America’s Road Team educates Kentucky motorcyclists

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America’s Road Team was in Somerset, Ky., Aug. 7-9 to educate motorcyclists at the Kentucky Blue Grass Blast on how to drive safely alongside tractor-trailers. Captains Wayne Crowder (FedEx Freight) and Clarence Jenkins (UPS Freight) talked to members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association about the life of a professional truck driver and the essentiality of the industry. They also gave tips on good driving practices and stage demonstrations on how motorcycles can pass a truck safely.

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