Tennessee Semi Truck Insurance News: TN Trucker Talks Safety
In October 2019, the Chattanooga Times Free Press published an interview with long-time Tennessee trucker Tim Chelette. Per the Times Free Press, he was “named to America’s Road Team, a group of 18 national ambassadors of the American Trucking Association that represent the trucking industry to motorists, lawmakers and the media” recently, and he sure has earned the title!
TN Trucker Talks Focus on Safety on the Road
Chelette has logged roughly 2 million accident-free miles in big rigs! That’s a lot of driving, and the staff at J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC salutes him for it! As semi truck insurance professionals, we know that his distinguished driving record is by no means attributed to luck, but a focus on the value of human lives while on the road.
- Chelette stays accident free by imagining every motorist has a concerned family back at home, waiting.
Tennessee is Known as a Challenging State for Professional Drivers Around the Nation
America’s Road Team is a public outreach program lead by professional truckers. These drivers share outstanding driving abilities, skills and techniques with the public.
As a member of America’s Road Team, part of Chelette’s duty is hosting safety talks, with a goal of highway safety in mind. He made these key safety points about trucking in “The Volunteer State”:
- Nashville, Knoxville, and lately Chattanooga — are known for truck-traffic congestion.
- Monteagle Mountain, with its steep grade, is notorious among professional drivers nationwide.
- In Chattanooga, it’s the Missionary Ridge “cut” that truckers struggle with, because it’s so difficult to keep the momentum up the ridge when you’re loaded.
At J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC, we work with fleet managers, big rig drivers, and other CDL professionals in Tennessee. Safety is our focus too! Check out our blog for more great Tennessee driver resources, like our article about Great Reads for Your Ten Hour Break. And as always, contact us for a Tennessee semi truck insurance quote at any time! We also provide semi truck insurance in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska.