ATA Share the Road Truck Delivers for Wreaths Across America

Dec 13, 2013, 14:51 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' Share the Road Truck is en route from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery carrying a special shipment of handmade wreaths as a part of the Annual Wreaths Across America tour.


"ATA is proud to participate in this wonderful annual event," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "For nearly a decade our members and drivers have helped deliver wreaths to ensure that during the holidays, we remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country."

ATA, along with over 100 motor carriers, are delivering more than 500,000 wreaths to over 900 veterans' cemeteries and locations nationwide.

"Our nation's fallen servicemen and women gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and Mack is honored that our truck transports these wreaths to help signify our gratitude," said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing.

The convoy from Maine is expected to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery at 8:30 AM on December 14. ATA staff and other volunteers will join military members, Boy Scouts and various service organizations in unloading and laying wreaths on the graves of America's heroes.

"It is truly an honor to be part of the Wreaths Across America convoy to Arlington Cemetery," said Eddie Hosegood, a professional driver with Publix Supermarkets. "The number of professional truck drivers, trucking companies and volunteers who joined together to honor our fallen soldiers is touching.  This is a very rewarding way to start the holiday season."

Professional truck drivers are available for interviews.

The American Trucking Associations' Share the Road is a highway safety program that delivers life-saving messages to hundreds of U.S. cities and reaches millions of motorists annually, designed to educate automobile drivers about sharing the roads safely with trucks.  The program, sponsored by Mack Trucks, Inc. and Michelin North America Inc., is represented by an elite team of professional truck drivers with millions of miles of accident-free driving. Follow the Share the Road on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

SOURCE American Trucking Associations