American Truck Historical Society Announces First Hall of Fame Inductees
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On September 2, the American Truck Historical Society announced its first inductees into the American Trucking and Industry Hall of Fame, which aims to showcase the rewards programs of individuals as well as companies and associations.
Inductees are Cummins Inc. Founder Clessie Lyle Cummins, Mack Trucks Founders Jack and Gus Mack, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, and Radio Host Dave Nemo. OOIDA President Todd Spencer will accept on behalf of the association.
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From left to right: Jack Mack, Gus Mack, Clessie Cummins and Dave Nemo.
The induction ceremony and an opening ceremony officially marking the opening of the American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame are scheduled to take place on October 15. Local and state government leaders as well as trucking industry leaders are invited to attend.
“So many people have spent their lives in the industry, driving trucks on the highways, and they just go unrecognized,” Hall of Fame President Tom Mullen told Transport Topics. “We are talking about individual people. It’s really about recognizing the people who have touched everyone’s lives without knowing it.
The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the American Truck Historical Society. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the company was created to preserve the history of trucks and the trucking industry. The Hall of Fame is housed within the company.
Visitors will see photos, a wall featuring a timeline of major milestones, and items such as Smith-Miller Inc. toy engines and trucks.
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