Holland Supports Trucking Moves America Forward With 20 Trailer Wraps


Holland has purchased 20 trailer wraps helping to share the importance of the Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) image campaign. Every day millions of trucks travel across the United States helping to move America forward. A great number of those are Holland trucks. We agree with the TMAF in seeking “to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) program. Holland is wrapping 20 of our newest trailers with the ‘It takes 7 million people to move America’ message. We hope this message reaches hundreds of thousands of Americans, enhancing understanding and appreciation of the many hardworking professional drivers in the trucking industry–like those who drive for Holland,” said Holland president Scott Ware.

“Holland’s commitment to sharing the ‘Trucking Moves America Forward’ campaign not only demonstrates their enthusiasm for trucking, but I also believe it is the kind of spark that will continue to educate the American public that trucking is safe, essential and making an impact on our carbon footprint,” said Kevin Burch, First Vice Chairman of the American Trucking Associations. “The passion Holland is showing with their commitment to the campaign is further evidence that Holland is part of the strong trucking community and wants to bring positive recognition to the more than 7 million people who work in it.”

Ware added, “Holland employees and drivers work to bring industry-leading, quality next-day service to our customers. Holland drivers make safety a number one priority. It is only fitting that Holland professional drivers share the importance of trucking in our economy with these 20 new ‘It takes 7 million people to move America’ rolling billboards. Our drivers will take great pride in showcasing their expertise while delivering Holland customers’ goods across our great service region with these trailers.”

The Trucking Moves America Forward campaign launched in March 2014 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky to inform policymakers and the public about the many contributions trucking makes to our daily lives. Trucks are critical to our national and global economy, to our families, to our businesses and so much more.

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).

Dayton Daily News: Dayton trucking firm want to help Flint

Dayton trucking firm want to help Flint

Kevin Burch, president of Dayton’s Jet Express Inc., wants to send bottled water to Flint. He’s looking for local donations. Credit: THOMAS GNAU/STAFF


The president of a Dayton trucking firm knows just what he wants to truck up to Flint, Mich. — bottled water, and lots of it.

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., said he intends to ship as many pallets of bottled water north to his hometown of Flint as he can.

He is asking for donations of water to be left at 4518 Webster Street offices, but only during business hours.

Nearly two years ago, Flint city officials, under the guidance of a state-appointed emergency fiscal manager, switched their city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the nearby polluted Flint River.

City water is eroding old iron main pipes, with lead leaching from the pipes into the water, observers say. The city’s 100,000 residents cannot drink from their taps. The National Guard is handing out bottled water, and the state is scrambling to deal with the situation.

“I tell you what, that town is hurting,” Burch said.

Burch wants to do what he can from Dayton, encouraging donations of water for a week or so before taking the water north to Michigan.

He estimates that about 45,000 bottles of water would fill a truck trailer. He would donate the services of a driver and the use of a truck and trailer to ship the water to Flint, probably to a United Way office in the area, he said.

It’s a trip of about 252 miles or about 3.75 hours one way.

“I’ve got a game plan,” he said. “I’ve got to plot it out.”

He said he will personally buy a couple of pallets of water. He also hopes to enlist the help of Dayton Freight, which has a terminal or service center in Flint.

Link: Dayton Daily News