The America’s Road Team on Thursday, Nov. 29, assisted the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program — along with the North Carolina Trucking Association, North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — in unveiling its new state highway safety program, “Be Safe Share the Space,” at Volvo World Headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.
America’s Road Team Captains Larry Shelton, of Old Dominion, and Tony Sifford, of FedEx Ground, were on hand to provide their experience as million-mile accident-free safe drivers and inform attendees on how to be safe from a truck driver’s perspective.
“I’m glad to see America’s Road Team assist ‘Be Safe Share the Space,’ aimed at making the highways safer in North Carolina,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “America’s Road Team represents part of ATA’s commitment to a comprehensive highway safety program, and we’re proud to have them help educate the public on driving safely around large trucks.”
“Be Safe Share the Space” focuses on addressing the problem of crashes with property damage, injury and/or fatalities involving large commercial vehicles on North Carolina roads. The initiative also aims to promote better safety practices among truckers and encourage regulatory compliance, as well as increase the public’s awareness about the importance of safely sharing the road with large commercial vehicles.