ATA opens nominations for annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award

Updated May 23, 2023
Collage of 2022 Mike Russell Award winners

The American Trucking Associations has announced it is now accepting nominations for  the 2023 Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

“By sharing our story, the winners and nominees of the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award do a great service for our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “This award is to honor individuals and organizations that consistently go above and beyond to broaden and strengthen the awareness of the industry to policy makers, the media, and the public.”

The Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, celebrates companies, organizations, and individuals who creatively generate awareness of the trucking industry. This award is presented to an individual, motor carrier, trucking organization, and industry supplier who demonstrate excellence in creating a positive image for the trucking industry. This is illustrated by a safety-first approach to conducting business and professionalism.

Last year, ATA recognized TrueNorth Companies, Northern Industrial Training, Ken Calhoun with Altec Industries and the Alabama Trucking Association.

ATA said Great West Casualty Company is continuing their sponsorship of the 2023 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award is named in Honor of Mike Russell, a trucking industry supporter and former ATA Vice President of Public Affairs.

Award submissions are evaluated by an expert, impartial panel of judges based on creativity, frequency, reach, impact and execution.

Visit the official nomination page to learn more about the award and how to submit a nomination.Completed nominations must be submitted to the ATA Industry Affairs Department no later than Aug. 15.

The winners of the 2023 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award will be announced on October 14-17, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.