America's Road Team

America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

Overview

The name America's Road Team is meant to symbolize America's 3.5 million professional truck drivers and to serve as a rallying point for the spirit of professional dedication and teamwork needed to deliver America's freight safely, securely and on time. Professional truck drivers actively represent their industry daily on the nation's highways. They are an untapped resource in spreading the trucking industry's message of safety, essentiality and professionalism. That's where America's Road Team fits in.

Program Goal

America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

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America's Road Team Captains

America's Road Team Captains 

America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

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America's Road Team Safety Tips

Prepare you vehicle for long distance travel – Check your tire pressure, wipers and fluids. Simple maintenance can prevent many of the problems that strand motorists on the side of the road before you leave your home.

Plan ahead – Before you get on a highway, know your exit by name and number, and watch the signs as you near the off-ramp. Drivers making unexpected lane changes to exit often cause accidents.

Pay Attention – Looking away for even two seconds doubles the chances of an accident.

Allow a Safety Cushion – Look 1/4 mile ahead for a safe path. Leave yourself an out.

Slow Down – Chances of a crash nearly triples when driving faster than surrounding traffic.

Large Trucks Have Blindspots – If you can't see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can’t see you.

Buckle Up – Safety belts are not a fashion statement – they save lives.

Be Careful Backing Up – One in four preventable collisions involve backing up. Be sure to look before backing up; walk around your car prior to departure.

Do not cut in front of large trucks – Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them. 

Don’t Tailgate – Keep a safe following distance between you and the car ahead.

About Interstate One

Interstate One, the ATA Image Tractor-Trailer, travels the United States visiting State Capitols, high schools, community events and more. The 53-foot show trailer, fully wrapped in an American flag themed graphic, features a mobile conference room with seven screens, educational displays, a computer program that acts as a truck simulator and room for interactive trucking demonstrations. The trailer, donated by GE Trailer Fleet Services, is pulled by a Volvo VN780 tractor, donated by Volvo Trucks and is driven by America’s Road Team Captains. Interstate One is ATA’s “Show and Tell,” allowing the public to see firsthand the trucking industry’s initiatives, including the newest safety technology, and what an impact trucking has on everyday life.