VOL 1, 2017

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Reddaway Professional Driver Jeffrey Payne Named to America's Road Team

Reddaway professional driver Jeffrey "Jeff" Payne has been selected by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to serve as a Road Team Captain on their 2017-2018 America's Road Team. Jeff is the first Reddaway driver to have been named to the Road Team.

Created in 1986, America's Road Team is a small, elite group of highly skilled professional drivers who travel the country advocating safety and representing the trucking industry. America's Road Team was founded in 1986 and continues with the support of Volvo Trucks. Jeff is one of just twenty drivers nationwide to be selected for the 2017-2018 team.

When selecting Road Team Captains, the ATA seeks drivers with stellar safety records, exemplary professional achievements, and a deep understanding of the industry. Jeff Payne hits on all marks.

Jeff has been driving professionally for 24 years, the past 23 of which he has spent with Reddaway operating out of our Saint George, UT service center. He and his wife Rhonda live in Cedar City, UT. They have a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Throughout his entire career--over some 2.5 million miles--Jeff has remained completely collision-free.

Not satisfied by staying safe only on the clock, Jeff is also a perennial and prolific competitor at state and local Truck Driving Championships (TDC). Jeff has taken first place at the Utah State TDC a whopping 14 times! He was also named Utah Grand Champion on two separate occasions.

In 2011, Jeff took first place in the Twins class at the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC)--making him the best Twins driver in the entire country that year.

In 2014, Jeff also received the highly prestigious Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award. This award recognizes a driver judged to best exemplify the characteristics of a professional truck driver--based on driving record, skill, knowledge, attitude toward safety and personality.

Jeff was literally born into the trucking industry. His parents had their own trucking company. He is the second youngest in a family of nine boys and four sisters. All his brothers and sisters have a CDL and have driven trucks. As a child and teenager, he watched and learned. When he was old enough, it was one of the definitive moments in his life to be able to drive a truck and have his CDL. Trucking is deeply rooted in his family and life.

"Driving is something I take great pride and pleasure in doing," said Jeff. "I have a strong passion for safety in the trucking industry, and I enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge with the public. It is the highest of honors for me to serve my industry and my company as an America's Road Team Captain."

"We could not imagine a better ambassador for Reddaway, and our industry at large, than Jeffrey Payne," said T.J. O'Connor, Reddaway President. "His dedication to safety and professionalism embodies our mission at Reddaway. We are extremely proud to call him a part of our team. America's Road Team serves a vital role for our industry, and we are certain that Jeff will thrive as a Captain."

By employing the very best drivers in the industry, Reddaway ensures our customers receive the very best in on-time, damage-free service.

Drivers like Jeff Payne exemplify exactly what it means to be "The Best in the West."