KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) has established the American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame (ATIL), a place to "recognize industry leaders and icons."
The hall will be located at the ATHS home office in Kansas City and will be open for trucking industry members and their families, as well as the public, "to celebrate major transport industry contributions and award winners."
ATHS Chairman Tom Mullen said the objective of the hall is to honor award program winners and "industry leaders to be known forever, easily found, and honored all in one trucking industry center."
The ATIL Hall of Fame said company and industry awards programs are invited to display their programs as part of the trucking industry experience, alongside the ATHS Visitors Center and the Zoe James Memorial Library.
"For too long trucking professionals have been receiving prestigious awards, only to then be forgotten," ATIL Hall of Fame Executive Director Laurence Gration said. "The ATIL Hall of Fame will allow proper recognition to continue and expand the awareness of the excellent work trucking professionals do as they contribute daily to our society."
The ATHS is dedicated to preserving the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers, with almost 20,000 members and 100 chapters, in 23 countries and all states.