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September 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT

Reddaway Recognizes Professional Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

TUALATIN, Ore., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: YRCW) — Reddaway, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is taking this week to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America's freight safely and securely every day.

"Reddaway drivers are among the nation's safest and most professional drivers. We honor our professional drivers as well as all of our hardworking employees who demonstrate teamwork at all levels to make sure every single shipment gets where it's going safely, on-time, and undamaged," said TJ O'Connor, Reddaway CEO and president. "We thank everyone at Reddaway for their focus on safety and giving their absolute best to make Reddaway the best in the West."

During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, one of the ways Reddaway will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its company's website,, its Facebook page, and Twitter feed. These posts will consist of interesting facts and figures that help illustrate to readers the massive importance the transportation industry has on daily life.

There are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide delivering life's essentials. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage--or over 9.2 billion tons of freight. Eighty percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving.

Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety these drivers guarantee equates to safe, on-time, undamaged goods arriving at their destinations.

Reddaway wants to especially thank its 1,630 plus professional truck drivers spanning from Vancouver to Arizona and California to Colorado for their continued hard work, dedication to safety, service, and integrity and for all they do to make Reddaway the leader in next-day delivery.

To learn more about how essential the trucking industry is, visit

About Reddaway
Reddaway, founded in Oregon City, Ore., has served the Pacific Northwest since 1919. Through its comprehensive regional service center network, Reddaway has built a long-standing tradition of reliable, next-day and two-day delivery services for less-than-truckload shipments in the western United States and Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii. Reddaway, a 19-time Quest for Quality award winner, received the recognition in 2012 from Logistics Management magazine in the Expedited Motor Carriers category. For more information, visit Reddaway is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.

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