YRC Freight professional drivers named to America’s Road Team
YRC Freight announced that professional drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin have been selected to serve as America’s Road Team Captains by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Bramwell and Conklin join an elite group of 18 Captains — million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers — who are chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety to motorists. For the next two years, they will travel the country speaking on behalf of the trucking industry to the community, news media and public officials. “Byron and Don are true champions of safety and are among the best drivers in the business. We are honored that they are representing YRC Freight as Captains on America’s Road Team,” said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. “Their commitment to quality, unparalleled customer service and unmatched enthusiasm for the trucking profession make them remarkable ambassadors to the industry. We salute Byron and Don and thank them for their continued dedication to keeping our highways safe.” Byron Bramwell, based in Kansas City, Missouri, has been a professional truck driver for nearly 35 years and has been with YRC his entire career. He has participated in 23 consecutive state driving championships and was named Missouri Grand Champion in 2010. Bramwell actively trains and mentors young drivers and was a member of the Kansas Road Team. Donald Conklin, based in South Bend, Indiana, is a three-time Indiana Truck Driving Championship winner. With YRC Freight for 18 years, he has driven more than 2 million accident-free miles over the course of his 25-year career as a professional truck driver. Conklin is an active member of the company’s safety committee and uses his experience to help others improve their safety skills. The ATA created America’s Road Team in 1986. It continues with the support of Volvo Trucks North America. The team represents America’s 3.4 million professional drivers and serves as an example of the professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver America’s freight safely and on time.