Holland Professional Driver Keith Fielding Travels Three Million Accident-Free
HOLLAND, Mich., June 5, 2013
HOLLAND, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(NASDAQ: YRCW) − Holland
professional driver Keith Fielding achieved the remarkable accomplishment of
driving over three million consecutive miles without a single preventable
accident. To put this in perspective, the distance he has driven is equivalent
to driving from San Francisco to New York City 1,030 times in a row or to
making over six consecutive round trips to the moon — all without a
preventable accident. He will be honored for his achievement at the Holland
Dayton service center beginning with a police escort into the facility and
including a celebratory gathering of family, friends and co-workers.
Fielding's driving record demonstrates the strong safety focus exhibited by
drivers, dock workers and other professionals throughout the Holland network.
"We're tremendously proud of the three million mile safe driving record Keith
has achieved," said Scott Ware, president of Holland. "Keith and all of our
Holland drivers know that we need every shipment to arrive safely and on time
to every single customer. His constant attention to safety combined with a
continuous focus on top-notch customer service helps create the Holland
difference that sets us apart from other carriers."
Keith Fielding joined Holland in 1984 and averages approximately 12,000 miles
a month driving between Dayton, Ohio and Joliet, Illinois. "I figured out long
ago that it is important to be safe at what you do," said Keith Fielding. "It
snowed over twelve inches my first night on the road. I had great driving
teachers so smart safety practices just became a habit."
He added, "Any driver can be accident-free. You just have to be a bit more
patient and more observant. We receive the necessary training. When behind the
wheel, I just keep thinking about staying safe and driving the way I was
trained. I accept the weather and road conditions as a given and focus on
being the safest I can be."
Fielding joins a select group of only two other active Holland drivers to have
achieved the elite status of driving over three million miles without a
preventable accident. In addition, there are 420 active Holland drivers on the
road who have reached the safety milestone of driving over one million
consecutive miles without a preventable accident and 139 active Holland
drivers who have reached more than two million consecutive miles without a
Keith has been married to his wife Nancy for over 36 years and has two sons.
When he's not driving, he enjoys working on his farm and taking his grandson
riding on his tractor.
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.
Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson
LAK Public Relations, Inc.
SOURCE YRC Worldwide: Holland
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