HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland professional driver Russell Simpson has been selected to serve as a 2015-2016 America’s Road Team Captain by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Simpson is one of just 19 professional truck drivers who have been chosen nation-wide. Stated ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, “America’s Road Team represents the best of what trucking can be: dedication to safety, professionalism and pride in an industry that delivers life’s essentials every day. These 19 outstanding professionals join a select fraternity. Since 1986, America’s Road Team has delivered the message of safety to millions, and I’m proud that these individuals will now be representing our industry.”
This elite group of professional drivers travels the country promoting highway safety and the trucking industry while maintaining their jobs as full-time professional drivers. Road Team Captains seek to educate the community on safety and transportation, serving as “ambassadors of the industry.”
Holland professional driver Russ Simpson has been driving for over 28 years and has spent almost 22 of those years with Holland. Simpson operates as a city driver out of the Holland Columbus, Ohio terminal and has driven more than 2.5 million accident-free miles. He has taken part in state and national truck driving competitions since 2008 securing three trophies and placing in the top three during all the other years.
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