ARLINGTON, Va., April 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers from American Trucking Associations' Share the Road Program will attend a Community Awareness Day, April 18 in Waynesboro, Va., to discuss and demonstrate the importance of highway safety and the trucking industry.
"Communities across the country depend on trucking to safely deliver their goods – nearly 80% of our nation's cities and towns have their freight delivered exclusively by trucks," said Herschel Evans, a professional driver with Holland, Bremen, Ga. "Being able to talk to people about what trucking does for them and how to be safe on the roads is an important part of what we do with the Share the Road program."
Share the Road is a safety outreach program of the American Trucking Associations. Sponsored by Mack Trucks and Michelin North America Inc., and supported by TravelCenters of America LLC, HELP Inc., SmartDrive Systems Inc. and Hyundai Translead, Share the Road drivers visit schools and community events across the country touting ATA's message of safety and essentiality of trucking.
"Just like people depend on trucking, drivers like me depend on fellow motorists to share the road safely so we can all reach our destinations," said Share the Road Professional Neil Kirk, Penske Logistics, Middletown, N.Y. "By slowing down, buckling up and being aware of traffic around you, you can do your part to ensure that everyone's journey is a safe one."
"Having the Share the Road truck in Virginia is tremendously important, we're happy to host them," said Virginia Trucking Association President Dale Bennett. "Trucking is important to Virginians and safety is important to all of us, so it is great having these professional drivers here to spread those messages."
For the event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 18, the Share the Road truck will be at the Lowe's Home Improvement Center at 801 Lew Dewitt Boulevard in Waynesboro, Va. The drivers will conduct blind spot demonstrations and educate attendees on highway safety.
Share the Road is a highway safety outreach program of the American Trucking Associations that educates all drivers about sharing the roads safely with large trucks. An elite team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles deliver life-saving messages to millions of motorists annually. The safety program is sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Michelin North America Inc. www.atastr.org. 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