TMAF mascot officially named Safety Sammy

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Trucker Tim Squires and his daughter, Abigail, pose with Safety Sammy at GATS.Trucker Tim Squires and his daughter, Abigail, pose with Safety Sammy at GATS.

Trucking Moves America Forward‘s mascot finally has a name: Safety Sammy. TMAF announced the name during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 26.

The name was one of five finalists, selected from thousands of submissions. The finalists were then opened to voting to select the winner.

“Why do we have a mascot? We have a mascot because it’s long overdue,”said Kevin Burch, co-chairman of TMAF, president of Jet Express, Inc., and chairman of American Trucking Associations. “We need to tell our story, what we do everyday and what we do everyday safely. We asked the industry to help us name our new family member, the mascot.”