The American Trucking Associations has announced the members of the 2017-2018 America’s Road team, a group of 20 truck operators to serve as trucking industry ambassadors for the next two years.
The newly chosen America’s Road Team Captains will tour the U.S. in 2017 and 2018 in ATA’s Interstate One Image Truck, an American flag-emblazoned Volvo VNL 780 with a truck driving simulator. The Captains, who will remain full-time truck drivers with their various ATA member companies, will speak candidly about the life of truck drivers, the critical role trucking plays in the U.S. economy and industry safety.
The final round of the selection process for America’s Road Team was held January 8-10 in Arlington, Va. A panel of industry officials and trucking industry press judged the finalists on their knowledge of the trucking industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and overall safe driving record.
The 2017-2018 Captains will immediately begin their work in bolstering the trucking industry’s image to the motoring public, lawmakers and the media. The team’s two-year journey will be chronicled on Facebook and Twitter.
The 2017-2018 America’s Road Team Captains are:
Steve Brand, FedEx Freight
Jon Brockway, Walmart Transportation LLC
John Gaddy, Carbon Express, Inc.
Scott Harrison, K Limited Carrier Ltd
Rhonda Hartman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Gary Helms, Covenant Transport, Inc.
Bill Krouse, YRC Freight
David Livingston, TCW, Inc.
Charles Lobsiger, Walmart Transportation LLC
Timothy Melody, ABF Freight System, Inc.
James Moore, Saia LTL Freight
Chris Outen, FedEx Freight
Charlton Paul Jr., UPS Freight
Jeffrey Payne, Reddaway, Inc.
Stephen Richardson, Big G Express, Inc.
Michael Sheeds, Werner Enterprises
Steven Smalley, ABF Freight System, Inc.
Gary Smith, Garner Trucking, Inc.
Earl Taylor, Penske Logistics
Tim Taylor, FedEx Freight