ATA announces America’s Road Team captains

Jan. 10, 2013
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America’s Road Team.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America’s Road Team. This 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.

These 19 captains, with a collective 453 years of experience and more than 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 communication skills, combined with community service and lifetime safety records.

ATA created America’s Road Team in 1986. It continues with the 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.

While maintaining their jobs as full-time professional drivers, the new America’s Road Team captains will now travel the nation 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.

To be nominated as a Road Team captain, 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 professionalism.

The 2013-2014 America’s Road Team captains are:
•Don Biggerstaff, ABF Freight System Inc, Maiden NC
•John Borman, Koch Trucking, Lino Lakes MN
•Byron Bramwell, YRC Freight, Centerview MO
•Ted Carlson, FedEx Freight, Vancouver WA
•Donald Conklin, YRC Freight, LaPorta IN
•Herschel Evans, Holland Inc, Bremen GA
•Jeffrey Halford, Con-way Freight, Meridian ID
•Loren Hatfield, ABF Freight System, Maumelle AR
•Stephanie Klang, Con-way Truckload, Diamond MO
•John Lex, Walmart Transportation, Monroe GA
•Don Logan, FedEx Freight, Eskridge KS
•Rod Miles, Con-way Freight, Lauderhill FL
•Thomas Miller, Prime Inc, Bunkerhill IL
•Otto Schmeckenbecher, ABF Freight System, Little Rock AR
•Todd Stine, Carbon Express, Altoona PA
•Clarence “Eddie” Weeks, AAA Cooper, Silver Springs FL
•Nathan Wick, UPS Freight, Isanti MN
•Dale Williams, Trimac Transportation, Centerville AL
•Bryan Wold, Con-way Freight, Reiles Acres ND

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