Trucking Pioneers Honored into American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame

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Earlier this year, the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) paid tribute to six trailblazers in the trucking industry.

In a ceremony at ATHS headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., the society celebrated these pioneers and inducted them into the American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame, as outlined in a recent news release.

The six influential figures inaugurated into the Hall of Fame include Red Todgers, the inaugural American Trucking Associations (ATA) president; Fran Seiberling, the visionary behind the founding of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.; Harry Kent and Edgar Worthington, the visionaries who established Kenworth; and Al and Don Schneider, the founders of Schneider National Inc.

“This marked the third year that ATHS honored pioneers of the trucking industry. We invited the public, especially those in the transportation sector, to learn about the significant impact each of these pioneers has made upon the trucking industry and moving America forward,” said Hall of Fame Chair Tom Mullen. “We celebrated Kenworth’s 100th anniversary by displaying Kenworth trucks throughout the years. Attendees could also enjoy trucks from the ATA Interstate One Truck, a classroom on wheels with a state-of-the-art simulator, and the Kenworth 100-year history trailer. Goodyear and Schneider units were also present to enjoy.”

Support for the Hall of Fame has been generously provided by various contributors in the trucking industry, including Cummins, Daimler Truck North America, Old Dominion/Congdon Family, Vander Haag’s, CAT Scale, Iowa 80, Truckomat, Schneider Foundation, Mack, Hagerty, Walmart, Women in Trucking, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

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Source: The Trucker