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ART Captains 2017

2017-2018 America's Road Team Captains

Steve Brand, FedEx Freight

James Moore, Saia LTL Freight
Jon Brockway, Walmart Transportation LLC Chris Outen, FedEx Freight
John Gaddy, Carbon Express, Inc. Charlton Paul Jr., UPS Freight
Scott Harrison, K Limited Carrier Ltd Jeffrey Payne, Reddaway, Inc.
Rhonda Hartman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Stephen Richardson, Big G Express, Inc.
Gary Helms, Covenant Transport, Inc. Michael Sheeds, Werner Enterprises
Bill Krouse, YRC Freight Steven Smalley, ABF Freight System, Inc.
David Livingston, TCW, Inc. Gary Smith, Garner Trucking, Inc.
Charles Lobsiger, Walmart Transportation LLC Earl Taylor, Penske Logistics
Timothy Melody, ABF Freight System, Inc. Tim Taylor, FedEx Freight




Steve Brand
FedEx Freight


Steve Brand has been a professional truck driver for 27 years and has accumulated more than 3.8 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for FedEx Freight.

Steve Brand is an annual competitor at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships and has received his 19 Year Safe Driving Award from FedEx Freight. He was the 2016 winner of the Sportsmanship and PreTrip awards at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships and participates in the Make-A-Wish Fun Drive and the Safety Drive for a Cure. He won the Ohio 3-axle class in 2014. Steve also volunteers at the Ohio State Fair as a no-zone safety exhibitor.

Steve lives with his wife, Beth, in Union, Ohio. They have one daughter and two sons.

John Brockway
Walmart Transportation


Jon Brockway has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Walmart Transportation.

Jon is a member of the Walmart Road Team and is a recipient of the Walmart Transportation 1 Million Safe Miles Award. He was the Maine Motor Carriers Association Driver of the Month in March of 2013 and was the Lewiston, Maine Walmart Driver of the Year in 2013. Jon is a new hire trainer and mentor and two-time winner of his local truck driving championship.

Jon lives with his wife, Holly, in Westbook, Maine. He has one stepson.

John Gaddy
Carbon Express


John Gaddy has been a professional truck driver for 39 years and has accumulated more than 3.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Carbon Express Inc.

John was the 2015 New Jersey Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year and is a member of the Carbon Express Accident Review Board. He has also received the American Trucking Associations 3 Million Miles Safe Driving Award and the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of Four Chaplains. John is a pastor at 1st Baptist Church in Anderson, New Jersey and his ministry has allowed him to serve on mission trips to war torn Liberia and in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Throughout his almost 40 year career, he has received safety awards from each of the companies for which he previously worked.

John lives with his wife, Patricia, in Asbury, New Jersey. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Scott Harrison
K-Limited Carrier


Scott Harrison has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for K-Limited Carrier.

Scott was the 2014 K-Limited Carrier Driver of the Year and is an active member of the trucking community in Ohio. He is also a two-time finalist for the National Tank Truck Carriers Driver of the Year and was designated the K-Limited “Rising Star” in 2011. Since 2014, Scott has finished in the top 15 each year in the Ohio Truck Driving Championships Tank Truck division.

Scott lives with his wife, Kathy, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have two daughters.

Rhonda Hartman
Old Dominion Freight Lines


Rhonda Hartman has been a professional truck driver for 34 years and has accumulated more than 2.7 million accident-free miles. She is a professional driver for Old Dominion Freight Lines.

Rhonda is a member of the Iowa Road Team and is a recipient of the 4 year safe driving award from Old Dominion Freight Lines. She was the 2nd place finisher at the 2014 Iowa Truck Driving Championships in the Tank Truck division. Rhonda was also recognized for 10 years of safe driving with her previous employer, Walmart Transportation.

Rhonda lives in Des Moines, Iowa and has 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

Gary Helms
Covenant Transport


Gary Helms has been a professional truck driver for 10 years and has accumulated more than 1.3 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Covenant Transport.

