The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

The award, first handed out in 2006, honors trucking companies, state associations and industry suppliers who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry.

"As our industry continues to make great strides in safety and environmental sustainability while continuing to play an essential role in the U.S. economy, there has never been a more important time to tell our story," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Each year, we look to honor those carriers, state associations and allied companies who go the extra mile to promote this industry that we are all so proud of."

Submissions will be evaluated by an impartial panel of judges based on creativity, execution and impact. All submissions must be submitted to the image campaign by September 11. Winners will be announced in October during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

The Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Awards are named in honor of the late Mike Russell, a trucking industry supporter and former ATA vice president of public affairs, and are sponsored by TMW Systems.

To nominate a business or association for the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award click here.

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