LEBANON, Pa., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:YRCW) – The New Penn name will be proudly displayed tomorrow at the April 23rd "Bring Your Kids to Work" event at the Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa. A New Penn truck and trailer will be on display at the request of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Enforcement Bureau (PUC). Employees will demonstrate to children how roadside vehicle inspections are performed. New Penn is pleased to provide the demonstration rig in support of the event, encouraging interest in trucking among the children attending, and to remind all participants of New Penn's focus on promoting safe operations.
"Safety and providing the highest level of quality service to our customers are top priorities at New Penn," said Don Foust, president of New Penn. "We are excited about this event and the opportunity it brings to share the important role we play in commercial vehicle safety on our highways."
"We regularly get requests to provide equipment for special events, either to help with transportation, or for demonstration or display purposes," said Rich Rombach, a New Penn safety supervisor. "This is a wonderful occasion for New Penn equipment to be on display and a great opportunity to remind children that safety is a key component of the trucking industry."
New Penn supports a variety of government agencies and other organizations to both promote safety and build industry relationships. New Penn's involvement in the PUC event was coordinated through the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, an organization New Penn plays an active part in. Through other agencies, New Penn provides both equipment and safety demonstrations for local police departments. In May, Pennsylvania State Police cadets will become more familiar with truck operation and safety courtesy of loaned equipment from New Penn.
"Aside from supporting the events, we appreciate the opportunity they present to network with trucking professionals and law enforcement representatives," explained Rombach. "This helps us build strong, positive, mutually beneficial working relationships."
About New Penn
New Penn, a regional less-than-truckload motor carrier based in Lebanon, Pa., provides industry-leading reliability and next-day service through a network of 25 service centers in the northeastern United States, Quebec, Canada and Puerto Rico. New Penn is widely regarded as one of the most efficiently operated transportation providers and has one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. A recipient of the Quest for Quality Awards from Logistics Management magazine for 20 years, New Penn received two performance excellence recognitions in 2014 in the categories of Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional LTL Carriers and Expedited Motor Carriers. For more information, visit www.newpenn.com. New Penn is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.
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