Five pioneers from three segments of the trucking industry will be inducted into the American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the American Truck Historical Society’s home office in Kansas City Wednesday, Oct.26.

The 2022 inductees are:

  • Earl and Lillian Congdon, Old Dominion Freight Line founders
  • Leland James, Freightliner Trucks founder
  • Bill and Carolyn Moon, Iowa 80 Group founders

“ATHS is pleased to welcome back past inductee recipient and ATHS Visionary Partner, Cummins; past inductee OOIDA; and past inductee and radio trucking great Dave Nemo, who will be the Master of Ceremony. We hope to continue to grow this event each year,” said Tom Mullen, ATIL Hall of Fame Chair. “There is no better way to honor the trucking industry than by celebrating professional drivers and trucking industry leaders.”

“The ATHS mission is to ‘preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. The ATIL Hall of Fame fits into our mission of honoring these pioneers who laid the foundation for the trucking industry. In addition, it recognizes the trucking professional’s contribution to the economy and impact on consumerism,” said ATHS Executive Director Laurence Gration.

The ATIL Hall of Fame is made possible with funding from ATHS Visionary Partners, Cummins, and Daimler Truck North America; Hall of Fame Participating Partners, Walmart Transportation and Women in Trucking; and Individual Sustaining Partners. 

The American Trucking and Industry Leader Hall of Fame launched in May 2021 and is housed within the American Truck Historical Society in Kansas City, Missouri.