"We thank our remarkable team of drivers for their continued commitment to safety and congratulate all on their participation in this competition," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "We are dedicated to serving our customers, delivering confidence with every shipment, every day. As demonstrated by the number of drivers competing in the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships, we are an organization Powered by Professionals and take pride in everything we do."
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.
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.
The YRC Freight team of qualifiers for the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships: