America's Road Team Captain Jerry Charron Receives Elks Achievement Award in Vermont

Jun 24, 2010, 09:13 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Road Team Captain Jerry Charron, a Con-way Freight driver from Danville, Vt., recently received the Community Achievement Award for Vermont. The award was due, in large part, to the food drive he organized and transported for his community.



Before the Thanksgiving holiday, Jerry parked a Con-way Freight trailer in front of his local Elks club throughout October, collecting food during weekend events. After helping to raise donations for a month, Jerry delivered to a local food bank, which distributed donations to satellite sites throughout the region. Over 7,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food were collected.

"I am honored to receive this award," said America's Road Team Captain Jerry Charron. "I organized this food drive to give back to the community and make sure everyone had enough to eat during the holiday season. I'm glad we were able to make a difference and deliver this food around the state."

Jerry was honored in March at the Annual Elks Club Dinner Awards in St. Johnsbury, Vt. To see a video of Jerry discussing the event, click here.

The America's Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, 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.

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

SOURCE American Trucking Associations