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Pennsylvania Road Team Captain selected as ATA America's Road Team Finalist

Pennsylvania Road Team Captain selected as ATA America's Road Team Finalist

One of Pennsylvania's Road Team Captains was selected along with 35 other professional truck drivers as a finalist for the 2024-2025 America’s Road Team.

“These men and women were selected as finalists for America’s Road Team because they have outstanding safe driving records, share a passion for the trucking industry and are role models among their peers,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We owe these professional drivers our gratitude, without them the American economy would come to a halt.”

UPS driver Bernie Wanyo has been driving professionally for 25 years. With upwards of 1,800,000 safe driving miles under his belt, he's been recognized as a 2022 Driver of the Month and a Pennsylvania Road Team member. 

Wanyo placed second in the Sleeper Berth category at Pennsylvania's 2023 Truck Driving Championships. He's been recognized with UPS CEO Carol Tome Safety Challenge Coin, UPS 1-19 Year Safe Driving Awards, ATA One Million Mile Award, 2022 Safety Drive for a Cure Rookie of the Year (placing second in the Sleeper class and participating as a member on the winning Small Team). Bernie has also volunteered at the 2019 and 2022 ATA National Truck Driving Championships. 

Wanyo has driven wreaths to Indiantown Gap National Memorial Cemetery for Wreaths Across America and in his free time enjoys spending time with family, fishing and motorcycling. 

America’s Road Team is a group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records. It was created in 1986 to represent the trucking industry and is sponsored by Volvo Trucks. Captains, with support from their companies, dedicate a few days each month to attending industry events, speaking at schools, or meeting policymakers on behalf of the trucking industry.

The 36 finalists will advance to the final round of the selection process, which will be held this January in Washington. A panel of evaluators, including industry officials and trucking news media representatives, will judge the contenders on their knowledge of the trucking industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and overall safe driving record. The finalists – with a combined total of 81 million safe-driving miles and 1,035 years as professional truck drivers – are highway safety experts eager to share their experiences with the motoring public.

The newly chosen 2024-2025 America’s Road Team will be announced on January 16, following a ceremony at ATA’s Headquarters in Washington. New Captains, after receiving their signature navy blue America’s Road Team blazer, will begin working to share the industry’s message of safety, essentiality and sustainability with the motoring public, media, business and community groups, public officials and their fellow truck drivers around the country.

Captains from previous teams continue to serve as ambassadors to the industry and are called upon frequently to participate in safety events, speaking appearances and industry conferences.

“Being named a finalist for America’s Road Team is a major achievement for professional truck drivers, and ATA congratulates each of them for this accomplishment," said ATA Chief Operating Officer Sarah Rajtik. “America’s Road Team will continue to serve as a voice for the industry, which benefits from their professionalism, dedication and safety as they educate the public on highway safety, the positive impact the trucking industry plays in our economy and why a career in professional truck driving is great.”

Pennsylvania Road Team Captains Doug Frombaugh, Bill Bennett and John McGown have previously been selected to serve on America's Road Team.


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