ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, America's Road Team Captain David Boyer was honored with the 2016 Governor's Transportation Safety Award for his lifetime commitment to improving safety on the nation's highways through his work with America's Road Team and his 1.9 million accident-free driving miles.
"Exemplary truck drivers like David Boyer are the public face of our industry and highlighting their safety achievements is one of the best ways to honor these impressive men and women," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "I've had the pleasure of meeting David a few times over the years and I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of this award. His passion for safety in our industry is unmatched."
Boyer, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight, has been a professional truck driver for more than 39 years and demonstrated his commitment to safety by earning various safe-driving awards. In 2009, Boyer took first place in his class at the Virginia Truck Driving Championships and was awarded the 30 Year Safe Driving Award the following year.
The 2016 Governor's Transportation Safety Award winners were selected by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office. The awards honored outstanding professionals in various segments of traffic safety, including winners from specialties such as impaired driving, bicycle safety, law enforcement and media. Boyer was recognized as the Motor Carrier Safety division winner and was chosen based on his hard work, innovation and commitment to saving lives. To see pictures and video from the awards ceremony, visit America's Road Team's Facebook page. Boyer was nominated by Dale Bennett, President and CEO of the Virginia Trucking Association.
"David's prolific safety record and work as part of America's Road Team are two factors that set him apart as an elite professional truck driver," said ATA Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Elisabeth Barna. "He's helped grow the Share the Road program throughout the state of Virginia and has been called on countless times to speak to school groups and communities about how to drive safely near tractor-trailers."
Boyer participates annually in the Mid-Atlantic Charity Fun Drive for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association and God's Pit Crew, a program that provides aid during disaster relief efforts.
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.www.americasroadteam.com.
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. Trucking Moves America Forward.
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations