Safety efforts will widen with the addition of 10 new professional drivers to educate, inform
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mary Lou Rajchel, President and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association, announced today the addition of 10 new professional commercial drivers to the prestigious Florida Road Team. This expansion of Florida’s Road Team means more driving safety presentations at schools, community centers and public events across the state will happen in 2012.
“Bringing our Road Team up to 20 active members means that FTA will be able to touch more lives than ever before,” said Mary Lou Rajchel, President and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association. “We’re already giving valuable hands-on safety information to thousands of students a year—and we’re excited about how many more we can reach
The expanded Road Team includes drivers from some of the finest trucking companies in the state:
Paul Agostin, Con-way Freight, Port. St. Lucie
Larry Ahern, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Deerfield Bch*
Philip Allender, FedEx Freight, Fort Myers *
Melinda Davis, FedEx Ground, Orlando
Tom Davis, FedEx Ground, Orlando
Charles Demchock, Wal-mart Stores, Inc., Ft. Pierce *
Avi Figueroa, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Deerfield Bch
Robert Foskey, UPS Freight, Jacksonville
Eddie Hosegood, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland
David Kight, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Jacksonville
Charles Lobsiger, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Alachua *
Jimmy McSwain, Sunco Carriers, Polk City
Paul Medders, Paper Transport, Inc., Jacksonville
Steven Molnar, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Ft. Pierce *
Victor Parish, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Alachua *
Eddie Pennington, FedEx Freight, Jacksonville
Harold Penrod, Con-way Freight, Fort Myers *
Greg Sams, FedEx Freight, Ocala *
Andy Severe, Con-way Freight, Tallahassee
Mark Shallar, FedEx Ground, Mount Dora
Frank Silio, Covenant Transport, Miami
Kenny Simmons, Wilson Trucking Corporation, Tampa *
Tommy Triplett, FedEx Ground, Orlando *
Eddie Weeks, AAA Cooper, Silver Springs
*New Road Team members
Florida’s Road Team is a group of specially-trained professional truck drivers that deliver “No-Zone” and “Share the Road” presentations to schools and community groups statewide. These presentations focus on driving safely around big rigs by staying out of blind spots and reducing aggressive driving practices. Road Team members bring a specially-marked 53-ft “No-Zone” trailer and their truck to the training and visually show participants where blind spots are and give a hands-on demonstration of safety around trucks.
“No-Zone” presentations are especially popular with driver education classes, but the Road Team also brings its presentation to church and community groups statewide. The presentation may be tailored to fit any audience.
For information on scheduling a “No-Zone” presentation, please call the FTA at (850) 222-9900.