GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America’s truck tire division was recently honored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) with the 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” Trucking Image Award as the industry supplier winner. The award, which recognizes those that creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry, was presented to company officials at the annual ATA Management Conference and Exhibition last week in Phoenix.
“Michelin promotes a positive image and awareness of the trucking industry through a number of programs and partnerships, through our people, and most of all, through our innovative products that we supply to fleets and owner-operators,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin helps promote the trucking industry as essential, safe and sustainable, so it is an honor to be recognized with the ATA ‘Good stuff’ image award.”
“We are pleased to recognize Michelin North America,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Michelin's efforts in enhancing and promoting the positive image of the trucking industry are significant.”
Michelin efforts to enhance the reputation of the trucking industry center on its industry partnerships, leadership and product innovations, such as:
• ATA Share the Road program
• Official Tire of Yellowstone National Park Foundation
• North American Council for Freight Efficiency leadership
• Tire Retread and Information Bureau leadership
• ATA Technology and Maintenance Council leadership
• XZA3 Antisplash steer tire, and
• X One wide single drive and trailer tires.
The more than 100 award submissions were evaluated by an impartial panel of judges based on creativity, execution and reach/impact. The award is named in honor of the late Mike Russell, a trucking industry supporter and media official who helped develop the “Good stuff. Trucks Bring It.” campaign as vice president of Public Affairs for the American Trucking Associations.
“Good stuff. Trucks Bring It” is an industry-wide campaign aimed at improving the image of trucking. By emphasizing the relevance of trucking to all aspects of American society, the image campaign presents the public with a positive, modern image of the professional driver and industry. Everything we use comes by truck. “Trucks bring It” is how the industry informs the public of its importance. www.trucksbringit.com.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelintruck.com) employs more than 22,600 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 17 locations.
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