February 12, 2016

South Dakota Trucking Assn 2016 South Dakota Road Team Member: Gary Schmidt

On February 12, 2016, a group of professional truck drivers met at the South Dakota Trucking Association office to participate in a selection process to become ambassadors for the trucking industry.

Sioux Falls,South Dakota (PR MediaRelease) February 29, 2016SD Trucking Association Creates South Dakota Road Team

On February 12, 2016, a group of professional truck drivers met at the South Dakota Trucking Association office to participate in a selection process to become ambassadors for the trucking industry. These Captains of the newly created South Dakota Road Team will occasionally take time away from their companies to meet with the motoring public, the news media, students, transportation officials and public policy makers to perform truck safety demonstrations and explain the sustainable role that trucking plays in the state and the nation’s economy.

The 2016 South Dakota Road Team Captains are:

Brian Cusson, FedEx Freight, Rapid City, SD
Jay Love, FedEx Freight, Sioux Falls, SD
Gary Schmidt, Cliff Viessman, Inc., Gary, SD
Robert Spitznagel, A&A Express, Inc., Brandon, SD
Mike Whitehead, FedEx Freight, Sioux Falls, SD

Road Team Captains are selected on the right combination of an outstanding safety record, leadership abilities, concern for the image of the trucking industry and commitment to continuous improvement. “These elite professional drivers give voice to trucking professionals from South Dakota’s trucking industry,” said SDTA President Myron Rau. “We are excited to have this team of ambassadors crisscrossing the state promoting this industry that is so vital to the state.”

As a requirement to maintain eligibility on South Dakota’s Road Team, these drivers must maintain an accident-free record and have no moving violations in their personal vehicle or in a commercial motor vehicle for the previous three years. “These drivers are truly the best of the best,” said SDTA Chairman of the Board Mike Habeck. “They are very dedicated to their company and the trucking industry as a whole.”

The South Dakota Road Team will provide information to schools, civic groups and government officials on safe driving tips, sharing the road with trucks, hands-on experience with a tractor-trailer, career opportunities in the industry and facts on highway safety issues.

 

For further information, contact:

South Dakota Trucking Association
PO Box 89008
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-9008
P: 605-334-8871 • F: 605-334-1938
www.southdakotatrucking.com

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