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Tennessee’s Road Team

2019-2020

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Tennessee’s Road Team is a state-wide highway safety program sponsored by Tennessee Trucking Foundation. The Road Team’s top goal is to create a safer driving environment and save lives on our highways by educating the drivers on how to safely share the road with large trucks.


TENNESSEE ROAD TEAM
Tennessee’s Road Team is a statewide highway safety program started with funding from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions and supported by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation with major funding from Pilot Flying J. The Road Team is composed of professional truck drivers with superior driving records and a desire to spread the word about safety on the highway. These professional drivers are nominated by their TTA Member companies and selected by a team of judges who evaluate their nomination packages. The drivers who are selected will serve a two-year term as ambassadors for our industry in Tennessee.

Introducing Tennessee’s 2019-2020 Road Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Row L to R Seated: Jamie Sowder – FedEx Freight, Cindy Johnson – Covenant Transport. Second Row L to R:  Marion Bowers – FedEx Freight, Tony Ellison, FedEx Freight, John Anderson, TCW, Paula Harper – FedEx Freight. Third Row L to R: Eddie LeSueur – Skyline Transportation, Lamar Ball – HUB Group Trucking, David Brady – Old Dominion Freight Line, John Henderson – TCW, Eddie Lindsey – Big G Express, Tim Cummings, HUB Group Trucking, Michael Mosier – Old Dominion Freight Line, Robert Moxley, Titan Transfer, Donna Wheeler – Old Dominion Freight Line. Fourth Row L to R: Carl Johnson – McKee Foods Transportation, Rick Tetreault – Averitt Express, Inc, David Pugh – UPS Freight, Ken Wheeler – Old Dominion Freight Line, David Gooch – Sharp Transport, Vernon Brewer – UPS Freight, Wayne Covely, Walmart Transportation, Paul Boykin – HUG Group Trucking, Devin Rackley – Averitt Express, Jeff Adams – Danny Herman Trucking and Juan Carlos Morel – FedEx Freight.

These new Captains will serve two active years!

“This is an outstanding group of professional drivers,” said Dave Huneryager, President & CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association. “They are representative of the exceptional men and women in our industry.” 

Road Team Captains

Road Team Captains stress the need for all motorists to demonstrate professionalism and courtesy on the road. They reinforce good safety habits such as always buckling safety belts, never drinking and driving, avoiding aggressive driving. They also discuss the importance of trucking in our nation’s economy and the opportunities presented by a career in transportation.

Many with more than one million miles of accident-free driving — take a few days each month to present at high schools and safety events. They can also bring the NO-ZONE tractor-trailer to the schools they visit. Students are allowed to sit in the cab and experience the size of the vehicle while learning about the truck’s blind spots, stopping distances and other limitations of large vehicles.  At larger events the Captains can bring the Oculus Rift headsets where students can experience a fully immersive, 360-degree simulation that allows players to see where they can and can’t be seen and learn how to steer clear of the “No Zones.” The simulation virtually puts them in the driver’s seat of a tractor trailer on a country road when an eager driver decides to pass, hovering in one of the many blind spots.

Contact Catherine Stuart (cstuart@tntrucking.org) to bring this free highway safety program to your school or organization!