Your AMTA Road Knights

Nomination Package

Nomination Brochure

Ready to Deliver Safety

The four-member team of AMTA Road Knights stand ready to visit communities throughout the province to deliver a message of how to safely share the road with trucks and to raise awareness of industry career opportunities.

Ed Stasyshyn

Trimac, Edmonton

 

 

Glenn McNeilly

Bison Transport, Calgary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMTA Road Knights are professional transport drivers with first-class driving records who meet with the community to raise awareness of industry careers and how to safely share the road with a truck. The newly formed five-member team will be officially introduced to the AMTA membership on Saturday, May 2 at the association’s Annual General Meeting taking place during the AMTA 2015 Leadership Conference (May 1 and 2, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, AB).

This is the fourth team of Road Knights assembled in Western Canada; AMTA forged the trail for the program in the western provinces when it unveiled its inaugural team in 2011. Over the next two years, the AMTA Road Knights will appear at driving schools, business clubs, high schools, social clubs and other public venues. Team members wear a jacket emblazoned with the Road Knight’s crest and may bring a tractor-trailer to some events for tours and road sharing demonstrations.

To request a visit from an AMTA Road Knight, please contact Team Lead: Ophelia Ijeh, at 403-214-3431 or via email ophelia.ijeh@amta.ca

About the AMTA Road Knights

Our Mission

To make our roadways safer by encouraging all road users to be partners in safety. The team also works to increase awareness of trucking’s economic importance and to promote the industry as a viable career choice.

Team members are selected from applicants throughout the province and are chosen because of their collision-free driving record, commitment to safety and enthusiasm for the road transportation industry. Road Knights are located in different parts of the province to broaden their geographic reach.

Candidates who were short listed for the program were required to submit a detailed application outlining why they want to become a team member. They had to deliver a well-organized and clearly presented speech and participate in a rigorous interview by a selection panel. The selection panel consisted of representatives from Alberta’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement branch, trucking industry trade press, TruckWest, and AMTA officials.

The participation of the team members is made possible thanks to the generous support of AMTA member companies. AMTA oversees the program and locates opportunities for the team members to engage with the community. Each team serves for two years. The next AMTA Road Knights Team will be selected in 2017.