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Press Release: Holland Driver William “Pat” Shelton Celebrates 3 Million Mile Safety Milestone

HOLLAND, Mich., October 16, 2015 – Holland professional driver, William “Pat” Shelton, recently reached the incredible safety record of three million consecutive miles driven without a single preventable collision. Holland is celebrating Pat’s achievement with an award ceremony at the Holland South Bend, Indiana service center with his co-workers and family.

With this record, Pat has joined a small and elite group of professional Holland drivers. He is one of thirteen active Holland drivers to have reached this remarkable safety milestone.

Pat has been driving professionally for 34 years and has spent the past 22 of those years with Holland. He operates as a Linehaul Driver and logs over 2,700 miles per week on his route between South Bend and Cleveland, Ohio.

“There is nothing more important or more essential to our business than safety,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “Before all else, our customers must be certain their shipments will arrive on-time and damage-free, and this requires skilled, safe drivers like Pat Shelton. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Pat for all of his hard work and his safety commitment. His effort and expertise make Holland great and make our highways safer for everyone.” 

Pat’s celebration will begin with a police escort to the South Bend service center, after which he will be greeted by family, friends and co-workers. Pat will be presented with a trophy, a ring and a commemorative 3-million-miler leather jacket as well as custom 3-million-miler decals for his truck.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my wife of almost 30 years, Karen,” said Pat. “When I was gone on the road for long periods of time, all of the responsibilities back home fell on her. She has always stood by my side and supported me all along the way.” 

While his record is exceptional, Pat's dedication to excellence and safety is representative of Holland on the whole. Holland works to develop and nurture a culture of safety that can be seen throughout the company, at all levels of operation.

About Holland
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 2015 Quest for Quality award for 30 consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in South/South Central LTL Regional Motor Carriers, Midwest/North Central LTL Regional Motor Carriers and Expedited Motor Carriers. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW).