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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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Holland Implements Innovative Mobile Logistics Technology

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New Honeywell technology delivers mobile platform and workflow-focused driver solutions

HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, a transportation industry leader in next-day delivery, in coordination with Honeywell, has made a leap in customer care and driver satisfaction with the rollout of the innovative Honeywell Pickup and Delivery Solution. The Android-based logistics software, running on Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50 mobile computer, allows drivers to easily navigate through their workday, communicate with dispatch and update shipment status in real time. Drivers can also scan labels and take pictures of shipments when necessary, all on an app-driven device familiar to anyone who has used a smartphone.

“This investment in the new Honeywell technology has allowed us to proactively address hurdles facing the industry,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “Customers will benefit from heightened shipment visibility and driver communication. Best-in-class efficiency based on real-time data will support the old-fashioned quality and hard work customers already expect from Holland drivers.”

In the field, drivers are reporting that the Honeywell solution offers significant improvements in the daily management of their work. Drivers say the new system is intuitive and saves time through the automation of their daily workflow. They also call out the increased speed and reliability of communications with the Honeywell software and Dolphin CT50 device.

“By integrating the new Honeywell Pickup and Delivery Solution, Holland gains better operational intelligence providing a more satisfying and consistent experience to their customers,” said John Waldron, President and CEO, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “With this software guiding drivers through each step of the pickup and delivery process, we can help Holland reduce the time needed to onboard new drivers while speeding communication of the time-sensitive shipment information needed for next-day delivery operations.”

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Holland Grand Rapids and Chicago Garages Celebrate Safety Records

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Grand Rapids Sets an Impressive Safety Record

[07.20.16] From Holland Headlines. The Holland Grand Rapids Maintenance Shop (Garage) is the largest in our system. There are more people doing more work on more vehicles here than in any other Holland shop. Despite all of that activity, the 31-member Grand Rapids maintenance team recently accomplished the amazing feat of going two years without a single lost-time injury.

“If you do the math based on the number of people in the Grand Rapids shop, they worked over 100,000 hours without a lost-time injury,” says Holland Area Maintenance Manager Paul Childers. “That is an amazing record by any standard. It’s a credit to the safety mindset Shop Manager Pete Holzgen creates in the shop, and to every member of his team. Their safety record proves you can do a great job of maintaining a fleet, keeping our trucks on the roads, and going home injury-free every day.”

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Holland Customer Service and Carrier of the Year Awards Continue to Arrive

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[07.13.16] From Holland Headlines. In the very first year of presenting transportation supplier awards, Ravago Americas LLC singled out Holland as its Regional Carrier of the Year. The selection process was based on a number of key supply chain metrics as well as overall customer service. Being selected as the top regional carrier among the 70 carriers that serve Ravago demonstrates Holland’s success in consistently delivering outstanding transportation service, and living up to the promise of “The Holland Difference.”

“It’s great to be first,” says Scott Ware, president of Holland. “In Ravago’s first-ever carrier awards ceremony, Holland was selected as their top regional carrier, which we consider a great honor. Thanks to Ravago for relying on us as one of their trusted transportation partners, and thanks to everyone at Holland who plays a role in serving this important customer.”

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Holland Picks Up When Other Carrier Falls Down

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[07.06.16] From Holland Headlines. Ben Craine doesn’t call just any carrier to transport his shipments. He relies on just three LTL carriers to deliver his packaging paper to the distributors he supplies. As the owner of B. H. Craine Company in Farmington Hills, MI, he prefers to build long-term relationships with a small group of suppliers. Recently, though, one of those carriers let him down.

“They missed a pickup and said they wouldn’t be able to get it our distributor on time,” Ben recalls. “Our distributors have hard deadlines with their customers, and without this shipment, this distributor’s customer wouldn’t have the paper needed to pack and deliver their products. I called Josh at Holland, and he had a truck at my dock in less than an hour.”

Josh Anderson, Holland Inside Sales Representative at Holland company headquarters in Holland, Michigan, says most of the credit for making that pickup goes to the dispatcher at the Detroit terminal.

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Get Your Bases Covered With Holland

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[06.29.16] From Holland Headlines. Ship with Holland and have peace of mind knowing your shipments are delivered by the next-day transportation experts. Our industry-leading speed, reliability, expertise and quality customer service have helped us to deliver home run confidence to our customers since 1929.

Single: No one handles your shipment with more care than Holland. We consistently outperform the industry average with our 99.9% damage-free delivery.* Fewer damaged or lost shipments mean fewer disruptions to your supply chain, lower administrative costs and greater customer satisfaction.

Double: Holland has 10% more next-day lanes than any competitor.** We have an intense focus on the central U.S. and Canada. Holland has a greater next-day reach with 57 service centers and more next-day destinations than any carrier in our service area.

Triple: We are built for reliable next-day delivery with employees who want to hit it out of the park! We work hard to be part of your team every step of the way.

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Holland and Speedy Transport Group Celebrate 20-Year Partnership

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HOLLAND, Mich., June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland and Speedy Transport Group, Inc. are celebrating 20 years of successful service as one of the largest regional cross-border transportation partnerships in North America.

“Holland is proud to be a transportation partner with Speedy Transport Group,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “With more next-day shipping lanes to and from Canadathan other carriers, combined with our team of quality transportation professionals, we have been able to provide better service to both Holland and Speedy’s customers while growing business for both organizations.”

The two companies first collaborated in 1996 transporting half a load of less-than-truckload (LTL) cross-border freight daily. Twenty years later, Holland and Speedy now move thousands of cross-border loads monthly to more overnight locations than any other cross-border carrier in the same coverage area.

Holland boasts more next-day and second-day lanes to and from Canada than its competitors. Holland consolidates Canadian freight in Detroit, Toledo and Buffalo for Speedy, while Speedy represents Holland in Eastern Canada and has Holland dedicated customer service representatives in Ontario and Quebec.

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Holland Named 2015 LTL Partner of the Year by Ravago Americas

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HOLLAND, Mich., May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In its first year of bestowing transportation supplier awards, Ravago Americas LLC chose Holland as its 2015 Less-Than-Truckload Partner of the Year. The selection process was based on a number of key supply chain metrics as well as overall superior customer service. Being chosen as the top regional carrier among the more than 70 carriers that serve Ravago Americas demonstrates the success of Holland in consistently delivering outstanding customer service as well as exceptional transportation service.

“We are honored to be Ravago Americas 2015 LTL Partner of the Year at their first carrier awards ceremony,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “We thank Ravago for relying on us as their most trusted LTL transportation partner. Holland appreciates Ravago’s business and we strive to earn it on a daily basis. Additionally, I thank everyone atHolland and appreciate their hard work, follow-through and dedication in providing quality Holland service.”

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