ATA honors Halladay with S. Earl Dove Award

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The American Trucking Associations recently honored Bob Halladay with the S. Earl Dove Highway Award for his lifetime of dedication to the trucking industry. The Dove Award, which is considered ATA’s highest honor, recognizes individuals whose contributions of time, energy and intelligence have advanced the interests of the trucking industry and ATA.

The award was presented by Tom Howells, president of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, at ATA’s annual Winter Leadership meeting in Washington, D.C. “This honor I have been given today is the greatest I have ever received,” Halladay says. “This is a great experience, and I am proud to have been a part of this industry and this association.”

Halladay began his career in trucking in 1952 as managing director of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association. He later served as chairman of the Midwest Trucking Associations, first chairman of the ATA Reciprocity Committee and as the first elected chairman of ATA’s Trucking Association Executives Council. During his tenure, he also served as ATA’s director of interstate cooperation and wrote “The Story of the American Trucking Associations,” a history of the group published in 1994. He retired in 1990.

“We honor Bob for his lifetime contributions to ATA and to its work, and for representing the men and women who work in the industry,” Howells said. “We are indebted to Bob for his significant efforts. We, as an industry, are lucky that Bob found his home in trucking.”