American Trucking Associations Announce Finalists for 2013-2014 America's Road Team

Oct 31, 2012, 14:00 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations today named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become Captains on the 2013-2014 America's Road Team.  America's Road Team, a group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records, was created in 1986 to represent the trucking industry and is sponsored by Volvo Trucks.

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The 32 professional truck drivers now move on to the final round of the selection process, which will be held January 6-8, 2013 in Arlington, Va.  A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the contestants on their knowledge of the trucking industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry's messages and overall safe driving record.

The newly chosen 2013-2014 America's Road Team will be announced on January 9th.  New Captains, after receiving their signature, navy blue America's Road Team blazer, will begin their two year term working to share the industry's message of safety, essentially and sustainability with the motoring public, news media, business and community leaders, public officials and their fellow drivers across the nation.

"America's Road Team represents the best of the best," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.  "The 32 professional drivers selected as finalists all have impressive driving records, share a passion for safety and are engaged in their communities. We are honored to have them participate in this prestigious selection process."

To be nominated to serve as an America's Road Team Captain, professional truck drivers must be employed or leased to an ATA member company.  Each nominee should have an excellent safety record, and should demonstrate an ability to communicate his or her commitment to safety and passion for the industry.  Nominees should also portray a positive image of the professional truck driver in all that they do.

2013-2014 America's Road Team Finalists:



Home City, State

Bigalk, Mark    

FedEx Ground     

White Bear Lake, MN

Biggerstaff, Don     

ABF Freight System, Inc.  

Maiden, NC

Borman, John,           

Koch Trucking         

Lino Lakes, MN

Bramwell, Byron      

YRC Freight              

Centerview, MO

Carlson, Ted        

FedEx Freight            

Vancouver, WA

Conklin, Donald        

YRC Freight         

LaPorta, IN

Dean, Kevin           

YRC Freight        

Rockmart, GA

Evans, Herschel   

Holland, Inc.        

Bremen, GA

Galbraith, Mick           

Con-way Freight        

Knoxville, TN

Hamilton, Paul       

YRC Freight           

Sun City, CA

Halford, Jeffrey     

Con-way Freight         

Meridian, ID

Hatfield, Loren       

ABF Freight System, Inc.     

Maumelle, AR

Kirk, Neil           

Penske Logistics      

Middletown, NY

Klang, Stephanie           

Con-way Truckload        

Diamond, MO

Lex, John            

Walmart Transportation     

Monroe, GA

Logan, Don   

FedEx Freight           

Eskridge, KS

McKown, John            

UPS Freight          

Mechanicsburg, PA

Miles, Rod              

Con-way Freight          

Lauderhill, FL

Miller, Thomas   

Prime, Inc.       

Bunkerhill, IL

Miskiewicz, Kevin           

YRC Freight         

Royersford, PA

Morrow, Bradley        

Con-way Freight         

Fargo, ND

Putnam, Christine      

Walmart Transportation     

Hesperia, CA

Savill, Paul                

UPS Freight         

Hamilton, OH

Schmeckenbecher, Otto   

ABF Freight System, Inc.   

Little Rock, AR

Schutte, James           

UPS Freight    

Indianapolis, IN

Starr, James                

Groendyke Transportation   

Wichita, KS

Stine, Todd                     

Carbon Express        

Altoona, PA

Weeks, Clarence "Eddie"     

AAA Cooper      

Silver Springs, FL

Weis, Kirk             

ABF Freight System, Inc.   

Rio Rancho, NM

Wick, Nathan             

UPS Freight               

Isanti, MN

Williams, Dale     

Trimac Transportation  

Centerville, AL

Wold, Bryan                     

Con-way Freight      

Reiles Acres, ND

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!


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