Volvo Trucks will again serve as the exclusive sponsor of the America’s Road Team public outreach program in 2017. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas recently.
“The America’s Road Team program continues to play a valuable role in bringing our industry’s messages of safety, essentiality and environmental care directly to lawmakers and the motoring public,” Nyberg said. “We appreciate the work of the America’s Road Team Captains and applaud these professional drivers for their outstanding safety records and commitment to promoting the trucking industry. We are proud to extend our sponsorship of this valuable outreach program once again in 2017.”
America’s Road Team Captains are experienced drivers who travel around the country in a Volvo VNL 780 model, which hauls the ATA’s Image Trailer. The captains meet students, community groups, lawmakers and government officials.
The Volvo VNL model is equipped with Volvo advanced safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control with integrated collision avoidance, Volvo Enhanced Stability Control and the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.