YRC Worldwide Professional Drivers Head to 2019 National Truck Driving Championships
The competition consists of: 1) driver skills challenge; 2) pre-trip inspection; and 3) written exam on subjects such as laws, regulations and vehicle maintenance. Winners are determined based on overall scores at the end of competition. First, second and third-place finishers compete for each class, plus a Professional Excellence award, Vehicle Condition award, Rookie of the Year award, and the ultimate--the Grand Champion award (the competitor with the highest overall score across all classes).
“The National Truck Driving Championships is a highly respected event,” said
The 2019 YRC Worldwide National Truck Driving Championships Team:
|YRC Freight Drivers||State||Class|
|Mike Johnson||New Mexico||3-Axle|
|Neil Nogues||New Hampshire||Straight Truck|
|Paul Unser||Idaho||Straight Truck|
|Wade Wagemann||South Dakota||5-Axle|
|Additional Awards Received at State Competitions|
|Bill Krouse||YRC Freight||Minnesota Grand Champion|
|Kevin Mailand||YRC Freight||Kansas Grand Champion &|
|Highest Field Test Score|
|Kurt Royer||YRC Freight||Maryland Grand Champion|
|Paul Unser||YRC Freight||Idaho Grand Champion|
|Neil Nogues||YRC Freight||New Hampshire First Place Pre-Trip|
|Doug Pohl||YRC Freight||KMCA 40-Year Award|
|Josh Kasinger||Holland||Michigan Rookie of the Year|
|Robert Mitchell||Reddaway||Utah Rookie of the Year|
The National Truck Driving Championships bring elite drivers, the “best of the best,” dedicated safety professionals and their families together for a special week of safety superiority, enhanced knowledge, pride and comradery. Most drivers who attend say that it is one of the highlights of their careers.
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|Media Contact:||Mike Kelley|
Source: YRC Worldwide, Inc.