Overland Park, Kan., October 3, 2011 - YRC Reimer, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), announced today that Larry Radons placed 4th in the Straight Truck Category in the Canadian National Professional Truck Driving Championships held September 9 - 11th in Calgary, Alberta.
Mr. Radons, a city driver from Regina, Saskatchewan, placed second in last year's competition. He has been with Reimer since 1975 and has competed at nationals since 1978. Mr. Radons was named National Grand Champion three times and has won National Champion in his class five times. He also received the Volvo Driver of the Year Award for Saskatchewan in 2003.
"We congratulate Larry Radons on once again making a strong finish at the championships," said James Welch, chief executive officer - YRC Worldwide. "Larry's dedication and commitment to safety demonstrates the professionalism we are committed to delivering to our customers."
In total there were 34 drivers participating in the competition. Each participant completed a written test, a practical truck inspection, and the driving course competition consisting of seven obstacles.
In order to be eligible to compete, a driver must be accident-free for one year, be legally licensed to operate the class of vehicle for the event in which he/she is competing and must compete in the jurisdiction in which their license was issued.
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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 one of the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) networks 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.