HOLLAND, Mich., April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holland professional driver, David C. Henry, was celebrated for reaching the remarkable safety record of successfully logging three million consecutive miles without a single preventable collision.
To reach this outstanding achievement requires a lifetime commitment to safety. There are 428 activeHolland professional drivers on the road who have reached the safety milestone of driving over one million consecutive miles without a preventable accident, and 146 active Holland drivers who have reached more than two million consecutive miles without a preventable accident. David is one out of seven active Holland drivers to have achieved this extraordinary three million milestone.
David has been driving professionally for 35 years, the last 28 of which he has spent with Holland. David currently makes a run from Cleveland, Ohio to South Bend, Ind. and back five days per week.
"Safety is paramount at Holland," said Scott Ware, president of Holland. "We are tremendously proud of David and his incredible accomplishment. Having world-class professionals such as David on our team is absolutely invaluable - both for our customers and business. We thank David for his commitment to safety and his 28 years of impeccable service."
David's safety accomplishment was observed with a police escort to the Cleveland service center on April 15 where he was greeted by co-workers and family members. David was awarded with a trophy, ring and a commemorative 3-million-miler leather jacket. View our video coverage of the event on Holland's YouTube channel.
"The celebration was really memorable," said David Henry. "Holland made me feel very special that day. Mike Dzura, Cleveland service center manager, did such a great job getting everything lined up, and it was very nice for the officers to come in from out of town. My whole family was just totally blown away by all of it. I am very grateful to have had that experience."
David's driving record demonstrates the strong safety focus exhibited by drivers, dock workers and other professionals throughout the Holland network.
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 2013 Quest for Quality award for 28 consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in 2013 with the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic Regional LTL Motor Carriers award and the South/South Central Regional LTL Motor Carriers award, as well as the Expedited Motor Carriers award. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.