America’s Road Team and the “captains” that represent it are the human face of trucking in the US. The captains are a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about road safety. They speak at a wide range of events, educating government officials, lawmakers, students, and industry groups about safety on the highways and about the trucking industry.
America’s Road Team was created by the American Trucking Associations in 1986 and has become the main national highway safety outreach programme.
Volvo Trucks North America is the sole sponsor of America’s Road Team. “Volvo is extremely proud to sponsor such an important safety and image building programme for the trucking industry,” said Scott Kress, Volvo Trucks North America’s senior vice president sales & marketing. “Through these Road Team Captains, the general public gets to know the men and women behind the wheel of millions of trucks.”