Trucking Federation Honors YRC Worldwide's Kelley with Halladay Award
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug.7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --During their recent
annual meeting the Trucking Association Executives Council honored J. Michael
Kelley, chief sustainability officer and vice president of external affairs
for YRC Worldwide Inc., with the distinguished J.R. "Bob" Halladay Award for
his long time dedication to, and continued support of, the TAEC.
The Halladay Award, named for the late Bob Halladay, who served as ATA's
senior vice president for federation relations, recognizes individuals for
outstanding contributions in assisting and supporting the work and efforts of
the 50 state trucking associations and conferences that make up the ATA
Federation. The periodic award is presented only when the region hosting the
TAEC Annual Meeting has determined a person worthy of the recognition.
"Mike exemplifies the honesty, professionalism and dedication we look for when
bestowing the Halladay award," said TAEC Chairman John Hausladen, president of
the Minnesota Trucking Association. "Throughout his career Mike has sought the
best for the federation as a faithful supporter of our efforts as a group, and
as individual states, even when times were tough, Mike worked to keep YRC as a
member of all the state trucking associations, which is a testament to his
commitment to our work."
"At YRC Worldwide we place a great value on the work of the members of TAEC,"
Kelley said. "Every day these dedicated professionals work to promote and
protect our industry to keep the wheels of commerce moving. There are common
threads that bind the TAEC family - dedication, passion and professionalism -
and to be recognized by them is a great honor and one that I will work to
uphold in the spirit of Bob Halladay's exemplary service to the trucking
"We are very proud that Mike has been selected as the recipient of the Bob
Halladay Award. Mike is a tremendous asset to YRC Worldwide and also the ATA
with his support and involvement with the state associations," said James
Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. "His knowledge of this industry is deep and Mike
has always been proud to work in the trucking industry. Mike represents both
YRC Worldwide and the trucking industry as a consummate professional in any
activity that he is involved with. And certainly we are lucky to have Mike
working for YRC Worldwide."
The award was presented to Kelley at the TAEC Annual Meeting held July 20-23
in Austin, Tex.
Halladay served as the first elected chairman of ATA's Trucking Association
Executives Council. During his tenure he wrote "The Story of the American
Trucking Associations," a history of the group published in 1994. He sadly
passed away this September, but this award honors his memory and legacy.
The Trucking Association Executives Council is comprised of staff executives
of state trucking associations and conferences affiliated with American
Trucking Associations. This mission of TAEC is to promote the trucking
industry; contribute to the improvement of the associations and organizations
established to serve the trucking industry; and to advance the professional
stature and capabilities of the executives of those associations.
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
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations
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