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ART Captains 2019 20

2019-2020 America's Road Team Captains

William C. Bennett III, UPS Freight; Maytown, Pennsylvania Billy Hambrick, Werner Enterprises; Yoder, Wyoming
Sammy Brewster, ABF Freight; Powder Springs, Georgia Russell James, YRC Freight; Bonner, Montana
Jorge Chavez, Jetco Delivery; Houston, Texas Gary Martin, FedEx Ground; Galt, California
Timothy Chelette, Big G Express; Murfreesboro, Tennessee William McNamee, Carbon Express; Christopher, Illinois
James Clarke, Penske Logistics; Otter Lake, Michigan Tina Peterson, FedEx Ground; Blaine, Minnesota
April Coolidge, USA Truck; Mint Hill, North Carolina Theldorine Sova, Prime Inc.; Sacramento, California
Scott Davis, ABF Freight; Kearney, Missouri Nicolette Weaver, FedEx Freight; New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Douglas Frombaugh, FedEx Freight; Carlisle, Pennsylvania Todd Wilemon, ABF Freight; Fulton, Mississippi
William Goins, Old Dominion Freight Line; Cloverdale, Indiana Ronald Vandermark, UPS Freight; Delran, New Jersey
 
Bill Bennett III
UPS Freight

Bill Bennett has been a professional truck driver for 11 years and has accumulated more than 1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for UPS Freight.

Bill has received many safe driving awards in his career. He is a member of the UPS Freight All Star Road Team and was awarded a 5-year safe driving award from the company. In 2015 and 2016, Bill finished in 1st place in the Tank Truck division at the Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships after finishing in 3rd place in 2014. Bill is also a strong activist on human trafficking issues in his home state, attending two advocacy days at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to meet with lawmakers and speak at a press conference about the issue.

Bill lives with his wife, Jessica, in Maytown, Pennsylvania and has a newborn daughter, Isabelle.

 
 
Sammy Brewster
ABF Freight

Sammy Brewster has been a professional truck driver for 29 years and has accumulated more than 400,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for ABF Freight.

Sammy has received many safe driving awards in his career. He is an ABF Freight Road Team Captain. Before moving to ABF Freight, Sammy received 5, 10 and 15 year safe driving awards from Winn Dixie. At ABF Freight, he is a recipient of the 11 year safe driving certificate and the 10 year Safety Performance Award. Sammy is a 2nd generation truck driver.

Sammy lives with his wife, Jeanette, in Powder Springs, Georgia. He has three children and three grandchildren.
 
Jorge Chavez
Jetco Delivery

Jorge Chavez has been a professional truck driver for 15 years and has accumulated more than 800,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for Jetco Delivery.

In 2017, Jorge served on his company driver committee, helping other drivers in his company communicate to office staff about ways to continue improving.

Jorge is an owner-operator who typically operates in the Southwest region of the United States, often in Texas.

Jorge lives with his wife, Elda, in Houston, Texas. They have a son and a daughter.
 
Tim Chelette
Big G Express

Tim Chelette has been a professional truck driver for 16 years and has accumulated more than 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for Big G Express.

Tim has received many safe driving awards in his career. He was named Tennessee Driver of the Year in 2018 and is a member of the Tennessee Road Team. In 2016, Tim was named Big G Express Driver of the Year. He also founded and plans the St. Jude Motorcycle Ride that has raised more than $16,000. In September of 2013, Tim was named the Big G Express Driver of the Month.

Tim lives with his wife, Teresa, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and has six children and four grandchildren.
 
Jim Clark
Penske Logistics

Jim Clark has been a professional truck driver for 34 years and has accumulated more than 3.6 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for Penske Logistics.

Jim has received numerous safe driving awards, including the Elite Professional Driver Award from Penske Logistics. He has received 5, 10, and 15 year service awards from his company and is a member of the Penske Logistics Safety Team. For the past 12 years, he has served as a Smith System Instructor and road test administrator.

Jim first started his trucking career by driving a single axle grain truck on the family farm. He is a third generation truck driver who typically runs a route from Flint, Michigan to Fort Wayne, Indiana or Toledo, Ohio, but occasionally takes trips outside the region.

Jim lives with his wife, Marilyn Clark, in Otter Lake, Michigan. They have two sons.
 
April Coolidge
Walmart Transportation

April Coolidge has been a professional truck driver for 6 years and has accumulated more than 650,000 accident-free miles. She is a professional truck driver for Walmart Transportation.

