OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), is proud to announce that professional driver Scott Stroup of Omaha, NE has been named 4-axle champion at the 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). Kevin Miskiewicz of Lansdale, PA placed third in the same class. Stroup and Miskiewicz competed with 425 other professional drivers from across the United States at the event which took place August 7 – 11 in Minneapolis, MN.
Mr. Stroup, who has been in the trucking industry for 33 years, has been with the company for 22 years accident-free. Recognized by YRC Worldwide as a Million Mile safe driver, he received a Professional Excellence and Vehicle Condition award at his state competition before moving on to the national event. Actively involved in his community, Mr. Stroup helps train the cadets at the Nebraska State Highway Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division Academy.
Mr. Miskiewicz, named Grand Champion at his state competition, has been a driver with YRC Freight for 18 years. A Pennsylvania Road Team member, he has competed in every Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championship since 1997 and has been accident-free his entire career. A military veteran, Mr. Miskiewicz is a member of the Royersford VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and is also a member of the American Truck Historical Society.
"We salute Scott and Kevin for their achievements and thank them for their continued commitment to safety," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "We would like to extend our congratulations to all of our employees who participated in this year's event. Their remarkable skill and dedication to keeping our highways safe enables us to provide our customers with the highest level of service each and every day."
The four-day competition tested driver's knowledge of safety, equipment, the industry and driving skills. Now in its 75th year, 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 events inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.
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 participation in the NTDC, please visit http://www.yrc.com/about/ntdc/.
About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucking services provider of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.
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