America's Road Team Roster

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Bramwell
Bob Bramwell
ABF Freight System

Bob Bramwell has been a professional truck driver for 18 years and has accumulated 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with ABF Freight System, Inc.

Bob has been on the ABF Freight Road Team since 2020 and has won the ABF Freight Bronze Driving award; the ABF Freight 10 Year Safety Performance award, and the ABF Freight 10 Year Safe Driving certificate. Bob has competed 9 times in the Missouri Truck Driving Championships, placing in his class 8 times and competing in the National Truck Driving Championships in 2014.

Bob lives in Centerview, Missouri, with his wife, Heather, and their two children.

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Michael Buck
Yellow

Michael Buck has been a professional truck driver for 32 years and has accumulated 3.1 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Yellow.

Michael has received the Yellow Yes We Can Service Champion award. He has won his class at the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships four times and won the Pre-Trip Inspection in 2015.

Michael lives in Moore, Oklahoma, with his wife, Wendy. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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Butler
Teddy Butler
ABF Freight System, Inc.

Teddy Butler has been a professional truck driver for 15 years and has accumulated over 739,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with ABF Freight System, Inc.

He has been on the ABF Freight Road Team since 2020 and has won the ABF Freight 12 Year Safe Driving Certificate, the ABF Freight 10 Years Safety award, and the ABF Freight 15 Years of Service award. Teddy has attended the ABF Freight Equipment Session and participated in the ABF focus group. Additionally, he is an ABF Driver Development Program instructor and Teamster Military Assistance Program liaison where he coaches, trains, and mentors soldiers who are transitioning from the military into careers in trucking. Teddy is an Army veteran who served for 27 years before beginning his career as a professional truck driver. He believes the pillars of trucking are safety, character, and integrity.

Teddy lives in Hampton, Georgia, with his wife, Michele, and their six children.

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Kevin Byrnes
United Parcel Service

Kevin Byrnes has been a professional truck driver for 34 years and has accumulated 2.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with United Parcel Service.

Kevin was inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor in 2015 and has continued to hold this honor to this day for his 31 years of safe driving. In 2007, Kevin competed for the first time at the New Jersey Truck Driving Championships winning Rookie of the Year and the 4-Axle class. In 2019, Kevin competed again and won the 5-Axle class. Kevin is a Marine veteran who served from 1982 to 1986.

Kevin lives in Sparta, New Jersey, with his wife, Laura. They have four sons.

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Jesus Davila
Werner Enterprises

Jesus Davila has been a professional truck driver for four years and has accumulated over 450,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Werner Enterprises.

In 2020, Jesus became a part of Werner’s Dollar Elite Team and in 2021 he became a member of the Werner Enterprises Road Team. Jesus is currently a member of Werner’s Operation Freedom Fleet, driving the “Remember Everyone Deployed Truck,” dedicated to the United States service members currently deployed overseas.

Jesus is a retired United States Marine Combat Veteran, who served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his service, he was the recipient of two personal awards with Combat Distinguishing Devices “V” and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat.

Jesus resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Michelle, and their six children.

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Duncan
Ken Duncan
Walmart Transportation

Ken Duncan has been a professional truck driver for 40 years and has accumulated 3.8 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Walmart Transportation.

Ken is a recipient of many honorable awards from Walmart Transportation including One Million Safe Miles, 12 Safe Years, two-time Driver of the Quarter, and Driver of the Year. Ken has served as a driver ambassador for five years and a driver ambassador team captain for three. He has won his class at the Maine Truck Driving Championships four times, one of those times he was named Grand Champion. Ken has proudly participated in Wreaths Across America for the last 12 years.

Ken lives in Gorham, Maine, with his wife, Brenda. They have five children and three grandchildren.

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Ellis
James Ellis
Grammer Logistics

James Ellis has been a professional truck driver for 15 years and has accumulated 1.5 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Grammer Logistics.

James has been awarded Driver of the Month three times. From 2018-2019, James was awarded Master Truck Driver for the Indiana Motor Truck Association and has been a finalist in 2019, 2021, and 2022 for the NTTC Tank Truck Driver of the Year. James is a lead driver, driver trainer, and mentor for the Grammer Logistics terminal in Dunn, North Carolina.

James lives in Erwin, North Carolina, with his wife, Frankie. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

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Fernandez
Lalo Fernandez
FedEx Freight

Lalo Fernandez has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated 2.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with FedEx Freight.

Lalo is a five-time Oregon State Truck Driving Champion who brought home a Grand Championship in 2019. Attending the National Truck Driving Championships five times, he placed first in the 3-Axle class in 2010, second place in the Sleeper Berth class in 2017, and third in the 4-Axel class in 2018. He is a FedEx Freight Road Team Captain, Road Test Observer, Safety Team Leader, City Driver Coach, and a member of the Accident Review Board.

