Holland Professional Driver Herschel Evans Named to America's Road Team
Evans is first Holland driver to serve as Captain
HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013
HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(NASDAQ: YRCW) -- Holland
professional driver Herschel Evans has been elected to serve as America's Road
Team Captain by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Evans is the first
Holland driver to be selected to serve as a Captain on the America's Road
Team, a national public outreach program of the ATA.
For the next two years, Evans will serve alongside industry colleagues as
members of this group, a select team of 18 drivers with superior safety
records whose mission is to educate the public about safe driving practices
and the importance of the trucking industry. Captains share the industry's
message of safety, essentially and sustainability with the motoring public,
news media, business and community leaders, public officials and their fellow
Evans is a two-time national driving champion, dedicated safety leader, and a
tireless community volunteer. He has worked in the transportation industry for
24 years, the last 18 years with Holland. He is based at the Holland facility
in Atlanta, Ga.
"It is a tremendous honor to have Herschel represent our company and our
industry as an America's Road Team Captain. He has proven himself to be one of
the nation's safest drivers and a safety leader at Holland. Herschel's
commitment to protecting himself and those around him makes him an ideal
spokesperson for highway safety and the importance of the trucking industry,"
said Scott Ware, president of Holland.
Evans won the state of Georgia's 5-axle driving competition in 2012, 2011,
2008 and 2006. He earned two national titles with first-place finishes in the
5-axle class at the National Truck Driving Championships in 2011 and 2008. The
Georgia Motor Trucking Association named Evans its 2012 Driver of the Year for
his exemplary record of safe and courteous driving.
In addition, Evans received the 2012 Destination Green Environmental
Excellence Award presented by YRC Worldwide for his commitment to sustainable
driving practices. The award recognizes employees of YRC Worldwide companies
who display environmental leadership.
Active in his community, Evans participates in the Ride for Kids program, a
motorcycle charity ride that benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Evans participated in the Atlanta Ride for Kids in 1987 and has volunteered in
leadership roles to organize the annual event since 1988.
America's Road Team was created in 1986 by the ATA to represent the trucking
industry and is sponsored by Volvo Trucks.
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 2012 Quest for Quality award for 27
consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in 2012 in the
Midwest/North Central Regional LTL Carriers and Expedited Motor Carriers
categories. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a
subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.
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Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson
Linden Alschuler & Kaplan
SOURCE YRC Worldwide; Holland
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