YRC Worldwide sends 31 drivers to the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that 31 of its professional drivers will compete at the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The competition will be held August 20 — 24 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. “We would like to extend our congratulations to our remarkable team of drivers competing at the National Truck Driving Championships,” said James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. “We have made significant improvements in safety and it remains a top priority for us. The continued commitment of our drivers to keeping our highways safe and providing the highest level of service to our customers is what makes us an organization Powered by Professionals, and we thank them for this achievement.”

Now in its 76th year, the NTDC and affiliated state truck driving championships 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.  

To qualify for the national championships, drivers must place first in their respective class at 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.

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