Lalo lives in Battle Ground, Washington with his wife, Shirley. They have five children and seven grandchildren.

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Frazer
Richard Frazer
Yellow

Richard Frazer has been a professional truck driver for 30 years and has accumulated 2.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Yellow.

Richard has worked on the Accident Review Committee at Holland and has served as a driver mentor and trainer at Yellow. In 1976, he proudly won the Pine Street Big Wheel Spinout.

Richard is an animal lover who also supports his local rescue.

Richard lives in Rockford, Illinois, with his wife, Stacey, and son.

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Charlie Fuller
FedEx Freight

Charlie Fuller has been a professional truck driver for 36 years and has accumulated 2.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with FedEx Freight.

Charlie earned his 20-Year Safety award from FedEx Freight in 2021. In addition, he was recognized as the Florida Trucking Association’s Driver of the Month for the month of July and the 2021 Driver of the Year.

In 2019, Charlie and his family started a non-profit, in honor of his late grandson, called the JM12 Foundation which was created to mentor young men ages 12-18 on positive life skills.

Charlie lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with his wife, Sharon. They have five children.

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Ritchie Fundell
FedEx Freight

Ritchie Fundell has been a professional truck driver for 23 years and has accumulated one million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with FedEx Freight.

Ritchie has won Grand Champion at the Illinois Truck Driving Championships three times and has won his class two additional times. Ritchie serves on the FedEx Presidential Safety Team and the FedEx Freight Road Team. He has earned an Excellence in Customer Service award with FedEx Freight as well as two Bravo Zulus presented by FedEx Freight.

He is a Trucker Buddy, served on his local school board, is a trustee at his local church, and spent 12 years as a Boy Scout’s leader.

Ritchie lives in Tonica, Illinois, with his wife, Nicole, and their three children.

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Salvador Gonzalez
TForce Freight

Salvador Gonzalez has been a professional truck driver for 36 years and has accumulated 1.6 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with TForce Freight.

Salvador was a member of the UPS All-Stars Road Team and is currently a member of the Florida Road Team. Salvador has been awarded Driver of the Month many times from his terminal and in January 2020 he was the Florida Trucking Association’s Driver of the Month and was later awarded the 2020 Driver of the Year.

He has placed twice at the Florida Truck Driving Championships; 1st place in 2016 and 2nd place in 2019. His 2016 win led him to compete in the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships. In 2018, Salvador placed 1st in the 4-Axel class in the Safety Drive for a Cure.

Salvador lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife, Mayra, and their two daughters.

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Darrien Henderson
J&M Tank Lines, Inc.

Darrien Henderson has been a professional truck driver for 23 years and has accumulated 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with J&M Tank Lines, Inc.

In 2010 and 2011, Darrien won the J&M Tank Lines Extra Mile award. In 2018, he won J&M Driver of the Quarter. Darrien is a two-time finalist for the NTTC Tank Truck Driver of the Year Award.

Darrien lives in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife Kalesha. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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Gina Jones
Werner Enterprises

Gina Jones has been a professional truck driver for 10 years and has accumulated 1.1 million accident-free miles. She is a professional driver with Werner Enterprises.

Since beginning her trucking career at the age of 50, Gina has been awarded Werner Team Driver of the Month, One Million Safe Miles, and serves as a Captain on the Werner Road Team. In 2021, she was nominated for the Acceleration Award and the Women in Trucking Female Truck Driver of the Year.

Gina is a proud military mom and spouse.

Gina lives in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, Steve. They have four children and five grandchildren.

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Dean Key
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Dean Key has been a professional truck driver for 37 years and has accumulated 700,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver with Ruan Transportation Management Systems.

Dean has won numerous quarterly safety awards. In 2021, he was the Iowa Motor Truck Association Master Driver of the Year. He earned Ruan’s 2-million-mile accident-free award. Dean was nominated for Ruan Driver of the Year in 2015 and 2017 and was inducted into the winners’ circle in 2017. He has been a Ruan Team Safety Instructor since 2016. He has competed at the Iowa Truck Driving Championships, placing many times in different classes.

Dean lives in Primghar, Iowa, with his wife Lori. They have a daughter and two grandchildren.

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Glen Kirk
Old Dominion Freight Line

Glen Kirk has been a professional truck driver for 25 years and has accumulated 3 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Dominion Freight Line.

