America’s Road Team keeps on trucking for U.S. troops

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America’s Road Team is back on the road this week to make sure U.S. troops receive special care packages. Road Team Captain Dennis Day, of Con-Way Freight, picked up a load in Becker, Minn., for Operation Interdependence and hauled it cross-country to Star City, Ind. Day will complete his trip Dec. 5 when he arrives in Bayonne, N.J., with his delivery.

“As an America’s Road Team Captain, I get the opportunity to not only represent the trucking industry in such rewarding efforts, but also give back in a meaningful way,” Day says. “This is my second trip delivering packages for our troops and each has been a great experience.”

Operation Interdependence is a national nonprofit supporting the military logistical infrastructure by providing U.S. troops with items to make life overseas a little more comfortable. The delivery Day is hauling, made possible by Con-Way Freight, will bring supplies to make 1,200 care packages for troops – and save about $12 in shipping per box – for a total savings of $144,000. An estimated 60,000 troops will benefit from the delivery.

“It is always an honor when the trucking industry can help the dedicated men and women serving our nation,” say Elisabeth Barna, ATA’s vice president of strategic planning and outreach. “ATA is proud to partner with Operation Interdependence to support our troops.”

ATA’s America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a national public outreach program led by a group of million-mile professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.