Volvo Trucks announced that it 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 today at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“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 professional drivers who have logged millions of accident-free miles behind the wheel. The Captains travel around the country in a Volvo VNL 780 model, which hauls the ATA’s Image Trailer featuring exhibits and displays used during presentations. The Captains bring their messages of safety and essentiality to students, community groups, lawmakers and government official.

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.

The Captains serve two-year terms. The 2017-2018 America’s Road Team Captains will soon be announced.

“We thank the 2015-2016 Captains for their dedicated service and their exemplary safety record,” Nyberg said.

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Volvo Trucks will continue to be the exclusive sponsor of the America’s Road Team safety outreach program for 2017. (left) The 2015-2016 America’s Road Team Captains pose with their Volvo VNL 780. (right) The Captains drive a Volvo VNL 780 model to haul the ATA’s Image Trailer, which includes interactive exhibits and displays used during presentations.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.