Ohio Trucking Association's Larry Davis Awarded ATA President's Annual TAEC Leadership Award

Oct 20, 2010, 19:45 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations announced Larry Davis, President, Ohio Trucking Association, was awarded the ninth annual ATA President's Annual TAEC Leadership Award at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition Oct. 16-19 in Phoenix, Ariz.

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The award recognizes the state trucking association that has gone above and beyond in its support of American Trucking Associations, its members and the industry at large.

"Our state trucking associations are vital to the success of the American Trucking Associations," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Larry has worked for nearly 45 years to improve safety on our highways, and has tirelessly advocated on behalf of the entire trucking industry. From his annual visit with the "Call on Washington" program, to hosting Share the Road and America's Road Team events, to his work in securing uniform speed limits in the state, Larry is recognized as a strong advocate of ATA and the industry.

ATA and J.J. Keller created the award to honor a state trucking association leader and create an enduring legacy for that leader and for the industry. A $10,000 grant will also be awarded to a non-profit 501(c)(3) trucking education or research organization chosen by Larry Davis.

"It is wonderful to see Larry receive the recognition he deserves," said TAEC National Chairman Dale Bennett.  "Larry has always been a staunch supporter of the ATA federation and the industry.  My colleagues and I wish him the best and congratulate him on this much-deserved award."

The Trucking Association Executives Council is comprised of staff executives of state trucking associations and conferences affiliated with the American Trucking Associations. TAEC serves to promote the trucking industry; contribute to the improvement of the associations and organizations established to serve the trucking industry; and advance the professional stature and capabilities of the managers and executives of such associations.

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

SOURCE American Trucking Associations