Lifesaving highway driving tips were presented in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part of the American Trucking Associations’ national Share the Road highway safety tour by top professional truck drivers and other safety partners.
ATA and its drivers were joined by the Ohio Trucking Association, Toledo Trucking Association, Ohio Highway Patrol, Nagle Companies and the Share the Road sponsors, Mack Trucks and Michelin North America. The Toledo Share the Road stop was designed to teach specific skills to young motorists in order to drive safely around other automobiles and around trucks and large commercial vehicles on the highways.
Featured at the event were professional truck drivers Al Adams (Roadway), Randy Broderick (FedEx Freight), David May (Con-way Freight) and Rich Scholl (Roadway). Those drivers are members of an elite team of million-mile, accident-free truck drivers who deliver the trucking industry’s safety messages across the country.
“We all want to spend the holidays with our families,” says Broderick. “With additional motorists on the road during the holiday season, safe driving habits become all the more important. That’s why we’re out here today – to educate the public and make us all a little safer.”
Following the safety demonstration at Nagle Companies outside Toledo, reporters and photographers were given tractor-trailer rides. From the truck driver’s perspective, they viewed safe merging and stopping distances, and learned firsthand some of the differences between how cars and large trucks operate on the highways.