ATA honors former Roadway executive with Dove Award

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Updated May 17, 2011

The American Trucking Associations has honored Mike Wickham, former president and chief executive officer of Roadway Corp. and the founding chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute, with the S. Earl Dove Highways Award. The Dove Award, named for former ATA chairman and former owner of AAA Cooper Transportation S. Earl Dove, is the association’s highest honor, recognizing individuals whose contributions of time, energy and intelligence have advanced the interests of the trucking industry and ATA.

“Given his vision for and energy in creating and leading an independent research organization, there is no one more deserving to be added to these august ranks than Michael W. Wickham,” Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA Inc. and the current chairman of ATRI, said in presenting the Dove Award to Wickham during ATA’s celebration of ATRI’s 10th anniversary at the association’s annual Leadership Meeting.

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said Wickham’s “vision for a strong, credible independent research organization focused on the industry’s safety and productivity” was a driving force in the reorganization of the ATA Foundation into the research powerhouse that is ATRI.

“There is no better way to celebrate our 10 years of research excellence than to recognize the man who originally set us on this course,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president and chief operating officer.