TUALATIN, Ore., Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (YRCW) -- Reddaway professional drivers and safety superstars Jeff Payne, John VanBuren and Dan Istre are competing this week at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Drivers must finish first in their respective classes at their state professional driver competitions to qualify to compete at the NTDC.

Jeff Payne placed first in the Twin Trailers class at the Utah State Truck Driving Championships; John VanBuren placed first in the Straight Truck category at the Oregon State Truck Driving Championships; and Dan Istre won first in the Sleeper class at the Idaho State Truck Driving Championships.