GREENWICH, Conn. — August 15, 2016 — XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) today announced that two of its professional truck drivers each took first place in their competition classes at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The event was held this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Known as the "Super Bowl of Safety," the NTDC began in 1937 and is conducted annually by the American Trucking Associations. The competition brings together some 400 of the nation's most accomplished professional drivers. The participants must win at the state level to advance to the national finals.
Taking home national titles for XPO Logistics this year were two of the company's less-than-truckload drivers:
• Chris Poynor, from Pasco, Wash., winner of the twin-trailer competition class; and
• Jeff Langenhahn, from Stevens Point, Wisc., winner of the tank truck class. Langenhahn was the NTDC Grand Champion in 2014.
Tom Clark, XPO's senior vice president, less-than-truckload operations, said, "We're very proud of Chris and Jeff and the example they set for safe practices in our industry. Winning at the NTDCs requires a laser focus on performance at the highest level. We applaud them and all of our drivers who embody our safety culture at XPO."
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 88,000 employees and 1,440 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. www.xpo.com
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