Four ABF Freight System, Inc., drivers are among the 33 professional truck drivers named as finalists to become Captains on the 2011-2012 America's Road Team, selected by the American Trucking Associations. Named finalists were ABF drivers David Boyer of Wytheville, Virginia, Nate McCarty of Denver, Tim McElwaney of Atlanta, and Chad Miller of Chicago. McElwaney is a city driver; the other ABF finalists are road drivers.
"I am proud of each of these drivers and the contributions they have made to our industry while serving on ABF's Road Team. Our finalists were selected by the ATA for the 2011-2012 America's Road Team Captains from what we believe is the best group of drivers in the transportation industry. Their professionalism, dedication to safe driving, and commitment to quality exemplify the highest standard in the industry," said ABF Vice President of Transportation, Shannon Lively.
Finalists move on to the final round, January 9-11, 2011, in Arlington, Va. The competition will culminate with a new team of America's Road Team Captains receiving their signature navy blue Road Team blazers. The Captains then begin their two-year terms working to share the industry's message of safety, essentiality and sustainability with the motoring public, news media, business and community leaders, public officials and their fellow drivers across the nation.
"America's Road Team Captains are an incredible voice for the trucking industry. They represent the best of the best," said ATA President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Graves. "The professional drivers selected as finalists have remarkable safety records, are passionate about the industry, and are dedicated to making our nation's highways safer. ATA is honored to have these professional drivers participate in this prestigious selection process to become a Captain of the America's Road Team."