In This Issue
Accelerate your Shipments with Holland Expedited
New Holland Grand Rapids, MI Terminal Open for Business
2015 NTDC Wrap-Up
Holland Presented with BNSF 2014 Carrier Excellence Award
By Way of the Highway with Diana Hergert

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Airman Flies in to Visit Father

We don't often expect visitors while we're on the job, but Akron, OH City Driver David Sanner got an unexpected--and very welcome--visitor when his daughter Lydia, a brand-new Airman First Class in the Air Force Reserve, showed up to see him at the terminal. 

What made it a special surprise was the fact that she had just completed three months of military training at Fort Lee, VA.

"We do lots of big things to help and support our veterans," explained Rich Zelovic, Akron Weight and Inspection Coordinator.

"That includes our support for the Hiring Our Heroes program. But it's often the little things that remind us about the special plan we hold in our hearts for servicemen and women. This father-daughter reunion was one of those."

Lydia and David Sanner
   


    

Fall Safe Driving Tip: Don't Veer for Deer

Fall brings an increase in deer activity. It's their time for migrating and mating.

Watch for darting deer, especially at dusk. If you encounter an animal, slow down, brake to avoid an impact but do not swerve.

Swerving can confuse animals so they don't know which way to run.

Swerving can also take you into oncoming traffic or cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

Be alert--they usually travel in groups.


Fall Safe Driving Tip: Don't Veer for Deer


   
   
   

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What's New at Holland

Accelerate your Shipments with Holland Expedited

 Holland Expedited
For velocity and precision you can count on, use Holland Expedited Delivery.

This premium transportation solution accelerates delivery to an earlier time on the standard service day or from two standard days to next-day delivery.

Holland Expedited Delivery guarantees to deliver on time or you don't pay. Best of all, you receive speed and precision from a trusted partner without having the use a different expediter. Holland is up-to-speed with all of your priority shipping needs.

"Our customers are early birds. It's really important that we use Holland to meet our expedited needs so that the shipment arrives on the day and by the time promised. Holland has become an extension of The Hill Company. It's a great partnership." 
--The Hill Company, Amy Dearinger, Location Manager

You have questions. Holland has answers. Call 855-691-2002 or click here for more information.

   

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News & Other Services

New Holland Grand Rapids, MI Terminal Open for Business

Our brand new Grand Rapids, MI terminal opened for operations on Aug. 14, 2015.

New Holland Grand Rapids, MI Terminal Open for Business  
The 48,790 square-foot facility has 110 dock doors as well as an additional 16,000 square-foot maintenance building. The larger dock and vehicle service space creates a safer environment and quicker cycle time, simplifying freight movement and management. The 30 extra dock doors also help us to provide consistently reliable service with quicker cycle time. This dock is 20 feet wider--providing room to build loads faster with less risk of damage. The terminal warming room is also larger with more heated storage space for Freeze Protection shipments. 

Our new Grand Rapids terminal enables Holland to more effectively serve our current customers and accommodate the increasing demand in southwestern MI as well as the entire Holland network. 

"Building a completely new facility from the ground up was a challenging project. We are excited and pleased to be up and rolling," said Marc Weir, Grand Rapids Terminal Manager. "This larger, more modern facility on 23 acres helps our employees to better serve our customers. Our yard size has nearly tripled. This is the 'Holland Difference' in action."

The terminal is located at: 10151 Division Avenue SW, Wayland, MI. Phone numbers remain the same. Phone: 616-538-9500; Toll-free: 800-321-0942; Fax: 616-724-2719. Learn more.
   

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2015 NTDC Wrap-Up

On August 11-15, 2015 the America's Center in St. Louis housed 431 of the nation's very best professional drivers as well as over 2,000 family members and friends for the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) hosted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). This year marked the event's 78th anniversary!

 Scott Donaldson
At the end of the national competition, Holland professional driver Scott Donaldson secured a Top 5 finish in the 4-axle category. Scott qualified to compete at NTDC after finishing first in the 4-axle category at the 2015 GA Truck Driving Championships. He was part of the 7-man Holland team who took home the "Large Team Award" at the 2015 GA state competition.

Scott has been driving professionally for 29 years and has driven for Holland over the past 16 years. He works as a linehaul driver out of our Atlanta, GA service center, logging around 700 miles per week on a route through NE GA. On the road 5 days a week, Scott racks up about 28,000 miles every month.

The drivers who qualify for NTDC have achieved an impressive feat in and of itself--drivers must be safety conscious and collision-free for an entire year to compete at state level, then earn the championship of their class at state level to make it to NTDC. 

 Scott Donaldson, center
We would like to also congratulate Holland NTDC competitor, Russ Simpson (Columbus, OH), for his strong and skillful showing in the Tanker class. This was his third time to compete at the national level, having participated in the NTDC in 2008 and 2013.

Widely referred to as the "Super Bowl of Safety," the NTDC is the premier stage for competitive truck driving. Professionals put their skills and knowledge to the test against the best of the best drivers in the field.  

As ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said, "All the competitors who took part...are champions...of safety on our highways and of our industry's image."

We at Holland feel that honor extends to all of the dedicated professionals who took part in state competitions this year. A total of 71 Holland professional drivers competed this year from 14 states. Team Holland took home a total of 9 top-three trophies from 4 different states and 3 Team Awards! Team Holland has collected 69 top-three TDC trophies since 2004.

We would like to thank all of our hardworking and dedicated Holland professionals who participated this year. Your commitment to safety makes Holland a better company and our highways safer for everyone. We look forward to 2016!

   

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Holland Presented with BNSF 2014 Carrier Excellence Award

Holland Presented with BNSF 2014 Carrier Excellence Award 
Holland has been presented by BNSF Logistics with its 2014 Carrier Excellence Award in LTL with "grateful appreciation and distinguished recognition of your hard work, devotion and commitment to excellence."

Stated Ray Greer, BNSF Logistics, LLC President: "Customer service is among our foremost priorities for our customers, and the front line support of providers like Holland is essential to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers."

Holland demonstrated excellence by delivering on capacity commitment, complying with service requirements of BNSF Logistics customers, proactively communicating with operations personnel when concerns did occur, and allowing BNSF Logistics to provide the high level of customer service they are known for. 

This type of continued support is vital to achieving BNSF's mission: "To provide a superior customer experience by delivering innovative, flexible and value driven solutions."

We extend our sincere thanks and look forward to our continued success for years to come. Our priority is delivering the best shipping experience possible...and it shows! Holland has been publicly honored numerous times for delivering outstanding service quality. See our Awards page.
   

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By Way of the Highway with Diana Hergert

Diana Hergert, Holland professional linehaul driver at our Jackson, MI terminal remembers how she decided to become a truck driver. "I was having a mid-life crisis. It was time for a change. At first I thought Accounting would be a good job choice, but that is the classic desk job with a boss sitting nearby. I wanted more independence and adventure, so I looked into trucking."

By Way of the Highway with Diana Hergert 
And there was no looking back! Diana has now been a truck driver for 18 years and has driven for Holland for almost 4 of those years. "It has been an adventure from day one," Diana recalled. "Learning to backup...learning to go up mountains...an adventure!"

Diana made herself a promise when she became a truck driver, "I was determined I was going to be one of the best. It's what I do. I enjoy it."

When asked if she would encourage other women to drive for Holland, Diana answered enthusiastically, "Yes, I would definitely encourage women to drive for Holland. It's a very good place to work. The benefits are good. It's a rewarding job at the end of the day. It makes me feel great about me." 

Watch Diana on the Holland YouTube channel!
  

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