Reddaway Sends Three Professional Drivers to National Truck Driving
TUALATIN, Ore., July 31, 2013
TUALATIN, Ore., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: YRCW) – Three Reddaway
professional drivers have won first place trophies in their respective classes
at state truck driving competitions in Idaho, Utah and Oregon. Scott Colwell
won in the sleeper class at the 2013 Idaho State Truck Driving Championships.
Jeff Payne won in the twin trailers class at the 2013 Utah State Truck Driving
Championships. John Van Buren won in the straight truck class at the 2013
Oregon State Truck Driving Championships. To qualify to compete at the state
level, all drivers must drive the entire preceding year without a single
With these wins, Colwell, Payne, and Van Buren now qualify to participate in
the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) to be held August 20-24
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scott Colwell has been competing in truck driving competitions for the past 13
years and has had three separate first place state wins prior to this year and
three showings at national competitions. He won Idaho state first place
trophies in the 3-axle class in 2007 and 2009, as well as first in the sleeper
class in 2012 and 2013. Colwell has been in the transportation industry for 26
years, 21 of which he has spent with Reddaway. He has spent his entire
Reddaway career as a local pickup and delivery driver out of the Boise, Idaho
This win marks Jeffrey Payne's twelfth Utah state title, including an 11-year
streak of first place wins in the twin trailers class from 2001 to 2011. In
2011, Payne went on to take national honors in the twin trailers class at the
National Truck Driving Championships. His awards history includes the title of
Utah State Grand Champion for 2003 and 2011. Payne has been in the
transportation industry for 26 years, 19 of which he has spent with Reddaway.
He operates as a pickup and delivery driver out of the Reddaway Salt Lake
City, Utah facility.
John Van Buren has been competing in truck driving competitions for the past
ten years and has three separate first place Oregon state wins prior to this
year and three showings at national competitions. He has won Oregon state
first place trophies in the straight truck class in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2013.
Van Buren has been in the transportation industry for 24 years, 22 of which he
has spent with Reddaway. He has spent his entire Reddaway career as a local
pickup and delivery driver out of the Medford, Oregon facility.
"We are extremely grateful for and proud of the incredible achievements of
these drivers," said T.J. O'Connor, Reddaway President and CEO. "To qualify
for these events requires a profound dedication to safety and honing your
skills...going up against the very best safe drivers in the entire state and
coming out number one is truly an impressive feat. With their unwavering
commitment to service, safety, and constant improvement, Scott Colwell, Jeff
Payne, and John Van Buren exemplify the very best of Reddaway. Team Reddaway
wishes them the best of luck at Nationals in August."
The NTDC is an annual competition of professional truck drivers hosted by the
American Trucking Associations. It will test more than 400 drivers on several
levels including skill behind the wheel, knowledge of safety rules and
regulations, and the ability to spot safety hazards during a pre-trip
inspection. The NTDC is a competitive event, but it is also a fun-filled,
family activity celebrating the achievements of professional drivers and
Fans and supporters of Reddaway professional drivers are invited to follow
their progress at the NTDC on Facebook and Twitter.
Reddaway, founded in Oregon City, Ore., has served the Pacific Northwest since
1919. Through its comprehensive regional service center network, Reddaway has
built a long-standing tradition of reliable, next-day and two-day delivery
services for less-than-truckload shipments in the western United States and
Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii. Reddaway, a 19-time Quest for Quality
award winner, received the recognition in 2012 from Logistics Management
magazine in the Expedited Motor Carriers category. For more information, visit
reddawayregional.com. Reddaway is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.
Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson
LAK Public Relations, Inc.
SOURCE YRC Worldwide, Reddaway
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