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YRC to Compete in Truck Driving Championships

July 11, 2012
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YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that 24 of its professional drivers have qualified for the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC).

The competition will be held August 7 – 11 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.

To qualify for the national championships, each driver placed first in his respective class -- one of nine categories -- at their state competition. Both the state and national competitions include challenging driving skills and maneuvering tests, a pre-trip inspection, and a written examination covering vehicle operation and federal safety regulations. To participate, drivers must be accident-free, regardless of fault, for one year and through the national championships.

"We are extremely proud of all of our drivers -- their commitment to safety reflects on our dedication to providing the highest level of service to our customers with each and every delivery we make," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "We congratulate this remarkable team and look forward to this premier competition."

The NTDC and affiliated state TDCs are considered one of the industry's largest and most effective safety programs. Known to many as the "Super Bowl of Safety," these annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.

For more information about YRC Freight and participation in the NTDC, visit http://www.yrc.com/about/ntdc/.

The YRC Freight team of qualifiers for the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships:

Driver

State

Class

Tim Brochue 

Michigan

Tank Truck

Jim Bryant 

Nevada

3-Axle

Mike Coakley        

New Hampshire

5-Axle Sleeper

Clint Colson

Oklahoma

5-Axle Sleeper

Casey Dubbs*

Montana

3-Axle                   

Larry Dumont   

New Hampshire

5-Axle

Randy Ebinger

Virginia        

4-Axle

Mike Erick       

Rhode Island  

Twins

Philip Garcia*  

Utah          

Straight Truck    

Robbie Granstrom

Oklahoma 

3-Axle

Jerry Kraetsch 

Minnesota

4-Axle

Duane Maroney 

Minnesota  

Twins

Tim McNamee 

Minnesota

5-Axle

Wilson Meier  

New York 

5-Axle

Kevin Miskiewicz*

Pennsylvania

4-Axle                   

Tom Nestler*   

Illinois                          

5-Axle                   

William Rabya 

Maryland

4-Axle

Dale Reed     

Ohio   

Flatbed

Scott Stroup* 

Nebraska 

4-Axle

Ron Vanbibber* 

Utah    

Tank Truck

Wade Wageman 

South Dakota 

Twins

Marty Warfield 

Illinois   

5-Axle Sleeper

Mike Weir

Delaware

Tank Truck

Jimmy Wisley  

Kansas  

Twins

* Casey Dubbs, Kevin Miskiewicz, Tom Nestler and Ron Vanbibber were Grand Champion winners in their state competitions. Phillip Garcia won the Rookie of the Year award and Scott Stroup received the Professional Excellence and Vehicle Condition Award in their states.

Source: YRC.com
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