CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association has selected its next team of road safety ambassadors: the 2013-2014 AMTA Road Knights.
The selected drivers are: • Ted Beals, Trimac Transportation (Calgary) • Reg Flavelle, Reilly Transfer (Grande Prairie) • Michael Hawkins, Caron Transportation Systems (Sherwood Park) • Reg Moulding, Bison Transport (Calgary)
AMTA Road Knights are professional transport drivers with first-class driving records who meet with community groups to raise awareness of how to safely share the road with a truck. The team also works to promote awareness of careers in the trucking industry and the importance of trucking to the economies of Alberta and Canada.
The newly minted team will be introduced at the AMTA’s Management Conference on April 27 in Banff.
This is the second team of Road Knights assembled in Western Canada; AMTA forged the trail for the program in the western provinces when it unveiled its inaugural four-member team in 2011. The Road Knights Team in Alberta is modelled after the program of the same name, started by the Ontario Trucking Association, in 1995.
The team members will now prepare for their new industry role by undergoing training and will be outfitted in clothing to wear while representing the AMTA, according to AMTA officials.
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