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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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ATA Unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo

Today, American Trucking Associations revealed a new logo and toolkit for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017 and announced the opening of an online store featuring products aimed at celebrating America’s 3.5 million professional drivers.

ATA Adds Bendix as ATA Corporate Partner

American Trucking Associations announced Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix), a leading supplier of commercial vehicle safety technologies, as the newest ATA Corporate Partner and Featured Product provider. The two groups also announced Bendix will continue as supporters of ATA’s image and outreach activities including ATA’s Interstate One Image Truck and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program. The company has also sponsored the National Truck Driving Championship Grand Champion award for the past six years.

Coaching Programs, Teamwork Lead to Safer Highways

A team approach to safety can pay huge dividends for the motoring public, trucking companies, and the truck drivers themselves. At my company, TCW, I’m pleased to report that we established a Master Coach program and are already seeing benefits in the form of improved safety performance and fuel efficiency. In conversations with management, the one reason they always point to for our recent improvements is the Master Coach program, so let me explain what it entails.


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