ATA seeks nominees for America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is now seeking drivers to be part of its 2011-12 America’s Road Team.

America’s Road Team is chosen every two years and in essence, serves as the public face of the trucking industry. Sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, team members, or captains, spend a few days each month meeting the public, the media, students and transportation and government leaders.

Their goal: to promote the industry’s commitment to safety. All team members must be “professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.”

“For over two decades, the America’s Road Team has represented the dedication of America's 3.4 million professional truck drivers,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “By nominating drivers for the Road Team selection process, trucking companies are helping to spread the industry’'s message of safety, essentiality and professionalism. I look forward to this year’s submissions and the great work those selected will accomplish.”

America’s Road Team was started in 1986.

“The trucking industry remains absolutely essential to the United States and its citizens, yet this is not always recognized by the public and government officials,” said Scott Kress, senior vp - sales & marketing, Volvo Trucks North America. “The captains of America’s Road Team, with millions of miles of accident-free driving, are one of the most effective means the industry has to communicate that important information in a down-to-earth way. That is why the best, safest and most dedicated drivers are needed to form the next America's Road Team. As exclusive sponsor of America’s Road Team, Volvo salutes these drivers and the companies who employ them.”

To nominate a professional truck driver, please carefully read the eligibility requirements and fill out the nomination form found at: