Thursday, March 29, 2012
Holland Driver Don Quist Named Michigan Driver of the Month
"I congratulate Don for putting safety first in his work. His safety record reflects his commitment to protecting himself and the people around him. Holland employees understand our responsibility to the general public as well as to each other. Safety ensures our employees go home to their families after every shift. We are also a better transportation provider because of employees like Don. Every mile our drivers safely travel increases the value Holland brings to our customers," said Holland President Mike Naatz.
Don's safety achievements were integral in Holland securing the Great West Safety Award for outstanding achievement in highway safety from the Michigan Trucking Association. As winners in the general commodities category, Holland professional drivers in Michigan logged an astounding total of 21 million miles with the safest record in the region.
In addition to multiple accolades from the Michigan Trucking Association, Don has reached the elite safety milestone of driving 2.8 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.
Based at the Holland facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., Don's ever-changing routes take him all over the Midwest from South Bend, Ind., to St. Louis, Mo., and everywhere in between.
When asked how he maintains such high levels of safety, Don stated that awareness is key: "You need to be aware of your vehicle and the others around you. Be patient, and stay alert."