OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) announces that four of its YRC Freight professional drivers rose to the top five final runoff at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), the “Superbowl of Safety,” at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past weekend.

Those four YRC Freight professional drivers were: Randy Ebinger, 4-Axle, Virginia; Alphonso Lewis, 5-Axle, Alabama; Neil Nogues, Straight Truck, New Hampshire; and Jeff Slaten, 3-Axle, Florida.

After the final runoff, Jeff Slaten earned second-place at NTDC in 3-Axle class.

Final results shared that Alphonso Lewis earned third-place nationwide in 5-Axle at NTDC. Lewis, based in Montgomery, Alabama, was named National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion in 2007. He has placed first in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships five times and earned the title of State Grand Champion in 2005. He is also an America’s Road Team Captain.

YRC Freight professional driver Jimmie Wisley had a perfect score in the Highest Written Exam Award.