April has received many safe driving awards in her career. She is a member of the Arkansas Road Team and was named the USA Truck driver of the month by her previous employer in January of 2018. April has finished 2nd place for the past two years at her company truck driving championship. April also played 12th at the Arkansas Truck Driving Championship in 2018.

April lives in Mint Hill, North Carolina and has a son.
 
Scotty Davis
ABF Freight

Scott Davis has been a professional truck driver for 43 years and has accumulated more than 4,4 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for ABF Freight.

Scotty has received many safe driving awards in his career. He has received a 17 year safe driving award and a 2 million mile safe driving award from ABF Freight. He is a member of the ABF Freight Road Team and was an America’s Road Team finalist in 2017. In 2018, Scotty won 3rd place at the Missouri Truck Driving Championship in the Twins division. He also received a 21 year safe driving award from his previous employer, Fleming Foods.

Scotty is a deacon, Sunday school teacher and music leader at his church. He is also a former youth sports coach and has been active in many trucking industry groups over the years, including Careers on Wheels, the Teamsters, National Safety Council coaching, and as a driver trainer and road test administrator.

Scotty lives with his wife, Marsha, in Kearney, Missouri. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.
 
Doug Frombaugh
FedEx Freight

Doug Frombaugh has been a professional truck driver for over 30 years and has accumulated over 1.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for FedEx Freight.

Doug is an 18-year recipient of the FedEx Freight Safe Driver Award, as well as a FedEx Freight President’s Award winner. He has represented FedEx at the Pennsylvania State Truck Driving Championships for over 20 years. He currently serves as a captain for both the Pennsylvania State Road team and the FedEx Freight National Road team.

Doug lives with his wife, Teri Sue, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They have three daughters.
 
Bill Goins
Old Dominion Freight Line

Bill Goins has been a professional truck driver for over 26 years and has accumulated over 2.6 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Old Dominion Freight Line.

Bill has received consecutive safe driving awards at numerous trucking companies, including Sodrel Truck Lines, Conway Freight, and most recently at Old Dominion. Along with these recognitions, Bill has also competed at the Indiana Motor Trucking Association Truck Driving Championships five times. In 2010 he was named Master Truck Driver and in 2015 he was named Grand Champion and Himmel High Point award winner.

In 2016 Bill was awarded the Old Dominion Freight Line John Yowell OD Family Spirit award, which recognizes employees who embody family spirit through his or her selfless dedication to helping others. Bill was awarded this for his outreach and missionary work in Haiti along with his wife and family. He is a deacon at his local church.

Bill lives with his wife, Missy, in Cloverdale, Indiana. They have a daughter, a son, and one grandson.
 
Bill Hambrick
Werner Enterprises

Bill Hambrick has been a professional truck driver for over 20 years and has accumulated over 1.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for Werner Enterprises.

Bill is a captain with the Werner Enterprises Road Team, where he has worked for over 18 years. He has been named Team Driver of the Month, Trainer of the Month, and Driver of the Month with Werner. He has also received multiple nominations for the Werner Star Award.

As a certified professional driver trainer, Bill has instructed over 150 students, teaching skills such as how to execute a proper pre-trip inspection, close encounter maneuvers, and backing class. He is also the owner/operator of a ranch in Wyoming.

Bill lives with his wife, Debra Ann, in Yoder, Wyoming. They have five children and seven grandchildren.
 
Russell James
YRC Freight

Russell James has been a professional truck driver for 38 years and has accumulated over 1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for YRC Freight.

Russell has accumulated numerous awards during his tenure as a driver, including the 2008 YRC Employee of the Year award and the 2018 YRC Road to Excellence Award. He has represented YRC every year at the Montana Truck Driving Championships since 2005 as well as at the National Truck Driving Championships in 2011 and 2014. He is also active in the community, volunteering with the Blackfoot River Preservation Group and environmental quality improvement and wildlife habitat preservation organizations.

Russell lives with his wife, Diane, in Whitewater, Montana. They have one daughter.
 
Gary Martin
FedEx Ground

Gary Martin has been a professional truck driver for 38 years and has accumulated over 4 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for FedEx Ground.

