A pair of Penske Logistics professional truck drivers are finalists for the 2022-2023 American Trucking Associations (ATA) America's Road Team. PJ Singh and Scott Wood are among the 36 finalists announced this week by the ATA. Singh and Wood have a combined 50 years of industry-leading safe driving experience.
The Penske associates will travel to Virginia in mid-January, where the next group of captains will be selected.
Singh and Wood could potentially become the fourth and fifth ATA Road Team Captains in Penske Logistics history, joining Jim Clark, Earl Taylor and Neil Kirk.
ATA Road Team Captains attend industry events, speak at schools and meet policymakers, while maintaining full-time status with their respective companies.
"These men and women were selected as finalists for America's Road Team because they have outstanding safe driving records, share a passion for the trucking industry and are role models among their peers," said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO, in a news release. "We owe these professional drivers our gratitude, without them the American economy would come to a halt."
Singh, who is based in Stockton, California, services regional food and beverage accounts. Wood delivers medical supplies in the Southeastern U.S. and is domiciled in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
As part of the submission process, each of the Penske associates were required to submit a short video, which included reasons as to why each would be an ideal Road Team Captain.
Singh felt he would be an excellent fit because of his safe driving record over the last nearly two dozen years, and his ability to effectively teach the Smith System as a trainer.
Wood pointed out that he is a great example of safety in the industry and can convey the importance of trucking in the economy.
Jeff Jackson, Penske Logistics executive vice president dedicated contract carriage: "We are extremely proud of PJ and Scott for being chosen as finalists. Our past Road Team Captains have represented us well and their experiences with the ATA have enhanced their ability to serve as Penske brand ambassadors."
By Alen Beljin