Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Alabama Trucking’s Road Team promotes highway safety and encourages young people to pursue trucking careers

The Alabama Trucking Association’s number one mission is highway safety among all drivers, and that’s why for more than 20 years, we have assembled a team of the best commercial drivers from our member fleets to visit schools to teach safe driving techniques around commercial vehicles and also to empower students about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

The Alabama Trucking Road Team is a free service to the public available upon request to any group needing a speaker to inform or entertain. Its focus is good driving habits and industry promotion for jobs, economic impact, and positive public perception.

Our team includes veteran commercial truck drivers who have logged millions of safe miles in successful careers in trucking. They’re also dads and/or community leaders who understand what’s at stake at each presentation they make.

This week, veteran commercial truck driver for FedEx Freight Dan Thompson stopped by Spanish Fort High School’s Driver’s Education program to deliver the Share The Road, a program developed by the American Trucking Associations that teach tactics and best practices about driving near large trucks.

Thompson is a decorated trucker. He was the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year in 2019, he has won the Alabama Truck Driving Championships twice and competed several times at the National Truck Driving Championships. But for him, his work with young drivers in his area is the most important thing he can do for himself and others.

He says his goal is to reach as many people as possible and change driving behavior so that he can save lives. During his nearly a decade on our Road Team, he’s reached thousands of kids at high schools and middle schools across Alabama’s Gulf Coast Region.

Through the continued hard work of Dan and the rest of our Road Team and other members of the Alabama Trucking Association, we are proud to continue our mission of promoting safe driving on our highways and roads, while also encouraging young people to pursue a career in trucking.

For more information on the Alabama Road Team, contact Tim Frazier at 334-834-3983 or