Wilderness in the Smokies- Sevierville, TN

This year’s Fall Conference was a huge success! It is always great to see our Safety and Maintenance Councils come together to plan and organize such a great event!
The Team building at Nascar Speedpark on Wednesday, October 23rd was a lot of fun. Everyone got to enjoy several different go-kart courses. We learned to stay away from really aggressive drivers. We even had a few crashes that were not our fault, caused by the other drivers not in our group! Our members got to socialize and have a great time with each other.
The agenda offered a varied group of professionals who offered something for everyone. We were very grateful to have such great presenters. The Mock Trial put on by Lewis Thomason was awesome! We would like to thank Lewis Thomason for providing another networking opportunity for our members with the social hour that was on Wednesday evening at Fireflies. Our Road Team Captains along with Rose Boyd from THSO did a hands-on Car Fit presentation for our group. The Regulatory Panel spoke on a lot of the hot topics that surround us daily, where we had the opportunity to ask questions.
Our entertainment during banquet this year was Jest Murder Mystery. We laughed the entire time. They did an awesome show. Thanks to all who participated and be careful around Debbie Davis she is the one who dunnit!!!
Fall Conference sponsorships were what made this impressive event possible. The flat screen TV donated by the table sponsors was won by Kelvin Gashaw – Titan Transfer. There were some $100 bills given away as prizes thanks to our Table Sponsors, door prize drawings provided by TA/Petro Truck Centers. We would like to thank all our sponsors:
Advanced Ergonomics, Inc.
Clarke Power Services
Great West Casualty Company
Emission Cooling Solutions
Shell Lubricants
Thompson Truck Centers, LLC.
Vertical Alliance Group
PrePass Safety Alliance
Corporate Medical Services
If you would like to view the pictures from this event you can click here.
The State Steering Committee is already at work on the 2020 Fall Conference. The dates and location will be announced soon.

Please Welcome & Congratulate These seven (7) New Road Team Captains: 

Rick Bennett – FedEx Freight

Steve Bowar – Titan Transfer, Inc.

Jeff Coffey – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Kevin Davis – Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Josh Johnson – Titan Transfer, Inc.

Matt Neary – McKee Foods Transportation, LLC

John Tetreault – Averitt Express, Inc.

 On Thursday, October 31, the above nominees were selected by a group of six panelists who, after much evaluation and discussion, gave us these seven new Captains who will join the current 23 to bring us to a total of 30 Tennessee Road Team Captains!  These new Captains will serve a two-year term with the possibility of an additional year that will be based on the quality of their service for the first two years. Thank you to panelists Rose Boyd -Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Vernon Brewer-UPS Freight, Lt. Allen England-Tennessee Highway Patrol, Donna England-TTA Staff, Paula Harper-FedEx Freight, Eddie LeSueur-Skyline Transportation and Beth Vernon-Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

Tennessee’s Road Team is a statewide highway safety program started with funding from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions and supported by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation with major funding from Pilot Flying J.  The Road Team is composed of professional truck drivers with superior driving records and a desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.