Stevens Worldwide Van Lines recently named James Van Haaren II as the company’s “Professional Van Operator of the Year” for 2011.
Van Haaren, who resides in Essexville, Mich., works for Stevens’ headquarters hauling fleet, and provides moving services for customers across the country.
Van Haaren has worked at Stevens since 1986 and also was the company’s Professional Van Operator of the Year in 2000 and 2008.
Van Haaren is the father of six children and has four grandchildren. Van Haaren’s son James Van Haaren III has worked as a Stevens packer and helper alongside his father since 2007.
Achieving the Professional Van Operator of the Year status means that Van Haaren not only provided quality customer service, but also achieved exceptional scores on a set of criteria that includes safety, number of shipments, weight hauled and claims.
Van Haaren won this honor from among professional van operators and brokers from among the Stevens’ corporate and company-owned fleet and nearly 150 agents across the country.
In 2011, Van Haaren was on the road for 244 days providing service to moving customers. He was consistently rated extremely high on customer satisfaction and had a very minimal number of claims.
Other top Stevens’ Professional Van Operator of the Year honors go to:
1st Runner Up -- Charles Austin, from Gasperson Transfer & Storage in Asheville, S.C. Austin, who resides in Balsam, N.C., was Stevens’ Professional Van Operator of the Year for 2010.
2nd Runner Up – Richard Ayala, from Stevens’ headquarters hauling fleet. Ayala, who resides in Bay City, Mich., was the company’s Professional Van Operator of the Year in 2004.
3rd Runner Up – Harvey C. King, from Stevens’ headquarters hauling fleet. King resides in Richmond, Va.