America’s Road Team Captain Honored for Safety, Advocacy, Service
HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Trucking Associations honored Herschel Evans of Atlanta, Ga. as one of the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recipients on October 23, 2017 at the trade organization’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Evans, a professional truck driver for Holland and an ATA Road Team Captain, is the driving force behind the Safety Drive for a Cure, a truck safety and skills competition benefitting the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation.
Herschel Evans was chosen for “representing the industry through his role as an America’s Road Team Captain, lifetime commitment to safe driving, and his establishment of the Safety Drive for a Cure truck driving competition in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation which has grown to attract national attention and tens of thousands of dollars in donations.”
“Greatness can only be reached by those who strive for continuous improvement,” stated Scott Ware, president of Holland. “For the past five years hundreds of drivers have travelled from across the U.S.A. to compete in the Safety Drive for a Cure–improving their safety skills–focusing on safety, advocacy and service. Safety leaders such as Herschel help to make our nation’s highways safer for all of us.”
The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award celebrates companies, organizations, and individuals who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. The award was named in honor of the late Mike Russell, who supported the trucking industry and was a former ATA vice president of public affairs. Three additional 2017 winners include: Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, industry nonprofit Truckers Against Trafficking and carrier Load One.
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