Three drivers from carriers with tank fleets named to new America's Road Team
Jan 9, 2013 10:31 AM
In a first, three top drivers from trucking companies with tank fleet operations were selected by the American Trucking Associations to be part of the 2013-2014 America's Road Team. The premier group of professional truck drivers, all with millions of accident-free miles, will spend the next two years representing the trucking industry and delivering its highway safety message to the motoring public.
In all, 19 captains, with a collective 453 years of experience and over 30.1 million accident free miles were selected from a group of 32 finalists who competed this week before a panel of judges from the trucking industry and related fields. The competition included a review of trucking industry expertise and a demonstration of their communication skills, combined with their community service and lifetime safety records.
“America's Road Team represents the best our industry has to offer: pride, professionalism and dedication to making our highways safer for all who travel them,” says ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “Today (January 9) as we honor our newest Captains, I want to congratulate not just these fine individuals, but all those hardworking drivers who strive every day to deliver America's most essential goods safely and efficiently.”
ATA created America's Road Team in 1986. It continues today with the generous support of Volvo Trucks North America. The Team represents America's 3.1 million professional drivers and serves as an example of the professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver America's freight safely and on time.
“It’s an honor to welcome and congratulate the professional drivers who will be serving as Captains of the 2013-2014 America’s Road Team,” said Göran Nyberg, Volvo Trucks president, North American Sales & Marketing. "They are outstanding representatives for the trucking industry. Volvo Trucks also thanks the companies who support these drivers and the America’s Road Team program.”
Newly selected America’s Road Team members include: Don Biggerstaff, ABF Freight System Inc; John Borman, Koch Trucking; Byron Bramwell, YRC Freight; Ted Carlson, FedEx Freight; Donald Conklin, YRC Freight; Herschel Evans, Holland Inc; Jeffrey Halford, Con-way Freight; Loren Hatfield, ABF Freight System Inc; Stephanie Klang, Con-way Truckload; John Lex, Walmart Transportation; Don Logan, FedEx Freight; Rod Miles, Con-way Freight; Thomas Miller, Prime Inc; Otto Schmeckenbecher, ABF Freight System Inc; Todd Stine, Carbon Express; Clarence “Eddie” Weeks, AAA Cooper; Nathan Wick, UPS Freight; Dale Williams, Trimac Transportation; and Bryan Wold, Con-way Freight.
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