With more than 160 combined years of experience moving big shipments and more than 58,000 transportation professionals, it’s no wonder YRC Freight receives recognition from all areas of the transportation community.

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YRC Freight Professional Drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin Named to America's Road Team

[01.09.13] YRC Freight today announced that professional drivers Byron Bramwell and Donald Conklin have been selected to serve as America’s Road Team Captains by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Bramwell and Conklin join an elite group of captains—million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers—who are chosen to represent the industry and promote highway safety to motorists. For the next two years, they will travel the country speaking on behalf of the trucking industry to the community, news media and public officials.

Byron Bramwell, based in Kansas City, Mo., has been a professional truck driver for 35 years and has been with YRC Freight his entire career. He has participated in 23 consecutive state driving championships and was named Missouri Grand Champion in 2010. Bramwell actively trains and mentors young drivers and was a member of the Kansas Road Team.

Donald Conklin, based in South Bend, Ind., is a three-time Indiana Truck Driving Championship winner. With YRC Freight for 18 years, he has driven more than 2 million accident-free miles over the course of his 25-year career as a professional truck driver. Conklin is an active member of the company’s safety committee and uses his experience to help others improve their safety skills.

The ATA created America’s Road Team in 1986. It continues with the support of Volvo Trucks North America. The team represents the United States’ 3.4 million professional drivers and is as an example of the professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver the nation’s freight safely and on time.

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