HOLLAND, Mich., September 16, 2013 — Holland, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is taking this week to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day following stringent safety regulations.
Holland drivers are among the nation’s most professional and safest drivers. We honor our professional drivers as well as all of our hardworking employees who demonstrate teamwork at every level to make sure each shipment gets where it’s going safely, on-time, and undamaged,” said Scott Ware, Holland president. “We thank everyone at Holland for their focus on safety and for giving their best each and every day.”
During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21, one of the ways Holland will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its Facebook, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and Twitter feed. These posts will consist of interesting facts and figures that help illustrate to readers the massive importance the transportation industry has on daily life.
Across all industries, 6.9 million people are employed in trucking-related jobs (or one in every 16 people working in the United States) including over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year. In 2012 they delivered 68.5 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage–or over 9.4 billion tons of freight. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving.
America’s truck drivers are true professionals dedicated to keeping our highways safe. Americans around the country depend on the trucking industry to deliver life’s fundamentals. Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that these drivers follow allow businesses and American citizens to confidently ship goods across state lines and throughout America.
Holland wants to especially thank its 5,200 plus professional truck drivers spanning the U.S.A. from Minnesota to Alabama and Missouri to North Carolina for their continued hard work, dedication to safety, service and integrity and for all they do to make Holland the leader in next-day delivery.