneys
Founded in Michigan in 1929, Holland Motor Freight became one of the largest LTL (less than truckload) freight haulers in America. In 1929, TNT acquired the company, which in 1996 became USF Holland. In 2005, YRC worldwide acquired the company that it is today. The company has a reputation as one of the best next day delivery service providers in the territory.
While USF Holland delivers primarily in the Central United States, it has expanded operations to the southeast and Midwest. Its more than 600 employees provide full state regional delivery to numerous states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Illinois Indiana, South Carolina, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Missouri. Also, the company delivers to Québec and Ontario provinces in Canada.
Regional services are also available for West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, South Dakota, New York, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. Deliveries throughout the continental United States are also available through its sister company USF Reddaway.
The company operates more than 5400 tractors and over 6000 tractor-trailers on the YRC sixty terminal network. In 2018, Holland trucking generated in annual revenue of more than $1,132,000,000. Company employees work from a median salary of $43,000 annually, where truck drivers earn more than $72,000 a year.
Contact information for USF Holland include:
700 S. Waverly Rd.
Holland, MI 49423
(800) 395-5000 (phone)
(800) 456-6322 (general inquiries)
Website Address: http://www.hollandregional.com/
Holland is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is the opposite of an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.
Accidents Involving Holland Trucking
Like all major trucking companies, USF Holland must maintain tight schedules and short deadlines to ensure that all their packages in goods are delivered on time. The stress of on-time delivery increases the potential risk of a trucker having an accident causing severe injuries and wrongful death. A sampling of Holland trucking accidents in recent months include:
- Accident on August 16, 2019 - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office filed a report of a tractor-trailer accident involving a USF Holland truck colliding with another motor vehicle on a two-way road (Interstate 275) and the Township of Whitewater, Ohio. The accident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface and resulted in one injury.
- Collision on August 28, 2019 - the Allen County Sheriff's Office reported to daylight accident involving a company semi-tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in the Township of Bath, Ohio. The accident involved a collision with another motor vehicle on a dry road surface that resulted in one injury.
- Crash on August 2, 2019 - The Local Law Enforcement filed a report involving USF Holland semi-tractor-trailer traveling on a two-way road (State Route 29) in Kansas City, Missouri. The accident involved three vehicles colliding with each other. The report states there were two injuries.
- Accident on September 8, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol filed a report of a USF Holland semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a fixed object before running off the road and rolling over. The incident occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the daylight on a dry road surface that resulted in one injury.
- Crash on August 6, 2019 - Local Law enforcement filed a report of USF Holland tractor-trailer traveling on a divided two-way road (State Highway 55). The accident involved a rollover after running off the road at night on a dry road surface, resulting in one injury.
- Collision on August 12, 2019 - The Highway Patrol filed the report of a three-vehicle crash occurring in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The accident involved a collision with a parked motor vehicle during the daylight hours on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Accident on June 14, 2019 - The Missouri State Police file a report of a four-vehicle collision involving fix objects in an unincorporated area in Missouri during daylight hours. The accident involved a USF Holland semi-tractor-trailer that caused one injury.
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Collisions
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), many accidents in the United States, including commercial trucks, involve:
- Aggressive Driving Behavior - Any aggressive behavior by a motorist involved in a collision could kill, injure, or maim innocent victims, including passengers and other drivers.
- Driving Distracted - The trucker should never use their mobile phone, send text messages, or read their email while operating their commercial vehicle. Distracted driving could lead to severe harm or death.
- Driving Impaired - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
- Negligent Driving - Operating the vehicle recklessly, at high speeds, or erratically changing lanes can increase the potential risk of causing an accident with serious injuries or preventable fatalities.
- Drowsy Driving - Operating a commercial vehicle over long hours can cause drowsy driving, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent victims.
Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, the trucker and the trucking company should be held legally liable for causing the crash and all the costs associated with injuries or wrongful death of innocent victims.
Filing Claims for Compensation in a Truck Crash-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death
Every victim injured at-fault in a commercial truck vehicle accident has the right to file a claim or lawsuit, seeking damages from all parties. You can resolve your case successfully if you abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case in front of a judge or filing a claim with the insurance company adjuster. These cases tend to be highly complex. Typically, injured parties have the right to file a lawsuit to litigate their to a judge or file a claim and negotiate an acceptable settlement with the insurance company to ensure that all responsible parties at fault pay damages.
Filing a truck accident claim for compensation ensures that the victim can receive economic recovery for their damages it, including:
- Hospital bills, medical expenses, and the cost of rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost income due to missed work: Loss of earnings from a permanent or temporary disability (past, current, and future)
- Rental car costs while your car is under repair
- The cost of a vehicle replacement
- Emotional trauma and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC successfully resolve truck accident cases for our clients that have suffered a severe injury and wrongful death caused by a large commercial vehicle. The law firm maintains an aggressive position in developing healthy strategies to combat large trucking companies fighting to avoid legal liability for serious, and sometimes deadly, accidents.
Our law firm at (888) 424-5757 accepts all cases through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement means that no upfront fees are paid until we have won a jury trial award, or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement. Contact us today!