YRC Worldwide announced today that 58 of its professional drivers will compete at the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) to be held August 18-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
To qualify for the national championships, each driver placed first in his respective class at state competition. The drivers will compete against nearly 400 others for national titles in eight different classes of vehicles and for the overall title of National Grand Champion.
Both the state and national contests include challenging driving skills and maneuvering tests, a pre-trip inspection and a written examination covering vehicle operation and federal safety regulations. To participate in state competitions, drivers must be accident-free for one year.
"We are proud of all of our professional drivers who participated in the state truck driving competitions. Their passion and motivation to compete is a display of their outstanding driving skills, professionalism and commitment to safety," said Mike Smid, President-YRC Inc., and Chief Operations Officer-YRC Worldwide. "We wish all of our drivers the best of luck at the National Truck Driving Championships."
The 2009 YRC Worldwide National Truck Driving Championships Team: