Volvo Trucks will remain the sole sponsor in 2014 of the America’s Road Team, the premier trucking industry safety outreach program. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing, announced Volvo’s ongoing support today at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition, which was held October 19-22 in Orlando FL.
“It’s an honor to be part of the America’s Road Team program,” Nyberg said. “Volvo’s support of the Road Team spans more than a decade, and we continue to believe it’s one of the best ways to educate a wide audience about the essential nature of trucking and our focus on safety and the environment.”
America’s Road Teamis comprised of professional truck drivers, called Captains, with millions of accident-free miles behind the wheel. The Captains speak to lawmakers, government officials, students, regulators and other drivers to help raise awareness about highway safety and foster understanding about the crucial role that trucking plays in the economy.
“The men and women serving on the Road Team are elite professional drivers and the ultimate ambassadors for our industry,” Nyberg said.
America’s Road Team Captains travel the country in a VNL 780 tractor, which they use to transport the ATA Image Trailer, a mobile experience trailer used during presentations. The Volvo tractor is equipped with a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, Volvo’s full electronic stability program and integrated advanced collision avoidance technology.