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Holland Professional Driver Dan Runice Surpasses 3-Million-Mile Safety Milestone

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HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ: YRCW) Holland professional driver Dan Runice has achieved the remarkable accomplishment of driving over 3 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident. To put this distance in perspective, 3 million miles is equivalent to driving across the United States, from coast to coast, more than 1,000 consecutive times—all without a single preventable accident.

“We are immensely proud of Dan and his 3-million-mile safe driving record,” said Tamara Jalving, YRC Worldwide Inc. Vice President of Safety. “His safety record represents decades of unwavering professionalism behind the wheel. We congratulate and thank him for his commitment to safety. Dan helps to make our highways safer while delivering award-winning quality service to our customers.”

Runice has been a professional driver for 38 years. He’s been with Holland for the past 25 years operating as a line haul driver out of the Tomah, Wisconsin, service center. His routes take him through some of the country’s most challenging weather conditions making his safe driving record all the more exceptional. Runice is one of 33 active Holland drivers to have reached this incredible safety milestone.

He attributes achieving 3-million consecutive miles without a preventable accident to his safe driving skills and to always being alert—with a bit of good luck thrown in. He watches other drivers around him, anticipates traffic flow, looks for unexpected behaviors, doesn’t crowd others, and always leaves an “out.” Traffic volumes are intense and filled with distractions. His safety advice: “Do not risk your life texting while driving.”

Runice and his wife Becky have three children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his grandchildren participate in sports.

Holland recently celebrated Dan Runice’s 3-million-mile safety achievement at the Tomah service center with an award ceremony. He was presented with a commemorative 3-million-miler jacket, a plaque, tractor decals and a personalized 3-million-miler ring. Coworkers and his family members attended the celebration. Runice received a highway patrol police escort with flashing lights and sirens to the Tomah service center.

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Holland Professional Driver Robert “RB” Wolford Achieves Three-Million-Mile Safety Milestone

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HOLLAND, Michigan, October 17, 2019 — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ: YRCW) — Professional driver Robert “RB” Wolford has logged his three-millionth consecutive mile without a single accident while driving for Holland.
The three-million-mile safety record is a remarkably rare industry accomplishment placing Wolford among an elite group of professional drivers. To lend some perspective to this milestone, driving three-million-miles is equivalent to making six round trips to the moon, or circumnavigating the globe at the equator over 116 times–all without a single accident. Wolford is one of 34-active Holland drivers having reached this milestone.

“We are tremendously proud of Robert (‘RB’) and his safety achievement,” said Tamara Jalving, YRC Worldwide Vice President of Safety. “His record represents decades of unwavering professionalism behind the wheel and a concentrated safety focus. His dedication to safety helps to make our highways safer and helps Holland deliver award-winning quality service to our customers. We congratulate ‘RB’ and thank him for his continued commitment to safety.”

Wolford grew up with trucking in his blood. He’s a third-generation truck driver, inspired by his grandfather, father and uncle. A member of the Holland Safety Committee and a driver mentor, he believes in sharing safety knowledge. He states, “I’ve been very fortunate to have good, safety-minded mentors in my career. I’m proud to be a driver mentor for Holland. I’m a firm believer in giving back. No one knows how to do it right from the get-go. It’s important to do your part, be safety-minded and lead by example.”

He has participated at the Michigan state truck driving championships eleven times (always placing in the top three). He was chosen “Rookie of the Year” at his first Michigan truck driving championship in 2008. Wolford twice qualified for the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the “Superbowl of Safety,” and competed for the first time in 2008 against the best of the best professional drivers in the United States in the Straight Truck class and again, in 2017, in the Flatbed class. Just to qualify for NTDC, drivers must earn first place in their class at their state competition and remain accident-free, regardless of fault, for one year prior.

The Michigan Trucking Association honored Wolford as its September 2019 Driver of the Month.

Holland celebrated Robert “RB” Wolford’s three-million-mile safety achievement at the Detroit, Michigan service center with an award ceremony where Wolford was presented with a commemorative 3-million-miler jacket, a plaque, tractor decals and a personalized 3-million-miler ring. Coworkers, his wife, aunt and 82-year old uncle “driver mentor” and additional family members traveled significant distances to attend the celebration. Wolford received a surprise two car police escort with flashing lights and sirens as he neared the Detroit terminal in recognition of his safety milestone.

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Holland Driver Herschel Evans Accepts ATA Mike Russell Trucking Image Award

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America’s Road Team Captain Honored for Safety, Advocacy, Service

HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Trucking Associations honored Herschel Evans of Atlanta, Ga. as one of the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recipients on October 23, 2017 at the trade organization’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Evans, a professional truck driver for Holland and an ATA Road Team Captain, is the driving force behind the Safety Drive for a Cure, a truck safety and skills competition benefitting the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation.
Herschel Evans was chosen for “representing the industry through his role as an America’s Road Team Captain, lifetime commitment to safe driving, and his establishment of the Safety Drive for a Cure truck driving competition in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation which has grown to attract national attention and tens of thousands of dollars in donations.”

“Greatness can only be reached by those who strive for continuous improvement,” stated Scott Ware, president of Holland. “For the past five years hundreds of drivers have travelled from across the U.S.A. to compete in the Safety Drive for a Cure–improving their safety skills–focusing on safety, advocacy and service. Safety leaders such as Herschel help to make our nation’s highways safer for all of us.”

The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award celebrates companies, organizations, and individuals who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. The award was named in honor of the late Mike Russell, who supported the trucking industry and was a former ATA vice president of public affairs. Three additional 2017 winners include: Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, industry nonprofit Truckers Against Trafficking and carrier Load One.

