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Holland Professional Driver Michael Finn Reaches 3-Million-Mile Safety Milestone

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Holland professional driver Michael Finn recently logged his 3 millionth consecutive mile without a single preventable collision. This makes Finn one of just 17 active Holland drivers to have reached this incredible safety milestone.

The 3-million-mile record is an exceedingly rare accomplishment that places Finn among a small, elite group of professional drivers. To help lend some perspective to this record, driving 3 million miles is equivalent to making 6 round trips to the moon, or circumnavigating the globe at the equator over 116 times.

“We are extremely proud of Mike and this incredible achievement,” said Scott Ware, Holland President. “This record represents decades of constant vigilance and unwavering professionalism behind the wheel. That dedication makes our highways safer, and helps Holland deliver award-winning service to our customers. We would like to congratulate Mike on this accomplishment, and we thank him for his continued commitment to safety.”

Finn has been driving professionally for 36 years–the past 30 of which he’s spent with Holland. He operates as a linehaul driver out of the Holland Birch Run, MI service center, and makes the 450-mile roundtrip to South Bend, IN and back 5 days per week. His route takes him through one of the country’s most challenging snowbelts, making his record even more impressive.

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Holland Hosts Fifth Annual Safety Drive for a Cure

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HOLLAND, Mich., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Truck drivers from across the United States will be traveling to the Holland service center in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, March 18, to not only show their commitment to highway safety and driving skills–but to raise awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Georgia Chapter at the annual Safety Drive for a Cure.

“This event showcases how serious the trucking industry is about safety,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “It helps get more drivers involved in state truck driving competitions, gives veteran drivers a way to fine tune their safety skills, and aids the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Holland is honored to host the annual Safety Drive for a Cure.”

The event originally began in 1999 in North Carolina as an inner-company event between North Carolina and the border states as the “Battle of the Borders.” It was developed as a way for drivers to learn from the “best of the best” in the profession.

This year’s “Safety Drive for a Cure” features a world-class course and over twenty of the American Trucking Associations (ATA)’s elite Road Team Captains (including Jeff Payne, Reddaway professional driver; and Holland professional drivers Russell Simpson and Herschel Evans), as well as exhibiting both ATA’s image trucks onsite.

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Holland Earns Vehicle Service Group 2016 LTL Carrier of the Year Award

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HOLLAND, Mich., March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, a transportation industry leader in next-day delivery, has been named 2016 LTL Carrier of the Year by Vehicle Service Group (VSG) for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes performance across four critical competencies that include on-time pickup and delivery, administrative capabilities and safety.

The award is based on highest total quarterly scores related to:

  • Operational Performance: On-time pickup, on-time delivery, corrective actions
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)/Financial: Accurate transmission of shipment details and invoices
  • Claim-free loads, average days open and recovery percentage
  • Safety and Responsibility: SmartWay partnership and FMCSA compliance, safety, accountability (CSA) scores

“We are truly honored to receive this award from our partners at Vehicle Service Group,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “I couldn’t be more proud of our hardworking employees who have made this award possible, and for making Holland one of the best LTL carriers in the industry. I also want to thank VSG for this recognition and their continued partnership.”

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Holland Named 2016 Midwest Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers Global Logistics

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HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, the leader in Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, has earned 2016 Midwest Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year Award from Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC.

“We are honored to receive this award from our valued partners at Unishippers,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “Our dedicated employees work extremely hard every day to deliver on our promise of providing quality, fast and reliable LTL next-day service. We take great pride in our industry-leading services and our commitment to achieving a level of customer satisfaction that is second to none.”

Unishippers, a leading provider of third-party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses, presented the award to Holland at its annual convention on Jan. 12. Carrier Partner of the Year winners are selected based on service quality, performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to the partnership.

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Holland Professional Driver Nathaniel “Wayne” Greer Reaches 3-Million-Mile Safety Milestone

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HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 27, 2017 – Holland professional driver Nathaniel “Wayne” Greer has reached the prestigious safety milestone of 3 million consecutive miles driven without a single preventable collision. This makes Greer one of just 17 active Holland drivers to have reached this incredible safety milestone.

To help lend some perspective to Greer’s accomplishment, driving 3 million miles is equivalent to making 6 round trips to the moon or circumnavigating the globe at the equator over 116 times. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, it would take the average American driver over 220 years to log that many miles. In that time, the average driver would also be involved in over 13 accidents.

