LEBANON, Pa., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: YRCW) – Employees at New Penn terminals located in Rochester, N.Y.; Springfield, Mass. and Buffalo, N.Y. were recently honored for achieving new safety milestones. These facilities have all passed the one year mark injury-free--a record that continues to hold true today. These safety accomplishments were achieved by the attentive focus and determination of dockworkers, drivers, sales personnel and management.
Rochester, N.Y. reached its one-year milestone on June 21. Springfield, Mass. promptly followed on June 25. Then Buffalo, N.Y. hit their mark on June 28. A total of over 145 employees across these three terminals were honored for their commitment to safety and are receiving commemorative jackets citing the safety record, their terminal name and state. These safety successes were earned during a year filled with blizzards, floods and severe weather making a safety record even more impressive.
"We are incredibly proud of these safety commitments," said Steve Gast, New Penn President. "Safety is second-to-none. To be able to encompass an entire year injury-free is truly an incredible accomplishment. These successes come from having the very best and safest employees in the industry as well as a corporate culture that places safety as Number One. We thank all of the New Penn employees in Rochester, Springfield and Buffalo for giving their best, day in and day out, to make New Penn the leader in safety, quality handling, on-time performance and next-day delivery."
"This safety milestone is a result of everyone working together," said Wayne Waldron, Springfield Terminal Manager. "We advocate safety daily. Our drivers and dockworkers bring safety to the forefront so everyone stays safe and healthy. Each day we ask them to consider their own well-being as well as the health of others. Our employees show the same level of care they would want others to show to keep everyone's families safe. It's these safe working practices that enable us to meet our industry-leading service commitments for our customers and safely return home to our families after every shift. That's what it's all about."Four other New Penn facilities have also celebrated their one-year milestones in the past year. New Penn officers credit ongoing safety initiatives, training programs, employee commitment and workplace policies as reasons for ongoing success. Programs consist of training videos, sophisticated weather and roadway monitoring technologies, regular safety meetings and more.