In 2017, Glen was named the 3-Axle Champion at the National Truck Driving Championships. He has competed at the Indiana Truck Driving Championships multiple times and is a two-time winner on the 3-Axle class as well as once completing in Flatbed. He won the 2019 Indiana Sportsmanship award and the 2017 and 2018 Indiana State Himmel High Point award. In 2017, he earned his one-million-mile award with ODFL. Glen earned the Master Truck Driver award in 2019 from the Indiana Motor Truck Association and was IMTA’s Driver of the Month for February 2020. He won the 2.0D Service Award in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he was named ODFL Employee of the Month.

Glen lives in Franklin, Indiana, with his wife, Amanda, their three children.

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Jeff Rose
Yellow

Jeff Rose has been a professional truck driver for 38 years and has accumulated 3.7 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Yellow.

Jeff was named Ohio Driver of the Year in 2019. He is a driver trainer, captain of his local safety team, and a Smith System Trainer. He has won his class twice at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships and competed at the National Truck Driving Championships in the Twins class twice, placing second in 2017.

He lives in Creston, Ohio, with his wife, Jill. They have two children and three grandchildren.

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Ron Round
Pottle’s Transportation, LLC

Ron Round is a professional truck driver with 33 years of experience and 2.8 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Pottle's Transportation LLC.

Ron was the 2021 Battle of the States Maine Champion and 2021 Battle of the States Bendix National Grand Champion. Ron is a seven-time Maine Truck Driving Championships Champion and two-time Maine Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. He is a nine-time Truck Driving Champion Written Test Winner and has participated in the National Truck Driving Championships seven times.

He was awarded Pottle’s Employee of the Month three times, Maine Motor Transport Driver of the Month three times, and Truckload Carriers Association’s Driver of the Month in 2011. In 2018, Ron was the Maine Motor Transport Driver of the Year and in 2019, he was the Maine Professional Drivers Association Driver of the Year. He has won Pottle’s 1.5 Million Safe Driving Miles award.

In 2019, Ron was inducted into the Northern Penobscot Vocational School Region 3 Wall of Fame. He appears on local radio talk shows a few times a year to talk about trucking-related events and issues. Ron serves as President of the Maine Professional Drivers Association. 

Ron lives in Enfield, Maine, with his wife, Pamela. They have two children and five grandsons.

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David Schroeder
FedEx Freight

David Schroeder has been a professional truck driver for 38 years and has accumulated 3.6 million accident-free miles. He is a professional truck driver with FedEx Freight.

David has competed at the Safety Drive for a Cure placing first in the Twins class in both 2019 and 2020. In 2019, he competed in the FedEx Freight Virginia Beach Charity Truck Driving Championships, also competing in Twins, finishing second. Competing for the first time in 2017, David placed second in his class at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships as well as earning Rookie of the Year. David is a FedEx Freight Bravo Zulu award recipient.

He spends every Sunday with his family and is an active volunteer in feeding his community. David teaches adult Sunday classes at his local church.

He lives in Bellaire, Ohio, with his wife, Denise. They have two children and four grandchildren.

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PJ Singh
Penske Logistics

Paramjeet (PJ) Singh has been a professional truck driver for 21 years and has accumulated 2 million accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Penske Logistics.

PJ has been the recipient of several safe driving certifications and awards, safety training certifications, and multiple Driver of the Month awards. He has also earned multiple awards for his lengthy safe driving record.

PJ lives in Stockton, California, with his wife, Harkiran, and their two children.

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Eric Stein
Werner Enterprises

Eric Stein has been a professional truck driver for 10 years and has accumulated over 484,000 accident-free miles. He is a professional driver with Werner Enterprises.

In January 2014, Eric was awarded the Werner Enterprises Solo Driver of the Month. In 2019, he was named the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion, competing in the 3-Axel class. At that same competition, he won the Professional Excellence Award and Rookie of the Year. He serves as an Operation Hero driver, a Werner Ambassador, a leader on Werner’s career track program, and is a doubles instructor. He is on the Werner Road Team and Werner’s Dollar Elite Team. In 2018, Eric was nominated for the Werner Acceleration Award.

Eric was in the restaurant business for 25 years before becoming a professional truck driver. He still loves to cook.

Eric lives in Canajoharie, New York, with his wife, Jennifer. They have seven children.

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Derrick Thorpe
TForce Freight

Derrick Thorpe has been a professional truck driver for 16 years and has accumulated 1.6 million accident-free miles. He is a driver with TForce freight.

In 2013, he placed second at the New Jersey Truck Driving Championship in the Tanker class and placed third in the Flatbed class the following year. One of his favorite activities is speaking to new students at truck driving schools.

Derrick is a Navy veteran, a Prince Hall Mason, was elected to two City Council terms, and was former Commissioner on the planning board for his city. Derrick is an honorary member of the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association.

Derrick lives in Rahway, New Jersey, with his wife, Lisa. They have three children.