Top Truck Drivers Named to New America's Road Team

              Top Truck Drivers Named to New America's Road Team

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Trucking
Associations today announced the Captains 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.


The 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," Graves said. "Today 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

"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 Goran
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

While maintaining their jobs as full-time professional drivers, the new
America's Road Team Captains will now travel the country speaking on behalf of
the trucking industry to the community, news media and public officials. The
Captains will address transportation and safety issues, speaking at community
events and anywhere they can reach the motoring public to share safe driving
tips and offer advice on how to safely share the road with tractor-trailers.

The Road Team Captains also advocate safety to those within the industry at
terminals and truck stops. They speak with fellow drivers, driver training
students and corporate safety officers. They also have the opportunity to
present trucking and safety issues before our public officials, at the
national, state and local levels.

To be nominated to serve as a Road Team Captain, the candidates must be
employed as a company driver or leased owner-operator by a full-dues-paying
member of ATA. Each nominee must have an excellent safety record and
demonstrate an ability to communicate a commitment to safety and

2013-2014 America's Road Team Captains

Name                    Company                  Home City, State
Biggerstaff, Don        ABF Freight System, Inc. Maiden, N.C.
Borman, John,           Koch Trucking            Lino Lakes, Minn.
Bramwell, Byron         YRC Freight              Centerview, Mo.
Carlson, Ted            FedEx Freight            Vancouver, Wash.
Conklin, Donald         YRC Freight              LaPorta, Ind.
Evans, Herschel         Holland, Inc.            Bremen, Ga.
Halford, Jeffrey        Con-way Freight          Meridian, Idaho
Hatfield, Loren         ABF Freight System, Inc. Maumelle, Ark.
Klang, Stephanie        Con-way Truckload        Diamond, Mo.
Lex, John               Walmart Transportation   Monroe, Ga.
Logan, Don              FedEx Freight            Eskridge, Kan.
Miles, Rod              Con-way Freight          Lauderhill, Fla.
Miller, Thomas          Prime, Inc.              Bunkerhill, Ill.
Schmeckenbecher, Otto   ABF Freight System, Inc. Little Rock, Ark.
Stine, Todd             Carbon Express           Altoona, Pa.
Weeks, Clarence "Eddie" AAA Cooper               Silver Springs, Fla.
Wick, Nathan            UPS Freight              Isanti, Minn.
Williams, Dale          Trimac Transportation    Centerville, Ala.
Wold, Bryan             Con-way Freight          Reiles Acres, N.D.

The America's Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks, is a national public
outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share
superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to
spread the word about safety on the highway.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for
the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking
associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice
of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow
ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

SOURCE American Trucking Associations

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