The Truckload Carriers Association recently presented its Past Chairman’s Award posthumously to Richard “Buck” Jenkins, co-owner of Diamond Transportation System Inc. of Racine, Wis. The presentation was held during TCA’s Annual Convention at The Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas.
The Past Chairman’s Award – TCA’s highest honor – is given to industry leaders who make a significant contribution to the business community, the industry and TCA. Jenkins, a TCA member for 36 years, served as a TCA officer and treasurer from 2000-2004 and also served as chairman of the Bylaws Committee from 1992-1993 and 1997-1998.
Jenkins also was involved in the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and served in numerous positions, including chairman. In 2003, he received the Frank W. Babbitt Award, WMCA’s highest honor, for his outstanding service, support of the trucking industry and contributions to the association.
Jenkins died from cancer in November 2007 at 74.