YRC Worldwide Sends 31 Professional Drivers to the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships

Aug 13, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced today that 31 of its professional drivers will compete at the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The competition will be held August 20 — 24 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

"We would like to extend our congratulations to our remarkable team of drivers competing at the National Truck Driving Championships," said James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. "We have made significant improvements in safety and it remains a top priority for us. The continued commitment of our drivers to keeping our highways safe and providing the highest level of service to our customers is what makes us an organization Powered by Professionals, and we thank them for this achievement."

Now in its 76th year, the NTDC and affiliated state truck driving championships are considered one of the industry's largest and most effective safety programs. Known to many as the "Super Bowl of Safety," these annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.  

To qualify for the national championships, drivers must place first in their respective class at state competition. Both the state and national competitions include challenging driving skills and maneuvering tests, a pre-trip inspection, and a written examination covering vehicle operation and federal safety regulations. To participate, drivers must be accident-free, regardless of fault, for one year and through the national championships.

For more information about YRC Freight and its participation in the NTDC, please visit http://www.yrc.com/about/ntdc/.

The 2013 YRC Worldwide National Truck Driving Championships Team

YRC Freight Drivers          

State  

Class             

Scott Archer

Illinois

Straight truck

Brian Briske

Montana

5-axle

Don Conklin

Indiana

Tanker

Kevin Dean

Georgia

3-axle

John Estep

Illinois

Tanker

Duane Foreman

Minnesota

Tanker

Robbie Granstrom

Oklahoma

5-axle sleeper

George Hale

Mississippi

Straight truck

Dave Hall

Arkansas

4-axle

Mark Hewitt

Ohio

4-axle

Jude Hurst

Kentucky

Twins

Willie Johnson

Mississippi

3-axle

Jerry Jordan

California

5-axle

Henry Mahler

Florida

Flatbed

Duane Maroney

Minnesota

Twins

Tim McNamee

Minnesota

5-axle

Wilson Meier

New York

5-axle

Larry Menter

Maine

Twins

David Messmer

Arizona

4-axle

Neil Nogues

New Hampshire

Straight truck

Jack Rojas

New Mexico

3-axle

Tim Smith

Utah

Flatbed

Paul Unser

Idaho

Flatbed

Robert Williams

Colorado

4-axle

     

Holland Drivers          

State  

Class             

Russell Simpson

Ohio

 5-axle

Bruce Renton

 Michigan

Straight truck

Jim Looks

Michigan

Tanker

Marty Blandford

Indiana

5-axle

     

Reddaway Drivers          

State  

Class             

Scott Colwell

Idaho

Sleeper

Jeff Payne

Utah

Twin trailers

John Van Buren

Oregon

Straight truck

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of successful companies including YRC FreightYRC ReimerHollandReddaway, and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its JHJ joint venture. YRC Worldwide has one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.

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