Created by the ATA in 1986, America’s Road Team has been on a remarkable journey, navigating across the nation annually to embody the dedication, teamwork, and paramount role of America’s 3.6 million professional truck drivers in propelling the nation’s economy forward while enhancing the quality of life for all. Volvo Trucks has stood as the exclusive sponsor since 2002.
Every two years, a select group of outstanding professional drivers is nominated to lead America’s Road Team as captains. This exclusive group is recognized for their exceptional driving skills, commitment to safety advocacy, and superior driving records, collectively accounting for millions of accident-free miles. This team undertakes a pivotal role, educating students, community groups, lawmakers, and government officials on the importance of road safety, as well as the essentiality and sustainability of the trucking industry.
“The professional drivers who make up America’s Road Team are the elite of their profession, and I am proud to honor them on behalf of Volvo Trucks North America,” said Voorhoeve. “As captains, these men and women represent the movers of our nation’s economy, and as we look forward to our 22nd consecutive year as the exclusive sponsor, we salute their dedication to the values of safety and sustainability that are also at the heart of Volvo Trucks’ vision.”
In support of the 2024 America’s Road Team campaign, Volvo Trucks will continue to provide a fully loaded Volvo VNL 760. Powered by Volvo Trucks’ enhanced D13 Turbo Compound engine with Dynamic Torque, the VNL 760 features a 13-speed Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission that enables optimum fuel efficiency without impacting performance. Innovative safety and productivity technology features on the VNL 760 include the Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) system and Position Perfect™ steering configuration, in addition to Volvo Trucks Remote Diagnostics and Remote Programming services and the best-in-class Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) safety system.
“Volvo Trucks honors all the professional drivers who represent the hard work and values of the North American trucking industry, as well as America’s Road Team for its commitment to spreading our message of safety and sustainability,” Voorhoeve said. “These men and women deserve our respect and recognition for all they do to deliver essential goods and materials safely and securely, day after day.”
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Public Relations Manager, Volvo Trucks North America
Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.
Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.