YRC, Reddaway and New Penn Professional Drivers Compete at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh

YRC, Reddaway and New Penn Professional Drivers Compete at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh

YRC driver Jesse Ballard Placed 3rd in the 5-Axle Class
YRC driver Stacy Sansom Placed 3rd in the Twin Trailers Class

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 23, 2009 –YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), is proud to announce that 57 of its subsidiaries’ professional drivers competed at the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pa. YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide is proud to announce that two of their drivers have captured top awards at this year’s competition.

Jesse Ballard, YRC city driver from Portland, OR has won 3rd place in the 5-Axle Class. Stacy Sansom, YRC city driver from Shreveport, LA has won 3rd place in the Twin Trailers class.

Ballard has worked for YRC for 16 years and has been in the industry for 17 years. Based in Portland, OR, Ballard has competed at the state level for 4 years and has competed at nationals twice. Ballard is a member of the Oregon Highway Watch and the National Highway Watch.

Sansom has worked for YRC for 9 years and has been in the industry for 16 years, having an injury free career. Based in Shreveport, LA Sansom has competed at the state level in 2001, 2003 and 2007 and has competed at nationals for the past two years. At the Louisiana State Truck Driving Competition, Sansom was named Driver of the Year and had the highest pre-trip score. Sansom is a Trucker Buddy participant, assisting with training and educating other drivers in state competitions.

“We are proud that 57 YRC Worldwide drivers, through their professionalism and commitment to safety, won their state competition and the right to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships,” said Mike Smid, President - YRC Inc., and Chief Operations Officer - YRC Worldwide. “We congratulate these drivers on a job well done. They are examples of the dedication to safety and quality we strive for at YRC Worldwide.”

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the event, also known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” where over 400 drivers compete for national titles in eight vehicle classes of vehicles and the coveted National Grand Champion title. The drivers accumulate points through a written examination, pre-trip inspection test and a skills test.

To compete at the national competition, drivers must be accident-free for the 12 months leading up to the event and place first in their state-level driving championship.

The 2009 YRC Worldwide National Truck Driving Championships Team:

YRC DriversClassService Center
Roger Anderson4-AxleCincinnati, OH
Bob BakerFlatbedSalisbury, MD
Jesse Ballard5-AxlePortland, OR
Neal BeltonStraight TruckIndianapolis, IN
Rick BeukelmanTankerPortland, OR
Randy BriggsStraight TruckSalt Lake City, UT
Shawn CamposFlatbedMaybrook, NY
Mike CicaleseTwin TrailersKearny, NJ
Michael ColeStep VanCharlotte, NC
Don Conklin5-AxleSouth Bend, IN
William CormierTwin TrailersMiddletown, CT
Kevin DeanStraight TruckAtlanta, GA
Casey DubbsStraight TruckBillings, MT
Randy Ebinger5-AxleManassas, VA
Al EvansTankerAkron, OH
Dan FerencziTankerSouth Bend, IN
Duane Foreman3-AxleMinneapolis, MN
Randy Gregory5-AxleOklahoma City, OK
John Guttropf5-AxleDenver, CO
Tim HarrisTwin TrailersTupelo, MS
Rick Herbert4-AxleChicago Ridge, IL
Adam Hyatt4-AxleReno, NV
Daryl Johnson3-AxleOmaha, NE
Bill KrouseFlatbedSt. Paul, MN
Jerry LawrenceTwin TrailersDenver, CO
Alphonso Lewis3-AxleMontgomery, AL
Bill MacDonald4-AxleBellows Falls, VT
Kevin MailandTwin TrailersKansas City, MO
Jeffrey MeffordTwin TrailersCincinnati, OH
David MessmerFlatbedGlendale, AZ
David MillerTankerChicago West, IL
JC MillerTwin TrailersWinston-Salem, NC
Greg Nauertz5-AxleGlendale, AZ
Neil NoguesStraight TruckManchester, NH
Keevin PhillipsFlatbedTrenton, NJ
Keith Powell3-AxleSalisbury, MD
Bruce QuaalSleeperSt. Paul, MN
Mickey Rafeal3-AxleManchester, NH
Tony RemeschFlatbedDecatur, IL
Stacy SansomTwin TrailersShreveport, LA
Rich Seigle5-AxleChicago, IL
Andy SmithSleeperPortland, OR
Lynn SpringerFlatbedPortland, OR
Scott StroupTwin TrailersOmaha, NE
Eddie Thomasson3-AxleCharleston, WV
Paul UnserStraight TruckBoise, ID
Ron VanBibberFlatbedSalt Lake City, UT
Rick WickmanTwin TrailersManchester, NH
Ben WildsStraight TruckPortland, OR
New Penn DriversClassService Center
Will Chrvala4-AxleReading, PA
Marc DiTomasso4-AxleProvidence, RI
Rick Gagnon5-AxleProvidence, RI
Rich WaltonTwin TrailersHarrisburg, PA
Reddaway DriversClassService Center
Ron ColesFlatbedBoise, ID
Scott ColwellSleeperBoise, ID
Ryan Harris4-AxleBillings, MT
Dan IstreTwin TrailersBoise, ID

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About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network 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. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan.