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American Trucking Associations Begins Search for Next America’s Road Team

[ February 25, 2016   //   ]

The American Trucking Associations has opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

“Being selected as part of America’s Road Team means joining a group that represents the trucking industry as its greatest ambassadors,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “These elite professional drivers lend a voice to trucking professionals from all segments of the industry and help make trucking a safer, more productive and more respected industry.”

Every two years, the torch is passed to a new group of America’s Road Team Captains, while America’s Road Team Captains from previous classes remain very active within the program – serving as mentors and attending events alongside the newest class. The professional drivers, most of whom have millions of accident-free miles, take a few days away from their companies each month to meet with the motoring public, the news media, students, transportation officials and public policy makers to perform truck safety demonstrations and explain the sustainable role that trucking plays in the nation’s economy.