“Professional drivers face a lot of challenges on the open road,” said Scott Ware, Holland President. “Every mile requires an immense amount of skill, professionalism and dedication in order to remain safe. So, it would be impossible to overstate the significance of Wayne Greer’s accomplishment. Professionals like him not only help to make Holland great, they also help make our highways safer for everyone. We are extremely proud of Wayne’s achievement, and thankful for his continued commitment to safety.”

Greer has been driving professionally for 35 years and has spent the past 27 years with Holland. He currently operates as a linehaul driver out of the Holland Grand Rapids, MI service center. His 3-million-mile record represents only the miles he has accumulated during his time with Holland. However, Greer has maintained a safe driving record for the entirety of his 35-year career, amounting to over 3.5 million. In 2016, Greer was selected as a finalist for The Michigan Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year Award.

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Holland Privileged to Receive 2016 New Partner Award from Goodwill Industries

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Holland received the 2016 New Partner Award from Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan for our partnership with Goodwill’s veterans program.

Holland hosted a Veteran Networking Event that created an accommodating environment for both veterans and employers. Employers were better able to understand the military culture veterans come from, and veterans were better able to understand employers’ needs and how their skills can translate to meet those needs.

The recognition was given at the fifth annual Goodwill Awards recognizing “best in class” partners for their hiring and training of Goodwill program participants and commitment to the Goodwill mission.

The awards took place October 10, 2016 at Frederik Meijer Gardens with special guest speaker, Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.

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Holland Celebrates the Season with Community Service All Year

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On December 2-3, 2016 Team Holland came together with family and friends and the people of St. Louis to help deliver some much-needed holiday cheer to local children in need.

Over the course of two long days, more than 100,000 donated toys and new clothes worth more than $760,000 were unloaded, organized and distributed to local police and fire departments as well as organizations like the Urban League, Better Family Life, Moms on a Mission–in total some 40 different organizations. These first responders will distribute the gifts to those in their local communities to help build stronger bonds between first responders and the communities they serve.

The toy drive was spearheaded by Holland 2-million-miler, Roy Gillespie, and retired Holland professional driver Mike Koeller (a Minister at the Leap of Faith Church in Maryland Heights). Though the distribution event took a full two days, the duo actually started working on this drive last December!

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When Your Delivery Can’t Wait, Holland Can Help

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[09.14.16] From Holland Headlines: Known for his deadpan sarcastic humor, comic Steven Wright once joked about the microwave fireplace he bought, saying “I can spend an evening in front of it in only eight minutes.”

The fact is that people today really are in a bigger hurry than ever. That’s especially true when it comes to shippers getting their freight to its destination. Driven in part by online retailers now providing faster deliveries–customers have come to expect quicker delivery times.

Holland can help you meet those expectations with our award-winning Guaranteed and Expedited services throughout our service area with deliveries of up to 750 miles. Choose one- or two-day service and take advantage of the largest number of next-day lanes from the Southeast, throughout the Midwest and into Canada.

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Holland Honored with Echo Global Logistics Platinum Award for Outstanding Regional LTL Carriers’ Service

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HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, a transportation industry leader in next-day delivery, has been honored by Echo Global Logistics with their 2015 Platinum Award for Outstanding Regional LTL Carriers’ Service. Holland best met Echo Global’s quality standards and consistently rose to the highest levels with both Echo Global’s shippers and personnel by demonstrating outstanding service, commitment and performance to their customers and employees. This is the sixth time that Echo has presented Holland with an award, but it is the first time for Holland to receive their highly prestigious Platinum Award.

“We greatly value this Platinum Award recognition from Echo Global Logistics,” says Scott Ware, Holland President. “We know the service quality standards of Echo Global Logistics are in our hands when we pick up and deliver their shipments. Holland employees take personal pride in providing quality customer service for Echo Global Logistics, and for all customers who call on Holland for their regional transportation needs.”

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Holland Earns Quest for Quality Award for Performance Excellence in 2016

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HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland is proud to have been recognized for the 31st consecutive year with a Quest for Quality award for performance excellence from Logistics Management magazine. This year, Holland was again honored with the Quest for Quality award in the Midwest/North Central LTL Regional Motor Carriers category.

“For as long as Logistics Management magazine has been presenting Quest for Quality awards, Holland has been chosen by its readers for performance excellence,” saidScott Ware, president of Holland. “We know that quality can’t be achieved with a sprint. It requires a consistent, long-term commitment to doing everything right every single time. Winning a Quest for Quality award each year for more than three decades demonstrates that every member of the Holland team is working hard to completely meet the needs of our customers who entrust us with their valuable shipments.”

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