Holland Recognizes Professional Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
HOLLAND, Mich., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: YRCW) – 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.
“Holland drivers have proven themselves to be 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.”
During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, one of the ways Holland will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its company’s website, hollandregional.com, its Facebook page 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.
There are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide delivering life’s essentials. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage–or over 9.2 billion tons of freight. Eighty percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving.
Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that these drivers guarantee 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.
To learn more about how essential the trucking industry is, visit www.ntdaw.org.
Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Founded in Holland, Mich., in 1929, Holland provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern United States and in eastern Canada. Holland, recognized by Logistics Management magazine with its 2012 Quest for Quality award for 27 consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in 2012 in the Midwest/North Central Regional LTL Carriers and Expedited Motor Carriers categories. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.
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