Gary represented FedEx Ground at regional, state and National Truck Driving Championships. He has won 4 state championships and two 3rd place finishes at the national level. In addition, Gary was named FedEx’s Western Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and 2014. He most recently competed in the 2018 Drive for Freedom Truck Rodeo and won Best Pretrip Inspection and Best Written Test, as well as 3rd place in the Twins class.

As an independent contractor, Gary has a unique perspective of the industry as a carrier, owner-operator, and employer.

Gary lives with his wife, Paula, in Galt, California. They have three daughters.
 
Bill McNamee
Carbon Express

Bill McNamee has been a professional truck driver for over 27 years and has accumulated more than 2.1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver for Carbon Express.

Bill is dedicated to spreading the message of safety throughout the industry, and was the recipient of the Truckload Carrier Association’s Highway Angel Award in 2014. He has been a Trucker Buddy participant since 1997 and currently mentors roughly 100 students in three Illinois cities. In addition, he is a volunteer firefighter and medical first responder with the Coello Fire Department.

Bill lives with his wife, Carrie, in Christopher, Illinois. They have five children and seven grandchildren.
 
Theldorine “Dee” Sova
Prime Inc.

Theldorine Sova has been a professional truck driver for 27 years and has accumulated over 2 million accident-free miles. She is a professional driver for Prime Inc.

Theldorine has received Prime Inc.’s 2017 Highway Diamond of the Year award and was a Real Women in Trucking “Queen of the Road” finalist the same year. She is a member of Prime Inc.’s Driver Advisory Board and Highway Diamond’s program.

Theldorine is the founder of Trucking Divas Rock. Her mission is to motivate women in the trucking industry. She was a member of Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) from 2004-2014. During her time at MADD, Theldorine held several leadership roles ranging from Secretary to President of the organization.

Theldorine lives with her husband, William Sova, in Sacramento, California. They have three daughters.
 
Tina Peterson
Ravenwood Transport / FedEx Ground

Tina Peterson has been a professional truck driver for 15 years and has accumulated over 1.8 million accident-free miles. She is a professional driver for Ravenwood Transport signed on to FedEx Ground.

Tina was the 2017 recipient of the FedEx Humanitarian award, and has also participated in the Convoy for Special Olympics representing FedEx. She is a member of the FedEx Ground Safety Committee at the St. Paul, Minnesota terminal and is a 14-year recipient of their Safe Driving Award.

Tina lives with her husband, Dave, in Blaine, Minnesota. They have one child and two grandchildren.
 
Ronald Vandermark
UPS Freight

Ronald Vandermark has been a professional truck driver for 21 years and has accumulated over 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for UPS Freight.

Ronald has received the 10 year Safe Driver Award and was the 2018 3-axle NJ State Champion. He consistently placed 2nd in the step-van and 3rd in the twin category, from 2014-16.

Ronald is a driver trainer for UPS Freight and has been their wellness champion for the past 2 years. He is the captain of the Delran Fire Department, an ambassador for Truckers Against Trafficking and currently sits on the panel of the Philadelphia Anti-trafficking coalition.

Ronald lives with his wife, Nicole Vandermark, in Delran, New Jersey. The have four sons and a daughter.
 
Nicolette Weaver
FedEx Freight

Nicolette Weaver has been a professional truck driver for 18 years and has accumulated over 1.7 million accident-free miles. She is a professional driver for FedEx Freight.

Nicolette has received Fed-Ex’s 8 year Safe Driving and the 2016 Bravo Zulu Awards. She placed 3rd in Twins at the 2017 Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships. Nicolette has also organized and presented in six meetings for drivers in the 2017 Spec Meeting at FedEx.

Nicolette lives with her son in New Bloomfield, PA.
 
Todd Wilemon
ABF Freight

Jimmy Wilemon has been a professional truck driver for 35 years and has accumulated over 2.75 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver for ABF Freight.

Jimmy has received several safety awards, including the Silver Safety Driving Award—awarded to those who have driven 30,000 consecutive hours without a preventable accident. He has been awarded the 25 year Safety Performance Award from ABF and has also received ABF’s annual safety award for the past 25 years.

Jimmy has consistently placed 1st in the flatbed competition in 2011, 2014 and 2017-2018, at the Mississippi Truck Driving Championships. He is currently a Trucker Buddy participant and an ABF Road Team Member. Jimmy is a mission’s organizer, Sunday school teacher and an Eagle Scout.

Jimmy lives with his wife, Debbye Wilemon, in Fulton, Mississippi. They have three daughters and three sons.