|By PR Newswire||
|August 20, 2013 03:05 PM EDT||
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Award.
The award, first handed out in 2006, honors trucking companies, state associations and allied companies who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. And for the second straight year, the Russell Award is sponsored by TMW Systems Inc.
"It is important to highlight trucking's role as the backbone of the American economy," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Our industry is not only essential, but safe and sustainable. We are looking forward to this year's nominations and recognizing those that promote our image year round."
Submissions will be evaluated by an impartial panel of judges based on creativity, execution and reach/impact. All submissions must be submitted to the image campaign by Sept. 23. Winners will be announced in October during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
"For the trucking industry, the only constant seems to be change. It's an honor to celebrate the resilience, ingenuity, creativity and professional pride that people bring to their work in this industry each day," said David Wangler, President and CEO of TMW Systems.
To nominate a business or association for the Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Award click here.
"Good stuff. Trucks Bring It" is an industry-wide campaign aimed at improving the image of trucking. By emphasizing the relevance of trucking to all aspects of American society, the image campaign presents the public with a positive, modern image of the professional driver and industry. Everything we use comes by truck. "Trucks Bring It" is how the industry informs the public of its importance.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It! www.trucking.org.
SOURCE American Trucking Associations