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 drivers.
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.
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 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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