Gary Helms is a Million Mile Safe Driving Award recipient and has earned his company’s Safe Driving Award each year of his career. Along with his responsibilities as an over-the-road driver delivering to all states in the continental U.S., Gary is a Master Driver Trainer and Training Instructor for Covenant Transport.

Gary lives with his wife, Linda, in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has two children and four grandchildren.

Bill Krouse
YRC Freight


Bill Krouse has been a professional truck driver for 32 years and has accumulated more than 2.4 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for YRC Freight.

Bill is a 3rd generation truck driver and was named the 2014 Minnesota Truck Driver of the Year. He was the 2015 Minnesota Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion and is a six-time first place finisher at the state championships. In June of 2014, Bill was named the Minnesota Trucking Association Driver of the Month, and in the same year became a certified Smith Safety System Instructor. Bill is also the president of the Shakopee Youth Baseball Association and was a 2016 participant in the Special Olympics Convoy.

Bill and his wife, Sue, live in Shakopee, Minnesota. They have two sons.

David Livingston
TCW


David Livingston has been a professional truck driver for 11 years and has accumulated more than 1.1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for TCW.

David is an eight-time recipient of TCW’s annual safe driving award and is one of the company’s driver trainers and master coaches. He is also a Veteran mentor, helping military veterans transition from their driving roles in the armed services to their responsibilities at TCW. In May of 2016, David competed in the Georgia Truck Driving Championships for the first time.

David and his wife, Jennifer, live in Springfield, Georgia. They have a son and a daughter.

Chuck Lobsiger
Walmart Transportation


Chuck Lobsiger has been a professional truck driver for 34 years and has accumulated more than 3 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Walmart Transportation.

Chuck is a Florida Road Team Captain and was named Driver of the Month by the Florida Trucking Association Safety Management Council in August of 2009. He is an active participant in Trucker Buddy and has been honored as Trucker Buddy of the Month on two occasions. Chuck is an annual competitor in the local truck driving championships hosted by Walmart Transportation and has twice been awarded Best in Show at Touch A Truck.

Chuck and his wife, Vicky, live in Alachua, Florida. They have two daughters, two sons and nine grandchildren.

Tim Melody
ABF Freight


Tim Melody has been a professional truck driver for 27 years and has accumulated more than 3 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for ABF Freight.

Tim is a member of the ABF Freight Road Team and a two-time champion in the Twins class at the Idaho Truck Driving Championships. In 2013, Tim was the Grand Champion at the state level and went on to win 1st place at the National Truck Driving Championships. He is a recipient of the 25 Years Safe Driving Certificate and was given the One Million Mile Award from ABF Freight. Tim is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was trained to drive a wide range of heavy vehicles, including tractor-trailers.

Tim and his wife, Renee, live in Payette, Idaho.

James Moore
Saia LTL Freight


James Moore has been a professional truck driver for 23 years and has accumulated more than 2.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Saia LTL Freight.

James is a linehaul driver and Smith System Certified trainer. He has received the Saia 19 Year Accident Free Safe Driving Award and is the 2010-2011 recipient of the ISAIA award. James is a member of the Saia Safety Team and is an Appeal Review Panel committee member. He was named Saia Employee of the Month in June of 2015.

James and his wife, Joyce, live in Magnolia, Texas. They have three sons and one granddaughter.

Chris Outen
FedEx Freight


Chris Outen has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated more than 1.6 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for FedEx Freight.

Chris is a recipient of the FedEx President’s Safety Award and is a seven-time state truck driving championships champion. In 2010 and 2012, he finished in 2nd place at the National Truck Driving Championships. Chris is also a two-time FedEx driver of the month at his terminal in Portland, Oregon and is a 2015 and 2016 CVSA IDEA award nominee. He was recently honored with the 29 Year Safe Driving Award from FedEx Freight.

Chris and his wife, Sandy, live in Vancouver, Washington.

Charlton Paul
UPS Freight


Charlton Paul has been a professional truck driver for 22 years and has accumulated more than 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for UPS Freight.

