(Chicago-May 19, 2005) USF Reddway Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of USF Corporation (NASDAQ: USFC), announced that five of its drivers were awarded honors in the 2005 Idaho Professional Truck Driving Championships held in Boise, Idaho on Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th, 2005. USF Reddaway had 11 drivers competing out of a record number of contestants.
USF Reddaway drivers taking home awards were:
-Daryl Bamett, Boise Terminal, First Place-straight Truck
-Pual Callahan, Boise Terminal, First Place-5 axle
-Dean Goodnight, Boise Terminal, First Place-4 axle
-Leon Beard, Twin Falls Terminal, Best Pre-trip
-Scott Colwell, Boise Terminal, Second Place-3 axle
The three First Place winners have earned the right to compete at the National Professional Truck Driving Championships to be held in Tampa, Florida the week of August 15th, 2005. Also competing in the event for USF Reddaway were Jerry Aguire, Scott Beal, Ron Coles, Dan Istre, and Barry Reissing from the Boise Terminal and Travis Anderson from the Twin Falls Terminal.
Tom Solheim, Director of Safety for USF Reddaways said. "It was an extremely close competition and all our drivers represented USF Reddaway as the true professionals they are".
USDF Reddaway also announced that the company was awarded two first place awards at the Utah Trucking Association's Annual Award Banquet held Friday, May 6th in St. George, Utah. USF Reddaway was presented with the 2004 Industrial Safety Award for companies with less than 225 employees and the Great West Safety Award for LTL carriers-Less than 5.5 Million Miles (awarded in cooperation with the American Trucking Association). Mike Matich, USF Reddaway's Salt Lake City Terminal Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
"USF Reddaway drivers and dock workers are among the finest and most safety conscious in the nation", said Edward R. Fitzgerald, President and CEO of USF Reddaway. "Awards like these reflect the skill, dedication and professional attitude which the employ in handling and delivering freight to our customers every day".