Pennsylvania Road Team

The PMTA Pennsylvania Road Team is a public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about highway safety. The members of the PA Road Team represent PMTA and the industry within the community by meeting with organizations, schools, and public groups to talk about highway safety and trucking issues. The PA Road Team members are a vital part of helping PMTA spread the positive message of our industry to the public.


PA Road Team Members

Bob Dolan, XPO Logistics


Jerry Barndt, FedEx Freight

Total Commercial Driving Years:  23

Total Mileage Driven:  1,100,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  President’s Safety Team, 11 Year Safe Driving Award, 2008 1st Place Straight Truck (PA Truck Driving Championships)

Community Involvement:  Volunteers with the “Touch-A-Truck” Program for the Nazareth Memorial Library

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Watching NASCAR and Baseball, Spending time working in the yard.

Mark Ivan, Pitt Ohio

Total Commercial Driving Years:  26

Total Mileage Driven:  2,000,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  26 Year Safe Driving Award, 2 Million Mile Safe Driving Award

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Motorcycle riding, hunting, traveling.

Douglas Frombaugh, FedEx Freight

Total Commercial Driving Years:  33

Total Mileage Driven:  1,500,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  17 Year Safe Driving Award, 2011 Recognition & Award from Smith Systems, Dallas, TX

Community Involvement:  Operation Christmas Child Volunteer, Mission Projects, Athlete’s Association of Carlisle High School, Carlisle H.S. Football Coach

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Truck Shows, Flea Markets, Public Sales


John McKown, UPS Freight

Total Commercial Driving Years:  22

Total Mileage Driven:  1,000,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  2011-12 Company All-Star Road Team, 2015-16 America’s Road Team, Highway Hero Award from Road Safe America

Community Involvement:  Volunteers at VFW Post in East Berlin, Volunteers at The Brethren Home, Bermudian Springs Little League

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Baseball & Softball Umpire, Public Speaking on Industry Topics

Brian Smeltzer, RH Crawford, Inc.

Total Commercial Driving Years:  30

Total Mileage Driven:  3,000,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  PA State Truck Driving Championships – 2004 1st Place Flatbed & Grand Champion, 2005 3rd Place Flatbed, 2006 3rd Place Flatbed, 2007 1st Place Flatbed, 2008 2nd Place Flatbed, 2009 2nd Place Flatbed, 2012 1st Place Flatbed & Small Team Trophy, 2014 1st Place Flatbed & Grand Champion & Large Team Trophy, 2016 1st Place Flatbed, 2016 Lehigh Valley 2nd Place 5-Axle, 2004 TDC Nationals 4th Place, 2007 TDC Nationals 18th Place, 2012 TDC Nationals 6th Place, Driver of the Month in 2004/2013/2015

Community Involvement:  Volunteers for American Red Cross & Salvation Army

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Motorcycling, Snowmobiling, Traveling, Spending time with family.

Chris Sutton, UPS Freight

Total Commercial Driving Years:  34

Total Mileage Driven:  2,500,000 +

Industry Awards & Recognitions:  Munson Transportation Honor Roll Team, Overnight All-Star Road Team 2005, America’s Road Team Finalist, Safety & Driving Awards

Community Involvement:  Volunteers with St. Mark Episcopal Church

Hobbies or Special Interests:  Hot Rods, Car Shows, Die Cast Truck Collector, Lupus Drive, Truck Driving Competitions


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