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Tennessee’s Road Team


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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’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.

Nominations for the 2019 – 2020 Tennessee’s Road Team will be accepted through Friday, October 5, 2018.  There are 14 Road Team Captains who will be serving their 2nd year along with any new Road Team Captains selected.  We would like to select 14 new Captains including more female drivers and team drivers.  Drivers who are nominated and meet eligibility requirements will go through a selection/interview process on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Nashville at the TTA Office.  Drivers selected will attend 2 days of training also at the TTA office in Nashville on January 15-17, 2019.  Road Team Captains are now serving 24 active months from January 2019 December 2020.

Download a Road Team Nomination packet HERE.

2018-2019  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 Pilot Flying J.  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.


Front Row L to R: Tony Ellison – FedEx Freight, Paula Harper – FedEx Freight. Seated: Vernon Brewer – UPS Freight.  Seated: Ron Barrett – Milan Supply Chain Solutions.  Donna Wheeler – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc, Robert Moxley – Titan Transfer, Inc.   Second Row L to R:  Jeffery Shinholster – HUB Group Trucking, Jeff Stinson – FedEx Freight, Devin Rackley – Averitt Express, Inc, Tim Chelette – Big G Express, Inc, Eddie LeSueur – Skyline Transportation, Inc, Jeffery Adams – Danny Herman Trucking, Inc, Kenneth Wheeler – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc, Ron Bolling – Walmart Transportation, LLC, Josh Dopp – UPS Freight, Cleve McCord – Sharp Transport, Inc, Tim Cummings – HUB Group Trucking. Third Row L to R: Dale Moore – FirstFleet, Inc., Christy McClain – TCW, Inc, David Brady – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc, Carl Johnson – McKee Foods Transportation, LLC, David Gooch – Sharp Transport, Inc, John Anderson – TCW, Inc, Eddie Threlkeld – HUB Group Trucking.

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 ( to bring this free highway safety program to your school or organization!