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Holland Driver William “Bill” Napier Celebrates 3 Million Mile Safety Record

HOLLAND, Mich., March 11, 2016 – Holland has once again demonstrated the outstanding safety skills of its professional drivers on today’s busy highways. Holland professional linehaul driver Bill Napier (Columbus, OH) reached the safe driving record of three million consecutive miles without a single preventable collision.

Holland is celebrating Bill’s achievement this Friday morning, March 11, with an awards ceremony at our Holland Columbus, Ohio service center. Bill will be driving into the terminal hauling one of our new “Trucking Moves America Forward” (TMAF) trailers. Most Americans don’t realize how essential trucks are to their lives until there is a severe weather or adverse condition preventing trucks from delivering. When trucks stop moving, our country stops moving. Trucks Move America Forward and when paired with a safety superstar like Bill Napier, it’s truly a winning combination!

“Our safety professionals represent the best of the best in our industry,” says company President Scott Ware. “One million collision-free miles is an amazing feat. Tripling that, and traveling three million miles without a collision is hard to imagine. Bill Napier has set a high safety standard. He’s a great example of what can be done when safety knowledge and focus are at the forefront. My personal thanks to Bill for reaching this remarkable safety record.”

To put this three million milestone into perspective, three million miles equates to circumnavigating the Earth at the equator 120.5 times or completing the Indianapolis 500 exactly 6,000 times…collision-free. It takes a lifetime of exceptionally safe driving to reach this unique achievement.

Bill Napier’s key to staying collision-free is pretty simple: Watch out for the other guy. “You have to pay attention and watch the drivers around you. You can usually tell what they are going to do before they do it. This gives you a chance to stay clear when they do something they shouldn’t,” Bill explains. “You need to think about the drivers in every vehicle around you.”

Columbus Terminal Manager, Scott Shaffer, is pleased when any of the Holland drivers at our terminals hits a million-mile safety record, but Bill’s achievement is especially meaningful.

“Bill is the third driver at our Columbus terminal to reach the three million safety milestone. We’re very proud of each of these safety superstars,” says Scott. “Bill’s achievement is special to me because we started our careers at Holland on the same day back in 1992. He personifies what a Holland driver should be. He’s a true professional who is always safety-conscious. I know all of his fellow drivers have a lot of respect for him and what he’s accomplished.”