This country's trucking industry and the men and women who built and operate it will be enshrined in a new hall of fame in Kansas City, Missouri.
The American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame is a new home for existing Industry Achievement Awards programs and a place to recognize industry leaders and Icons, according to the American Truck Historical Society, which will host the hall of fame at its headquarters.
The announcement comes as ATHS celebrates its 50th year.
“There are various awards programs out there,” Chairman Tom Mullen said. “We want those awards programs, their winners, and industry leaders to be known forever, easily found, and honored all in one trucking industry center.”
The ATIL Hall of Fame is built around honoring all industry awards and safety recognition programs, including the well-established ATHS Awards program, and is set to grow through the inclusion of the whole trucking industry. The ATIL Hall of Fame can now invite all company and industry awards programs to display their programs as part of the overall trucking industry experience, alongside the ATHS Visitors Center and the Zoe James Memorial Library.
“For too long trucking professionals have been receiving prestigious awards, only to then be forgotten,” said Laurence Gration, ATIL Hall of Fame Executive Director. “The ATIL Hall of Fame will allow proper recognition to continue and expand the awareness of the excellent work trucking professionals do as they contribute daily to our society.”