In this issue
 
Holland knows the Great Lakes region
'Tis soon to be the season to protect from freezin'
Holland hailed as best of 2013 by Schneider Logistics
By way of the highway
Celebrating the employees who make a great company great

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Holland knows the Great Lakes region

Proud to serve the Great Lakes region

Founded in Holland, Michigan in 1929, Holland has a longstanding commitment to superior next-day service in the Great Lakes region. It's where our reputation for best-in-class customer care all started.

From Milwaukee to Muncie, Ann Arbor to Akron, South Bend to Springfield, Holland has you covered.

As the next-day delivery leader, we have the facilities, people and equipment to deliver more on-time shipments than anyone else in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

You can trust our well-earned reputation for:
--More next-day lanes than any competitor in the region
--High on-time reliability
--High 99.8 percentage damage-free deliveries
--Responsive customer service

Holland knows the Great Lakes region. Get to know Holland quality and expertise by scheduling your next shipment with us. Call 1-866-465-5263 or visit hollandregional.com/lakes today!

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'Tis soon to be the season to protect from freezin'

Protect from freezing

It will shortly be October and for many of us that means the cold is coming fast upon us. Don't let your cold-sensitive cargo be caught unaware by a sudden, late-autumn chill.

You can trust reliable Holland Freeze Protection service to keep your cold-sensitive cargo safe from pickup to delivery. Our Freeze Protection service blankets your freight from seasonal chills Oct. 15 onward throughout the winter.

Simply mark your BOL with "Protect from Freezing" and then call 1-866-465-5263 for pickup! Rest assured your cargo will remain above 32ºF for the entirety of its time spent with Holland.

Midwestern weather is famous for being impossible to predict with children sometimes trick-or-treating through piles of snow. While we hope we avoid an early frost this year, we certainly wouldn't gamble with the functional operation of your supply chain.

Unlike much of the competition, Holland makes Freeze Protection pickups five days a week--from Monday to Friday--and employs warm rooms for any necessary weekend stays. 

Utilize Holland Freeze Protection service and safeguard all of your cold-sensitive cargo.

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Holland hailed as best of 2013 by Schneider Logistics

Schneider Logistics, an industry-leading provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, recently named Holland the proud recipient of its 2013 LTL Carrier of the Year Award. Long-standing customers and carrier-partners, Schneider commended Holland for an outstanding year of service excellence.

All competitors were evaluated based on objective and subjective measures including service, ease of doing business, communications, claims-ratios, volume, diversity of business and safety performance.

This is the 7th carrier excellence award that Holland has received in 2013. It comes just shortly after our receipt of three separate Quest for Quality awards. 2013 marks the 28th year in a row that Holland has secured at least one Quest for Quality award.

With unmatched next-day expertise, on-time, damage-free dependability and friendly, knowledgeable customer service, Holland is able to offer a suite of regional LTL service that is truly second to none.

Don't take our word for it . . . or the word of one of the many companies who have given us awards. Find out what best-in-class really means by shipping with Holland today. Call us at 1-866-465-5263 or visit us online at hollandregional.com to get started.

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Toledo twosome set two 2-million-mile records

Two Holland professional drivers have recently marked off an incredibly impressive safety achievement--2 million consecutive miles driven without a preventable accident. That's the equivalent of driving across the globe nearly 1,176 times--without an accident!

Both are based out of our Toledo, OH service center. Reid Hancock and Walt Sobus have each ticked off the massive 2-million-mile safety milestone on their odometers and are determined to extend that streak further.

Reid Hancock has been with Holland since 1993. He currently makes his run from Toledo to Camp Hill, PA and back the following day. He averages about 2,100 miles per week with his current route and shows no signs of stopping. Although his current safety record driving for Holland has reached 2 million miles, over his 40 years in trucking, he has accumulated roughly 5-million-miles without an accident. Two million miles, five million miles, forty years . . . whatever the measure, the figures are astronomical. When asked for a safe driving tip, Reid replied, "Never tailgate. Keep your cool. Don't drive in a group of vehicles in inclement weather."

Walt Sobus' resume bears some striking similarities to Reid's. Walt joined Holland just 3 months after Reid. His 28-years as a professional driver have been accident-free. Walt currently drives between Toledo and Tomah, WI. He has achieved it behind the wheel of a variety of different trucks and seems unfazed by what many would consider a disadvantage. A safe driving tip from Walt? "Remain aware of your surroundings--that means traffic, terrain and anything in front, behind or beside you."

The fact that both of these incredible drivers wound up at the same service center might easily be interpreted as a "coincidence" or a "statistical oddity." But that is not the case. The reality is that Holland drivers have, by and large, superior safety skills. So having two professional drivers reach the same record at the same location is not unlikely.

However, the 2-million-mile safety achievements they have reached are most certainly incredible.

Congratulations to Reid and Walt on their incredible safety records and best of luck on reaching a million more!

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Celebrating the employees who make a great company great

Holland professional driver, Arthur Suzuki, is the definition of professionalism. Those who have the pleasure to know him are quick to note his tireless work ethic and dedication to excellence.

Arthur is a linehaul driver operating out of the Holland service center in St. Louis. He currently makes a "turn" run from St. Louis to Joplin, MO and back in the same day--averaging about 604 total miles per roundtrip. It's not an easy route, but according to Holland professional linehaul driver Scott Lowe, Arthur "is always ready for work."

Arthur has been a professional driver for over 40 years. In his years at Holland, he has driven accident-free for more than 2-million-miles. Last year Arthur competed in the Missouri State Truck Driving Championships. Qualifying for a state driving competition is an achievement, as each contestant must maintain an accident-free record for the entire year prior to the competition.

Arthur never settles for less than the best. He is constantly striving towards excellence. "I am truly grateful to be a recipient of the 'I am Holland' award," said Arthur. "It is an honor to be chosen among so many talented people. I am truly thankful to be an employee of a great company like Holland."

And we are truly thankful to have an employee as exceptional as Arthur on our team! Thank you for keeping our customers happy and our highways safe.

Arthur is just one example of the dedicated professionals that make Holland the regional leader in next-day LTL shipping.

Schedule your next shipment with the next-day experts! Call 1-866-465-5263 or visit us online at hollandregional.com.

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