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Holland Named 2016 Midwest Regional Carrier of the Year by Worldwide Express

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Holland was chosen by Worldwide Express as its 2016 Regional Carrier of the Year in the Midwest. The selection was made based on a survey of Worldwide Express sales and operations professionals who evaluated carriers and identified the top performers based on exceptional customer service.

“We are grateful to Worldwide Express for naming Holland as their top carrier in the Midwest,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “Everyone at Holland strives to deliver exceptional customer service as a part of creating the Holland Difference for our customers. It’s an honor to have the efforts of Team Holland recognized with this award. Thanks to everyone on Team Holland who played a part in earning this award.”

Worldwide Express presented the award to Holland at its 20th Annual Sales Conference and Convention in San Diego, California. Holland President Scott Ware and Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jim Ferguson were present at the event to receive the award.

This is the second consecutive year for Holland to be honored with this award.

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Holland Named 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Transplace

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HOLLAND, Mich., Sept. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland has been selected by Transplace as its 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. The award identifies top carriers in categories, based on over 20 million annual shipments across more than 300 customers. Transplace selected award winners based on consistently high performance in shipment execution in areas such as tender acceptance, on-time service, customer service, claims and other critical key performance indicators.

“Transplace managed over 20 million shipments last year. They have the experience to recognize true standouts among their transportation providers,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “This makes it especially rewarding to earn their Carrier of the Year award in the regional carrier category. I am pleased to know our team consistently provides a great job making the Holland Difference.”

An award of this caliber recognizes carriers representing just the top one percent of the providers Transplace relies on across all the lines of their business. Beyond the important service metrics considered in selecting its winners, Transplace also values the strong, collaborative relationship demonstrated by Holland.

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Holland has been named a Top 100 Trucker for 2017 by Inbound Logistics magazine

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Each year, Inbound Logistics selects the leading transportation providers that “best meet and surpass readers’ evolving transportation needs” after evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research.

Editors selected this year’s class of Top 100 from a pool of more than 300 organizations. The Top 100 list appears in the September 2017 print and online edition of Inbound Logistics.

Compiled by Inbound Logistics editors, the directory is a qualitative assessment of service providers offering the operational capabilities and experience to meet the transportation, supply chain, and logistics needs of the magazine’s readers.

“Recognition as a Top 100 Trucker reflects the commitment of every Holland employee to make every shipment a priority. Holland employees work hard to provide the best regional services available to our customers relying on us for extensive next-day coverage and timely, damage-free deliveries. Congratulations to the entire Holland team,” said Scott Ware, Holland president.

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Holland Earns Quest for Quality Awards for 32nd Consecutive Year

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HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland extended its continuous record as a winner in the Logistics Management magazine’s Quest for Quality awards to the 32nd year. Quest for Quality awards are presented to top carriers for performance excellence in various regions of the U.S. by service categories. These awards are widely regarded as the gold standard—the single-most significant and reliable measure of customer satisfaction and service excellence in the transportation industry. These 32 consecutive wins affirm Holland’s position as the next-day industry leader in its service footprint.

“An over-three-decade, unbroken string of awards for performance excellence is something to be truly proud of,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “Team Holland consistently works to always deliver on a promise of reliability and quality handling. We thank our customers for choosing Holland for these recognitions, and thank every member of our hard-working team for making the ‘Holland Difference’ a reality, year-after-year.”

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Holland Professional Drivers Head to 2017 National Truck Driving Championships

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HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland announced today that professional drivers and safety champions, Herschel Evans, Russ Simpson, “RB” Robert Wolford, and Tom Carlson and have won division titles at their state truck driving competitions qualifying them to compete at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The annual safety competition will be held August 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Herschel Evans earned first place in the Sleeper category at the Georgia Truck Driving Championships (TDC). He was part of the winning Holland team presented with the 2017 Clifford Williams Award for Small Team along with Holland drivers Todd Singleton and Scott Donaldson.

Evans is a two-time 5-Axle national driving champion (2011, 2008), a professional Holland driver/trainer/mentor and an ATA America’s Road Team Captain. He has driven for Holland 23 of his 30 years as a city driver in Atlanta, Georgia. Named 2012 Georgia Driver of the Year, Evans placed first in the 5-axle category in the 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2006 Georgia TDCs. He was “Rookie of the Year” in 2006. Evans has been the driving force behind the Safety Drive for a Cure for the past five years. This is his fifth trip to Nationals.

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Holland Named 2017 True Value LTL Carrier of the Year

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HOLLAND, Mich., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, a leader in Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, has been named 2017 LTL Carrier of the Year by True Value, one of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives. Holland received this inaugural award at the carrier conference held at True Value headquarters in Chicago on June 28.

“Our entire team is honored to receive this distinction from True Value and Holland is proud to be its most trusted LTL transportation partner,” said Holland Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jim Ferguson. “Striving to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations is always our main goal and this award motivates us to continue providing our best to all of our customers.”

The winner was selected based on the following categories: claims ratio, on-time service, customer service and communication, and positive comments on the monthly feedback sheets.

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Holland Partners with U.S. Army to Create Veteran Job Opportunities

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Holland, the leader in Central and Southeastern Next- Day delivery, has announced its partnership with the U.S. Army to help attract, train and prepare soldiers for civilian careers in trucking after completing their military commitment.

The U.S. Army and Holland signed a memorandum of agreement on May 19 as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program during at a ceremony held at the Grand Rapids, Mich. Holland service center.

“It is our honor and privilege to participate in the Army PaYS Program,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “We take pride in h iring veterans, and this partnership will continue to allow Holland to show Army veterans the many opportunities available at Holland. ”

The PaYS program began in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for Army soldiers. PaYS provides priority-hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the program and helps the Army share qualified individuals with employers across the country. The Army selects, trains and provides hands-on experience to individuals in skilled positions.

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