YRC Freight driver Bill Krouse has been selected by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to serve as a Road Team Captain on their 2017-2018 America's Road Team.
The America's Road Team is a national public outreach program dedicated to advocating highway safety and promoting the trucking industry. Road Team Captains travel the country engaging with motorists, news media and public officials to share the industry's message of "safety, essentiality and sustainability." Captains serve for two years and are selected based on their exceptional driving skills, exemplary safety records and passion for trucking advocacy.
YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins said he was proud to have the company represented by a long-time safe driver like Krouse.
"Bill Krouse is an outstanding representative for everything our company stands for," Hawkins said. "He puts his own safety and the safety of the motoring public at the top of his priorities, and his safe driving record speaks to that. He is a top-notch driver and we are proud of his accomplishments."
Krouse is a 32-year veteran of YRC Freight, and recently surpassed 2 million miles safely driven during his career. He has participated in the Minnesota State Truck Driving Championship more than a dozen times, 11 of those finishing in the top 3 in his category. Krouse was named the Minnesota Driver of the Year in 2014 and the Minnesota Grand Champion in 2015. A third-generation driver, Krouse says he focuses on delivering quality customer service every day and credits his passion for continuous safety improvements on the nation's highways as his motivation for being part of the Road Team.
America's Road Team was founded in 1986 and continues with the support of Volvo Trucks.