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America's Road Team Captains

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America's Road Team Captains

America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

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About America's Road Team

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The name America's Road Team is meant to symbolize America's 3.1 million professional truck drivers and to serve as a rallying point for the spirit of professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver America's freight safely, securely and on time. Professional truck drivers actively represent their industry daily on the nation's highways. They are an untapped resource in spreading the trucking industry's message of safety, essentiality, sustainability and professionalism. That's where America's Road Team fits in.

America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

American Trucking Associations, the voice of the trucking industry, created America's Road Team in 1986 to reach out to the trucking industry and the motoring public.

We are grateful to Volvo Trucks North America for sponsoring the America's Road Team.

Featured Captain

Jeff Payne is a featured captain of America’s Road Team. Jeff has been a professional truck driver for 24 years and has accumulated more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Reddaway. Jeff calls Cedar City, Utah home where he lives with his wife Rhonda.

Jeff is a prolific state and national truck driving championships competitor and was the 2014 Neil Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award recipient. He is a two-time Utah Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion and is a 14-time state champion. Jeff was the 2011 Twins class champion at the National Truck Driving Championships and was a National Truck Driving Championships top five finalist in 2013. He was named Utah Trucking Association truck driver of the month in 2002.

Jeff recently attended the Road to Supply Chain Excellence Event in Long Beach, CA and volunteered at New Mexico’s annual truck driving championships. He is an active member of America’s Road Team and continues to participate in safety and industry events.

In The News

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A Truck Driver’s View on New Distracted Driving Smart Phone Features

Hearing the news that a technology leader such as Apple developed a software update that will promote safer driving is amazing. As a truck driver, I have to be very aware of my surroundings at all times, and the risk added to doing my job by other motorists texting and driving goes up dramatically for myself and everyone else on the road. Being able to prevent accidents and save lives is my main focus, so having tech companies create features on phones that will prevent distracted driving is a great idea that should receive more attention. I hope this is the first of many steps technology companies take in eliminating the distracted driving epidemic.


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