American Trucking Associations announced the selection of 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team on Jan. 10. The full list is below.

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2017-2018 America’s Road Team

  1. Steve Brand, FedEx Freight, Union, Ohio: “My Dad was a truck driver.
  2. Jon Brockway, Wal-Mart Transportation, Westbrook, Maine: “I was 4 years old and got to sit in a dump truck.
  3. John Gaddy, Carbon Express Inc., Asbury, New Jersey: “I wanted to travel and make money.
  4. W. Scott Harrison, K Limited Carrier, Cincinnati, Ohio: “I drove a truck to pay for pilot training.
  5. Rhonda Hartman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Des Moines, Iowa: “Necessity.
  6. Gary Helms, Covenant Transport, Cleveland, Tennessee: “I was in construction and it took a toll on my knees and back.
  7. Bill Krouse, YRC Freight, Shakopee, Minnesota: “I’m third generation.
  8. David Livingston, TCW, Springfield, Georgia: “Left the Army and needed to duplicate that income.
  9. Charles Lobsiger, Wal-Mart Transportation, Alachua, Florida: “Fascinated by trucks since I was 4 years old. Garbage trucks.
  10. Timothy Melody, ABF Freight System, Payette, Idaho: “My uncle drove a truck and my dad traveled a lot. In the Army I drove trucks.
  11. James Moore, Saia LTL Freight, Magnolia, Texas: “Got into a rut and was looking for a career change.
  12. Chris Outen, FedEx Freight, Vancouver, Washington: “Looking to support my new wife.
  13. Charlton Paul Jr., UPS Freight, Chester, New York: “I saw such a demand for CDL drivers.
  14. Jeffrey Payne, Reddaway, Cedar City, Utah: “My parents had a trucking company. I was born into the industry.
  15. Stephen Richardson, Big G Express, Decatur, Alabama: “My father delivered groceries.
  16. Micheal Sheeds, Werner Enterprises, Bandera, Texas: “My father’s dream.
  17. Steven Smalley, ABF Freight System, Mesa, Arizona: “My Dad was in management and after a visit to the National Truck Driving Championships I caught the bug.
  18. Gary Smith, Garner Trucking, Gomer, Ohio: “Necessity.
  19. Earl Taylor, Penske Logistics, Orlando, Florida: “I love anything automotive.
  20. Tim Taylor, FedEx Freight, Valdosta, Georgia: “I never had a job without a steering wheel. It’s a part of me.