ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day serves as the start for the busy summer driving season and AAA estimates over 34.5 million motorists will travel this holiday weekend. So as motorists prepare for the Memorial Day vacations, a team of professional truck drivers are helping to make our roads safer.
America's Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are offering advice on how to navigate through highway traffic and arrive at your destination safely. Tips include:
"Memorial Day Weekend is the first big vacation weekend of the summer," said America's Road Team Captain Jeff Wade (Southeastern Freight Lines), Charleston, SC. "There are additional motorists on the highway, with many in unfamiliar areas. For the sake of safety, drivers need to slow down, follow the rules of the road and be patient."
The America's Road Team would like to remind the motoring public that from driveway to highway, safety requires patience and dedication.
Editor's note: America's Road Team Captains are available for in-studio and phone interviews to share driving tips and promote highway safety during Memorial Day weekend.
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. Follow America's Road Team on Facebook or Twitter.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!
SOURCE American Trucking Associations