Charlton is a member of the UPS All Star Road Team and is a volunteer at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and Touch-a-Truck. He competed in his state truck driving championships in 2015 and 2016, finishing 3rd place in 2015. Charlton is co-chairman of the Comprehensive Health and Safety Process committee and was awarded the 2015 CHSP Award. He is a driver trainer, show steward and is a New York State certified foster parent.

Charlton and his wife, Michele, live in Chester, New York. They have three children.

Jeff Payne
Reddaway


Jeff Payne 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 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 and his wife, Rhonda, live in Cedar City, Utah. They have a son, daughter and two grandchildren.

Stephen Richardson
Big G Express


Stephen Richardson has been a professional truck driver for 25 years and has accumulated more than 1.8 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Big G Express.

Stephen is a member of the Tennessee Road Team and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was named the 2013 Driver of the Year for Big G Express and the 2014 Driver of the Year by the Tennessee Trucking Association. In 2014, Stephen participated as Big G Express’ representative in Wreaths Across America. Stephen competed in the Tennessee Truck Driving Championships in 2015 and 2016 and was named Tennessee Trucking Association Driver of the Year in 2012.

Stephen and his wife, Angela, live in Decatur, Alabama. They have a son, daughter and grandson

Michael Sheeds
Werner Enterprises


Mike Sheeds has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated more than 3.8 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for Werner Enterprises.

Mike was a 2015 TA/Petro Citizen Driver Honoree for a heroic rescue of passengers in a burning vehicle. He has received the One Million, Two Million and Three Million Miles Safe Driving Awards from Werner Enterprises and trained more than 300 student truck drivers. Mike is a four-time President’s Safe Driving Award honoree and has testified several times in front of the Texas House of Representatives. Mike and his wife are former foster parents and remain active in post-adoption groups.

Mike and his wife, Donna, live in Bandera, Texas. They have four daughters.

Steve Smalley
ABF Freight


Steve Smalley has been a professional truck driver for 33 years and has accumulated more than 1.4 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for ABF Freight.

Steve is a member of the ABF Freight Road Team and is a recipient of ABF Freight’s 20 Year Safety Performance Award. He is a five-time champion at state truck driving championships in Arizona and Oklahoma and was the 1995 Arizona Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Steve also received his 24 Year Safe Driving Certificate from ABF Freight and has accumulated more than 26,000 consecutive hours of accident-free driving with the company.

Steve and his wife, Jane, live in Mesa, Arizona. They have seven children and three grandchildren.

Gary Smith
Garner Trucking


Gary Smith has been a professional truck driver for 8 years and has accumulated more than 1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Garner Trucking.

Gary Smith is an annual competitor at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships and was selected to drive the Garner Trucking Freedom Truck in an effort to spread a positive message about the trucking industry. He has been awarded ATA’s Million Mile Safe Driver Award. Gary was also named the 2013 Driver of the Quarter and 2015 Driver of the Year by Garner Trucking.

Gary lives with his wife, Cathy, in Gomer, Ohio.

Earl Taylor
Penske Logistics


Earl Taylor has been a professional truck driver for 35 years and has accumulated more than 3 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Penske Logistics.

Earl is a driver trainer for his company and is a Smith System Certified Instructor. He is a safety team member at his local Penske Logistics terminal, a Florida Truck Driving Championships participant and winner of his company’s local trucking rodeo.

Earl lives with his wife, Toni, in Orlando, Florida. He has a daughter and a son.

Tim Taylor
FedEx Express


Tim Taylor has been a professional truck driver for 25 years and has accumulated more than 2.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for FedEx Freight.

Tim is a Georgia Road Team Captain. He has received multiple awards through his company including the 19 Years Safe Driving Award, 21 Years Service Award, and the Bravo 2010 Award (Pediatric brain tumor drive for cure). He was the 2016 Inez West Written Exam winner, and has consistently placed in the top 3 for the Tanker class at the Georgia Truck Driving Championships.

Tim lives with his wife, Cindy, in Valdosta, Georgia. He has a daughter, daughter-in-law and a son.