America's Road Team Helps Tennessee Trucking Association Educate Motorists During Annual Safety Break

Jun 30, 2010, 14:33 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Tennessee Trucking Association's annual Safety Break, America's Road Team will bring the American Trucking Associations' high-tech Image Trailer to a Nickajack Lake, Tenn. area rest stop. Captains will be on hand to share with motorists their years of million mile accident-free driving.



The high-tech truck will be set up at the rest stop on I-24 eastbound July 2 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, where Captains and representatives of the Tennessee Trucking Association will hand out refreshments to motorists who stop. America's Road Team Captains will also discuss safe passing techniques, the correct way to merge around a truck and safe following distances.

"It's great to be out talking to the motorists who stop at the rest areas," said Frank Silio, a professional truck driver for Covenant Transportation. "My company is based in the area, and I travel the entire country on roads just like these. By interacting with the public at this event, I think we can make a difference and save lives."

America's Road Team Captain Frank Silio (Covenant Transportation) will bring his 1.7 million miles of accident-free driving experience to the event. He is a member of an elite team of million-mile, accident-free truck drivers who deliver the trucking industry's safety message across the country.  

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 Image Trailer, which was donated to ATA by GE Trailer Fleet Services, travels the United States visiting State Capitols, high schools, community events and more. The 53-foot custom drop deck show trailer, fully wrapped in an American flag themed graphic, features a mobile conference room with seven projection screens, educational displays and room for interactive trucking demonstrations. The trailer is pulled by a Volvo VN780 tractor, donated by Volvo Trucks North America.

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