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Tennessee’s Road Team

2017-2019

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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.

2017-2019  Tennessee’s Road Team Captains

Tennessee’s Road Team is a free statewide highway safety education program sponsored by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation in partnership with Bridgestone.  The Road Team is composed of a select group of professional truck drivers with superior driving records and a desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

Road Team Captains are professional drivers who take the message of highway safety all across Tennessee.

“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.” 

  • Front Row Seated L to R: Dale Moore – FirstFleet, Inc, Barry Morrison – Milan Supply Chain Solutions, Eddie Threlkeld – HUB Group Trucking, Christy McClain – TCW, Inc.  2nd Row Seated L to R: Mark Copas – FedEx Freight, Jeff Stinson – FedEx Freight, Thomas Bell – UPS Freight.  Standing L to R: John Sherow – Covenant Transport, Robert Crabtree – Averitt Express, Jeff Stinson – FedEx Freight, Beth Smith – Old Dominion Freight Lines, Tim Arthur – Goggin Warehousing, Scott Lambert – FedEx Freight, Robert Barrett – Milan Supply Chain Solutions, Cleve McCord – Sharp Transport, Inc, Scooter Fleenor – Walmart Transportation, Ron Bolling – Walmart Transportation, James Warren – Titan Transfer, Jimmy Honeycutt – Danny Herman Trucking, Inc, Gary Richmond – Danny Herman Trucking, Inc, Tim Chelette – Big G Express, Josh Dopp – UPS Freight.

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!