Nomination period for Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award open

Updated Jul 2, 2024
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American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations recently announced it is accepting nominations for the 2024 Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

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 Florida Trucking Association, Idaho Trucking Association, Total Transportation of Mississippi, Bob Bramwell and Rob Phillips.

“The Mike Russell Award showcases the creativity and dedication of individuals and organizations to burnishing the image of trucking and raising positive awareness of the industry,” said American Trucking Associations Chief Operating Officer Sarah Rajtik. “This award recognizes people who go above and beyond to improve the image of trucking, while inspiring others to contribute in the future.”

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.  

Submissions for the award are assessed by a 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. 6.

The winners of the 2024 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award will be announced on Oct. 12-15 during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.