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Local Selected For TN Road Team

By Sam Poe
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 12:12 AM

The following press release was made available from the Tennessee Trucking Foundation Friday. The members of this year's Tennessee's Road Team are shown in the photo above, including three members from Alabama.  Shown fourth person from the right is Randal Poe from Bear Creek. Also from Alabama were Stephen Richardson of Decatur and Stan Thrasher of Guntersville. 


Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Trucking Foundation (TTF), the 501c3 charitable arm of the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA), recently selected the 2014 Tennessee’s Road Team Captains.  

Tennessee’s Road Team Captains are professional truck drivers who take the message of highway safety across Tennessee.  The Road Team is a public education program designed to improve highway safety and educate motorists on how to safely share the road with large trucks.


The following finalists were selected to the 2014 Road Team:
David A. Baker, Milan Express, Milan, TN
Kyle A. Beach, TCW/Tennessee Express, Nashville, TN
Scott Davis, Con-way Freight, Nashville, TN
Arnold Dove, Venture Express, Lavergne, TN
Don Gamelli, Wal-Mart Transportation, Midway, TN
Brian Hall, Old Dominion Freight Lines, White Pine, TN
Matt McMillan, Averitt Express, Knoxville, TN
Lawrence Pelfrey, Venture Express, Lavergne, TN
Randal Poe, Milan Express, Milan, TN
Stephen Richardson, Big G Express, Shelbyville, TN
Stan Thrasher, Danny Herman Trucking, Mountain City, TN


Road Team Captains are available free of charge to speak to students and groups anywhere in Tennessee.  Road Team Captains bring a tractor-trailer to presentations so participants may sit in the cab and experience the size of the vehicle while learning about safety issues such as blind spots (No-Zones) and safe passing techniques. 


Tennessee Trucking Foundation’s mission is to save lives on Tennessee’s highways by educating all motorists on how to safely share the road with large trucks and commercial vehicles.  Large trucks are a dominant part of the traffic stream and represent every 4th vehicle on the road. 

To learn more about the highway safety education programs offered by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation please contact Dave Huneryager (615-777-2882) or Mandee Johnson (615-478-9797).  Please visit our websites at www.tntrucking.org and www.tntruckingfoundation.org.

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