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Holiday Express Annual Driver Awards

Congratulations to our award-winning drivers.

Company Drivers of the Year

Treinen, Mark 2010
Noyola, Joaquin 2011
Zittergruen, John 2012
Thingstad, Cliff 2013
Hawley, Steve 2014
Garry, Tom 2015
Seward, Paige 2016
Hotovec, Robert 2017
Koehler, Gary 2018
Lockwood, Aaron 2019

Owner / Operators of the Year

Martens, Paul 2010
Monson, Tim 2011
Brecke, Paul 2012
Rinehart, Keith 2013
Juchem, Michael 2014
Taylor, Tom 2015
Stammer, Michael 2016
Wagar, Erik 2017
Thingstad, Cliff 2018
Monson, David 2019

Rookie of the Year

Joy, Brad 2015
Larson, Tim 2016
DeVaun, Erik 2018
Godden, Rob 2019

Outstanding Switch Truck Drivers

W. Bucholz/JR. Eldeen 2015
W.Bucholz/T. Linde 2016
T Larson/T Nielsen 2017
W Bucholz/T Linde 2018

Annual Driver Awards Photos

Click on any year header to see our award winners of that year.
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Aaron Lockwood 2019 Company Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express Dispatch, Pat Nicol and 2019 Company Driver of the Year Aaron Lockwood.

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David Monson 2019 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2019 Owner-Operator of the Year David Monson and Holiday Express Dispatch, Pat Nicol.

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Rob Godden 2019 Rookie of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express Office Manager, Vicki Garrelts and 2019 Rookie of the Year Rob Godden.

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Gary Koehler 2018 Company Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2018 Company Driver of the Year Gary Koehler and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Cliff Thingstad 2018 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2018 Owner-Operator of the Year Cliff Thingstad and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Bill Bucholz 2018 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2018 Switch Driver of the Year, Bill Bucholz and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Tim Linde 2018 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Pat Nicol, Paul Anderson, 2018 Switch Driver of the Year, Tim Linde, and Steve Olson.

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Erik-DeVaun 2018 Rookie of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2018 Rookie of the year Erik-DeVaun and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Bob Hotovec 2017 Company Driver of the Year

Pictured is 2017 Company Driver of the Year Bob Hotovec.

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Erik Wagar 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson, 2017 Owner-Operator of the year Erik Wagar and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Tim Larson 2017 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson, 2017 Switch Driver of the Year Tim Larson, and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Paige Seward 2016 Company Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is 2016 Solo Driver of the Year, Paige Seward, Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson, Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Mike Stammer 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson, 2016 Owner-Operator of the year Mike Stammer and Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Tim Linde 2016 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson, 2016 Switch Driver of the Year Tim Linde and Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson.

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Tim Larson 2016 Rookie Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson and 2016 Rookie Driver of the Year Tim Larson.

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Tom Garry 2015 Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson, 2015 Driver of the Year Tom Garry and Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson.

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Tom Taylor 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson, 2015 Owner-Operator of the year Tom Taylor and Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson.

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Bill Bucholz 2015 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson, Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson. and 2015 Switch Driver of the Year, Bill Bucholz.

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Jr. Eldeen 2015 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured is 2015 Switch Driver of the Year, Jr. Eldeen.

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Brad Joy 2015 Rookie of the Year

Pictured (L-R) is Holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson, 2015 Rookie of the year Brad Joy and Holiday Express president Bubs Johnson.

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Holiday Express 2014 Hormel Award

Pictured is Holiday Express' Bubs Johnson and Hormel Reps.

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Steve Hawley 2014 Driver of the Year

Pictured is Holiday Express' Sheila Schichtl and 2014 Driver of the Year, Steve Hawley.

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Mike Juchem 2014 Owner-Operator of the Year

Pictured is Holiday Express' president, Bubs Johnson, 2014 Owner-Operator of the year Mike Juchem and holiday Express V.P. Doug Johnson.

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Tim Nielsen 2014 Switch Driver of the Year

Pictured is 2014 Switch Driver of the Year, Tim Nielsen and Merle "Bubs" Johnson.

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Yvonne Grewell 2014 Rookie of the Year

Pictured is Holiday Express' Bubs Johnson and 2014 Rookie of the Year, Yvonne Grewell.

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Keith Rinehart 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year

Keith Rinehart "Rhino Express" represents our Owner/Operator fleet as driver of the year. Keith started in November of 2009. Since 2009, Keith has driven over 500,000 accident free miles for our company-Thank you! In Keith's off time, he enjoys spending time with his family and then keeps plenty busy with his Christmas Tree Farm! What a "happy" business that would to be in! We appreciate all that you bring to Holiday Express! Again, Thank you!

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Cliff Thingstad 2013 Company Driver of the Year

Cliff started employment at Holiday Express in July of 2010. He came as a student, who was trained by Tom Lewis. Over his time here, he has driven 400,000 accident free miles. We were proud to have him represent our Company this year as our 2013 "driver of the year". If Cliff is not driving truck, you might find him either on the golf course or hanging out with his son and daughter rooting on the "Huskers" during the football season. Very Proud to have you on our team-Thank you Cliff!

Testimonials

Kyle Peterson

Hyline North America

Spencer, IA

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Holiday Express has always been easy to work with. We make many changes in our pick up dates and everything always seems to get done.
The loads of eggs show up in good shape as well.

Holiday Express Photo Gallery

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2019 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2019 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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2018 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2018 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2017 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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2016 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2016 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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2015 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2015 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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2014 Employee Appreciation Banquet view slideshow

Enjoy these photos from our 2014 Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

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Holiday Express on the road view slideshow

Enjoy these driver submitted photographs from across the U.S.A.