PITT OHIO Driver to Compete at the 2012 ATA National Truck Driving Championships
One driver qualifies for nationals
Pittsburgh, PA (July 2, 2012) - PITT OHIO is pleased to announce that one of its drivers, Wayne Walston placed second at the Maryland Truck Driving Championships in the 4-axle class. Walston will compete in the 2012 American Trucking Associations (ATA) National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 7-11.
Twenty-three PITT OHIO drivers competed at various ATA Truck Driving Championships throughout Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia and six placed in their respective classes including: Jason Kise (Pennsylvania), David Winebrenner and Wayne Walston (Maryland), Jeff Pentrack (Ohio), and Nick Backes and Paul Norman (West Virginia).
Ronald Uriah, Vice President of Safety and Risk Management, said, "On behalf of PITT OHIO, I would like to thank our drivers, their families as well as our operations and vehicle maintenance personnel for taking the time to represent and support PITT OHIO to make this program a continued success. The annual Truck Driving Championships is both a state and national showcase; an opportunity for the very best of our drivers to represent the skill and dedication of all of the professional drivers and employees at PITT OHIO to fleet and highway safety."
At the Maryland ATA Truck Driving Championships on June 9th, 109 total drivers from various companies competed. PITT OHIO had four drivers participate and two placed with one going to nationals. Wayne Walston, a driver from the company’s Baltimore facility, finished second in the 4-Axle Class and due to a scheduling conflict with the first place winner, Walston will be competing at the national competition for the first time. Additionally, David Winebrenner from Cumberland placed second in the Straight Truck Class.
Dean Yockey, Safety Supervisor at PITT OHIO, said, "All of the drivers did an outstanding job representing PITT OHIO. This was the first year we had drivers compete in Michigan and Indiana. Wayne Walston was a rookie competitor at the Maryland Truck Driving Championship this year and is very excited to head to nationals. I am sure Wayne will do an exceptional job and will work very hard to try and place for that National Champion Trophy in the 4 Axle Class!"
In adhering to their "We´re Always There For You" signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States, Canada and Mexico with The Reliance Network. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at: www.pittohio.com.
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