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SOURCE American Trucking Associations
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations want to ensure the 94.5 million motorists traveling over 50 miles or more during the year-end holiday arrive at their destinations safely.
"This time of year should be a festive and happy occasion for Americans, not one spent remembering loved ones lost in tragic highway crashes," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "As we all hit the road, take time to learn from America's Road Team, elite drivers with millions of miles of safe driving under their belt. By following their advice on the roads, you'll be better able to share the road and arrive at your destination safely."
America's Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are offering advice on how to navigate through highway traffic and winter driving conditions this busy traffic season. Tips include:
"Always buckle up," said America's Road Team Captain Dale Williams (Trimac Transportation). "Weather can also be a factor during this time of year so check weather conditions before you get in your vehicle," Williams added.
"The holidays are a challenging time on the highways," said America's Road Team Captain Bryan Wold (Con-way Freight). "Between motorists visiting families or finishing up last minute shopping there is nothing better than patience and safe driving practices behind the wheel," he added.
*Editors: America's Road Team Captains are available to speak in your local area about Holiday and winter safe driving tips during the holiday season.
The America's Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, 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. Follow America's Road Team on Facebook or Twitter.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. www.trucking.org.
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