Quite a few Holland professional drivers participated at the 2012 MAPTDA (Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association)'s 12th Annual Charity "FunDrive."
The "FunDrive" is a safe driving contest with all the proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.
--Herschel Evans placed 1st in the Sleeper class
--Rayfus "Ray" Williams placed 14th in the 3-axle class
--Jim Lawless placed 6th in the Straight Truck class
Opportunities abound at Holland
Do you know someone who's looking for a job? Have they considered a position with the regional leader in next-day LTL shipping?
If so, let them know that Holland job postings are now available on Facebook and Twitter!
Holland Employees Help the Community
For just a $2 donation during available Fridays, Holland HQ employees can wear jeans and help local charities.
Some of the "Jeans Days" in 2012 helped the March of Dimes, animal shelters, Vets Home, Breast Cancer, Humane Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Melanoma Awareness, Light the Night, Prison Ministry, and Hospice, among others. Pay it forward!
Holland Rewards program
Available for individual shipping locations, Holland Rewards recognizes increases in shipping levels with awards. Call your account executive to learn more and to see if you qualify.
Get the latest looks!
Check out our Holland merchandise, now available at the Holland Company Store. New winter apparel, hats, hoodies, coats, scarves, gloves . . . our online store offers handy reminders to make Holland your first choice for fast, efficient, claim-free service. Great gift ideas!
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Holland service means safe deliveries
Start the new year off with a resolution that's easy to keep--use Freeze Protection Service from Holland to safely deliver shipments sensitive to cold temperatures.
Freeze Protection Service from Holland delivers 99.9 percent claim-free results. To safely deliver your shipments, all you need do is mark your shipments and bills of lading with "protect from freezing." We do the rest.
--Pickups Monday through (and including) Friday
--Includes all direct-point shipments (even Ontario and Quebec)
--CargoQuilts® available when and where you need them
--Warm rooms for weekend use
--Extensive next-day coverage limits exposure to cold temperatures in transit
For proactive notification of potential service delays due to inclement weather in your region, sign up for our automated email service alert system. To receive email alerts when weather may affect shipping schedules, go to hollandregional.com.
To learn more about our Freeze Protection Service, please complete a customer interest form or call us at 1-866-465-5263.
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Holland flexibility keeps assembly lines running
Line down situation? Despite the best planning, it happens. When it happened to David Wheatfield, he turned to Holland.
At 4 p.m., David called John Watson, service center manager at the Holland facility in Spartanburg, SC, and asked for delivery between midnight and 1 a.m.
David is materials manager for Meritor in the Carolinas. Meritor is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets in more than 70 countries. The company operates 14 production facilities.
On the afternoon of Nov. 28, David realized the assembly lines at the plant in Fletcher, NC, would not be running the following morning without a delivery of bearings.
John reassured David: "We will make it happen." John had the shipment placed on the back of a linehaul trailer. Holland road driver Robert Black arrived at the plant at 11:10 p.m., unloaded two crates of bearings, and left at 11:25 p.m. The assembly lines at Meritor were humming in the morning.
"John and his team never stop amazing me with the outstanding support of the Carolinas," David said. Meritor's customer was impressed that an LTL company delivered at 11 p.m. "John and his team at Holland deserve all the credit because who else in the LTL world would make this happen at 4 p.m. in the afternoon?"
As David can attest--the answer is Holland. To bring this level of service, responsiveness and flexibility to your supply chain, call us at 866-465-5263 or visit us online today.
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Holland driver Herschel Evans earns spot on America's Road Team
For the first time a Holland driver has been named to the prestigious America's Road Team by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Herschel Evans will serve as a Captain on the America's Road Team, a national public outreach program of the ATA.
Herschel is one of 19 America's Road Team Captains to represent the trucking industry and deliver its highway safety message to the motoring public.
He is a two-time national driving champion, dedicated safety leader, and tireless community volunteer. He has worked in the transportation industry for 24 years, the last 18 years with Holland.
Herschel, who is based at the Holland facility in Atlanta, won the state of Georgia's 5-axle driving competition in 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2006. He earned two national titles with first-place finishes in the 5-axle class at the National Truck Driving Championships in 2011 and 2008. The Georgia Motor Trucking Association named Herschel its 2012 Driver of the Year.
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Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. presents Holland with Carrier of the Year award
Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading supply chain management and improvement firm, has named Holland its 2012 Carrier of the Year.
The Supply Chain Solutions award program recognizes exceptional performance and quality. Measures include percentage of business, volume, on-time pickup and delivery performance, technology support, and level of strategic partnership.
"Holland was chosen for their willingness to engage in a major improvement project to benefit both our companies. Together we developed new procedures to drive improvement for us and for our customers," said Les Brand, chief executive officer for Supply Chain Solutions.
"Along with providing phenomenal service, Holland is more of a partner than a vendor," added Lee Payne, director of transportation solutions for Supply Chain Solutions.
The company praised the contributions of Holland employees: Victor Perkins, area sales manager; Frank Harley and Chris Emmert, account executives; Merry DeBoer, revenue management supervisor and Nicole Newton, revenue specialist.
"We work hard to understand every customer's supply chain, business, concerns and goals and then apply the services and expertise of Holland to create more value," said Scott Ware, president of Holland.
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Holland employees give gift of life in 2012
Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor who makes the choice to donate.
Holland employees made the choice to donate during three blood drives in 2012 at the company headquarters in Holland, MI.
The third blood drive was held in early Dec., providing employees with a chance to give hope over the holiday season to accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children with blood disorders and other patients in need.
Regardless of the time of year, the Red Cross must collect approximately 17,000 blood donations every day.
Donating blood is a simple thing to do that makes a big difference in the lives of others. A single donation of whole blood may help to save up to three lives.
Holland is proud to support the American Red Cross in its mission to maintain a safe and stable blood supply.
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