Friday, August 31, 2018

ATA accepting nominations for new Road Team captains

Road Team members visit schools and civic organizations to teach best driving practices and promote the trucking industry.

The Alabama Trucking Association is asking for driver nominations for two new Road Team captains. Applicants will audition before a panel of independent judges, speaking for approximately five minutes on any subject they choose. After which they will answer questions from the judges.

Nominees must be currently employed as full-time truck drivers with an outstanding safe driving record. There is no limit to the number of drivers each company may nominate.

Applicants must be able to clearly and convincingly communicate their message of commitment to safety and courtesy. They must also agree to be available for speaking engagements and public appearances up to twice a month. This can include occasionally bringing a tractor-trailer on location for a Share the Road and/or Teens & Texting presentations at area high schools, colleges, or civic organizations.

Employer must be a full dues-paying member of the Alabama Trucking Association and agree to allow the driver adequate time for personal appearances. They must also agree to pay the driver equivalent earnings for the time away from their regular job and reimburse their expenses during the time he/she is presenting.

Judging is set for Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Nominations must be received in the Association office by close of business on Friday, November 9.

Please contact Tim Frazier at the association office, 334-834-3983 or 256-735-6675 with any questions concerning the requirements for becoming a member of Alabama’s Road Team.