YRC Reimer Sends Outstanding Drivers to Canada's 2010 National Professional Truck Driving Championships
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 14, 2010 - YRC Reimer, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW), announced today that three of its professional drivers will compete at the 2010 Canadian National Professional Truck Driving Championships. Hosted this year by the Manitoba Trucking Association, the events will be pheld Sept. 16-19 at the Canad Inns Polo Park and Stadium in Winnipeg.
Representing their provinces and YRC Reimer in the 2010 national championships are:
Harvey Gording - City driver from Regina, Saskatchewan, competing in the Single/Tandem class
- Larry Radons - City driver from Regina, Saskatchewan, competing in the Straight Truck class
- Rob Trager - City driver from Winnipeg, Manitoba, competing in the Single/Tandem class
Gording and Radons are both two-time past Canadian National Grand Champions.
To qualify for the national championships, drivers placed first in their respective classes at provincial competitions. Drivers will compete for national titles in seven different classes of vehicles and for the overall title of National Grand Champion.
"We would like to congratulate Harvey, Larry and Rob on their dedication to safety and wish them continued success as they compete at the Canadian national championships," said Mike Smid, president-YRC Inc., and chief operations officer-YRC Worldwide. "As representatives to the Canadian national competition, they join an elite group of drivers who continue to set the standards for safety and professionalism by which all others are measured. It's a remarkable accomplishment."
Both the provincial and national competitions include challenging driving skills and maneuvering tests, a pre-trip inspection and a written examination covering vehicle operation and safety regulations. To participate in the competitions, drivers must be accident-free for one year.
About YRC Reimer
YRC Reimer is a leading Canadian provider of industrial, retail and commercial transportation services offering seamless shipping between Canada and North American and global markets. As part of YRC, YRC Reimer brings Canadian shippers the strength of the integrated YRC network and the supply chain advantages of simplified access to flexible, efficient solutions.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. 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. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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