Roadrunner Transportation Systems Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and Awards Drivers of the Year

Sep 5

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and Awards Drivers of the Year

Company drivers and independent contractors to be celebrated at locations across the country during the week of September 9 – 13th.

DOWNERS GROVE, IL—September 5, 2019—Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (“Roadrunner” or the “company”) (NYSE: RRTS), is proud to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) and present deserving drivers with the prestigious Driver of the Year Award. NTDAW is an annual industry celebration dedicated to recognizing the vital and dedicated work performed by truck drivers.  

“It is extremely important to our team to make National Truck Driver Appreciation Week all about honoring and thanking drivers across the industry for their commitment to the safe transportation of goods,” said Mike Gettle, President and COO of Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

“This is the second year that we have chosen to recognize a select group of drivers that performed above and beyond in the last 12 months,” continued Gettle. “This year’s winning drivers received outstanding ratings in the key categories such as safety, documentation, on-time service, communication, professionalism, team work and integrity. We are exceptionally proud to recognize these drivers for their explementary performance.”

The winning drivers and their home locations are below:

  • Marcus Williams – Houston, Texas
  • Kevin Phu – Commerce, California
  • Ravindra (Ravi) Megha – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Henry Gantner – Dallas, Texas
  • Mike Schmidt – Burlington, Wisconsin
  • James Hyde – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Shawn Beard – Brandon, South Dakota
  • Wes Coffee – Brandon, South Dakota
  • Thomas Delong – Mars Hill, Maine
  • Kelvin Vann – Norcross, Georgia
  • Carey Vandgiler – Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Chad Moore – Kokomo, Indiana
  • Juan Jasso – El Paso, Texas
  • Clarissa and Bill Keuhs – Belleville, Michigan

Driver-focused events will take place throughout the week at more than 120 company locations from coast to coast. All company drivers and independent contractors are invited to attend the celebratory events, which will include cookouts and driver giveaways.

About Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider offering a full suite of solutions under the Roadrunner®, Active On-Demand® and Ascent Global Logistics® brands. The Roadrunner brand offers less-than-truckload, over-the-road truckload and intermodal services.  Active On-Demand offers premium mission critical air and ground transportation solutions. Ascent Global Logistics offers domestic freight management, retail consolidation, international freight forwarding and customs brokerage. For more information, please visit Roadrunner’s websites, www.rrts.com and www.ascentgl.com.

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DOWNERS GROVE, IL – May 1, 2019 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (“Roadrunner” or the “company”) (NYSE: RRTS) has announced their investment in additional fleet assets to improve the driving experience and keep freight moving efficiently throughout its networks.

Adding new equipment to its fleet is expected to help increase safety, reduce breakdowns, improve fuel efficiency and provide a better driver experience. The upgraded fleet is also expected to help increase driver productivity and on-time delivery while reducing maintenance costs.

Capital plans for 2019 include the acquisition of over 500 sleeper and day cab tractors and the acquisition or refinancing of over 2,100 dry and refrigerated trailers. The introduction of these assets will reduce overall tractor fleet age and add efficient capacity across all business segments.

“Investing in our fleet is one of the many ways we are focusing on putting our customers, company drivers and independent contractors first. We are extremely proud to introduce newer equipment to help us improve our fleet safety, reliability and efficiency,” said Michael Gettle, President and COO of Roadrunner Transportation Systems. 

Gettle continued, “Since forming in 2017, our experienced and knowledgeable Enterprise Fleet Services team has added a tremendous amount of value to our organization and continues to help streamline our purchasing of equipment, fuel and maintenance. Over the last few years, this team has helped us leverage our collective purchasing power and partner with best-in-class equipment vendors. This team’s efforts have yielded extremely positive impacts on the quality of equipment, fuel and maintenance programs that we are able to offer drivers who choose to partner with Roadrunner.”

About Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics provider offering a full suite of services and solutions under the Roadrunner®, Active On-Demand® and Ascent Global Logistics® brands. The Roadrunner brand offers less-than-truckload, over-the-road truckload and intermodal services. Active On-Demand offers premium mission critical air and ground logistics solutions. Ascent Global Logistics offers domestic freight management, retail consolidation, international freight forwarding and customs brokerage. For more information, please visit Roadrunner’s websites, www.rrts.com and www.ascentgl.com.

Media Contact: 
Scott Goldberg
scott@salmonborre.com
(847) 347.3333

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Contact:
Chelsea Mitchell
cmitchell@rrts.com
(816) 341.2356

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