By Sarah Cottrell
Two Maine truck drivers have been tapped to serve as captains on America’s Road Team!
The American Trucking Association’s America’s Road Team (ART) is a nationwide outreach program represented by some of the best drivers in the business. Together, ART captains serve as ambassadors of the trucking industry to help spread the word about highway safety while highlighting the professionalism, essentialism and talent behind the wheel. American trucking truly keeps the nation running, and America’s Trucking Association captains are the perfect representatives to shine a light on the hard work men and women truckers do every day.
Ken Duncan from Gorham drives for Walmart and has 40 years of driving experience and an impressive 3.8 million accident-free miles to his credit. Ron Round is from Enfield and drives for Pottle’s Transportation LLC, with 33 excellent years and 2.8 million accident-free miles to his name. Together, Duncan and Round will serve as captains on America’s Road Team, where they will participate in various nationwide events, meeting millions of people and spreading highway safety knowledge. They’ll join other captains at the White House, state capitals, motorcycle rallies, career fairs, schools, and more in their mobile teaching unit known as the famous Interstate One.
Interstate One is a 53-foot show trailer that serves as a classroom on wheels. This impressive trailer is covered in a massive American flag graphic. It features interactive educational technology that allows visitors to try out a realistic virtual trucking experience to see what driving safely in different weather conditions looks and feels like while learning about highway safety.
Interstate One gives everyday people the opportunity to see how the trucking industry impacts daily life, including a glimpse into a satisfying career in trucking. Duncan and Round will bring a unique perspective as Mainers where they can share their decades of open-road experiences.
For example, not only has Duncan won multiple safety awards like Walmart Transportation One Million Safe Miles Award, but he’s won the Maine Truck Driving Championships four times, including being named the Grand Champion. He’s proudly given his time to Wreaths Across America for 12 years running.
And Round is a trusted voice in Maine trucking where not only was he inducted into the Northern Penobscot Vocational School Region 3 Wall of Fame in 2019, but he serves as President of the Maine Professional Drivers Association and regularly appears on local talk radio to discuss trucking news, issues and safety.
To learn more about America’s Road Team, check out the American Trucking Association’s website.
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