YRC, Reddaway and New Penn Professional Drivers Compete at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- 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 Drivers Class Service Center Roger Anderson 4-Axle Cincinnati, OH Bob Baker Flatbed Salisbury, MD Jesse Ballard 5-Axle Portland, OR Neal Belton Straight Truck Indianapolis, IN Rick Beukelman Tanker Portland, OR Randy Briggs Straight Truck Salt Lake City, UT Shawn Campos Flatbed Maybrook, NY Mike Cicalese Twin Trailers Kearny, NJ Michael Cole Step Van Charlotte, NC Don Conklin 5-Axle South Bend, IN William Cormier Twin Trailers Middletown, CT Kevin Dean Straight Truck Atlanta, GA Casey Dubbs Straight Truck Billings, MT Randy Ebinger 5-Axle Manassas, VA Al Evans Tanker Akron, OH Dan Ferenczi Tanker South Bend, IN Duane Foreman 3-Axle Minneapolis, MN Randy Gregory 5-Axle Oklahoma City, OK John Guttropf 5-Axle Denver, CO Tim Harris Twin Trailers Tupelo, MS Rick Herbert 4-Axle Chicago Ridge, IL Adam Hyatt 4-Axle Reno, NV Daryl Johnson 3-Axle Omaha, NE Bill Krouse Flatbed St. Paul, MN Jerry Lawrence Twin Trailers Denver, CO Alphonso Lewis 3-Axle Montgomery, AL Bill MacDonald 4-Axle Bellows Falls, VT Kevin Mailand Twin Trailers Kansas City, MO Jeffrey Mefford Twin Trailers Cincinnati, OH David Messmer Flatbed Glendale, AZ David Miller Tanker Chicago West, IL JC Miller Twin Trailers Winston-Salem, NC Greg Nauertz 5-Axle Glendale, AZ Neil Nogues Straight Truck Manchester, NH Keevin Phillips Flatbed Trenton, NJ Keith Powell 3-Axle Salisbury, MD Bruce Quaal Sleeper St. Paul, MN Mickey Rafeal 3-Axle Manchester, NH Tony Remesch Flatbed Decatur, IL Stacy Sansom Twin Trailers Shreveport, LA Rich Seigle 5-Axle Chicago, IL Andy Smith Sleeper Portland, OR Lynn Springer Flatbed Portland, OR Scott Stroup Twin Trailers Omaha, NE Eddie Thomasson 3-Axle Charleston, WV Paul Unser Straight Truck Boise, ID Ron VanBibber Flatbed Salt Lake City, UT Rick Wickman Twin Trailers Manchester, NH Ben Wilds Straight Truck Portland, OR New Penn Drivers Class Service Center Will Chrvala 4-Axle Reading, PA Marc DiTomasso 4-Axle Providence, RI Rick Gagnon 5-Axle Providence, RI Rich Walton Twin Trailers Harrisburg, PA Reddaway Drivers Class Service Center Ron Coles Flatbed Boise, ID Scott Colwell Sleeper Boise, ID Ryan Harris 4-Axle Billings, MT Dan Istre Twin Trailers Boise, ID
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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.
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