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Holland recognizes professional truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Holland, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is  honoring the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America's freight safely and securely every day. "Holland drivers have proven themselves to be among the nation's most professional and safest drivers. We honor our professional drivers as well as all of our hardworking employees who demonstrate teamwork at every level to make sure each shipment gets where it's going safely, on-time, and undamaged," said Scott Ware, Holland president. "We thank everyone at Holland for their focus on safety and for giving their best." During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, one of the ways Holland will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its company's website,, its Facebook page and Twitter feed. These posts will consist of interesting facts and figures that help illustrate to readers the massive importance the transportation industry has on daily life.

There are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide delivering life's essentials. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage--or over 9.2 billion tons of freight. Eighty percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving. Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that these drivers guarantee allow businesses and American citizens to confidently ship goods across state lines and throughout America. Holland wants to especially thank its 5,200 plus professional truck drivers spanning the U.S.A. from Minnesota to Alabama and Missouri to North Carolina for their continued hard work, dedication to safety, service and integrity and for all they do to make Holland the leader in next-day delivery.