Share the Road Program Invites Media To Ride Along In a Truck

Media Invited For Ride AlongsShare the Road Tour Stops in Austin

Opportunity to Ride-a-long with a Professional Truck Driver

Summary Over 3,028 traffic fatalities occurred on Texas highways in 2010.  The National Share the Road program is stopping in Austin to share highway safety tips.  Media is invited to ride-a-long with a professional truck driver to see what they can and cannot see, check out the latest in safety technology, and see why it is important to educate motorists on sharing the road with large trucks.

Three out of four car-truck crashes are unintentionally caused by the four-wheeler.

Who: Texas Motor Transport Association; American Trucking Associations & professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free driving miles 

What :  Ride-a-long in a big rig to see what a truck driver can and cannot see; check out the latest safety technology in trucks; talk with professional truck drivers

When :     Tuesday, February 19 – 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. – or by scheduled appointment

Where :    Central Freight Lines, 8601 Tuscany Way, Austin, TX 78754

Interviews :    Share the Road professional truck drivers with millions of miles of accident-free driving.  These safe professionals have unique insights on how to make it to your destination safely.

The demonstration will take place on the South Capitol steps (Kanawha Boulevard side).  

ABOUT SHARE THE ROAD:  Share the Road is a highway safety outreach program of the American Trucking Associations that educates all drivers about sharing the road safely with large trucks.  An elite team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident free miles deliver live-saving messages to millions of motorists annually.  The safety program is sponsored by Mack Trucks, Inc. and Michelin North America.  Find out more at www.atastr.org .

ABOUT AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS:  American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.  Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook . Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!   www.trucking.org .

ABOUT TEXAS MOTOR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION:  TMTA is the voice of the Texas trucking industry. Established in 1932, TMTA serves as a trade organization dedicated to advocating sound public policies, providing excellence in education and training, and promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation system to better serve the people of Texas. One out of every 16 workers is employed in a trucking-related job. Eighty-two percent of Texas communities receive their goods exclusively by truck.