The American Trucking Associations Monday presented past ATA Chairman Mike Card, president of Combined Transport Inc., Central Point, Oregon, with the federation’s Cathy Evans Highway to Victory Award for his advocacy work on behalf of the trucking industry.

“Mike has grown a small family trucking company into a leading employer in his home state of Oregon,” said ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan. “He has leveraged that vital economic importance to make his voice heard with leaders of Congress and his state government. He is a shining example of how our industry can innovate its message and build relationships that make a difference with policymakers that make a difference.”

Named for longtime ATA lobbyist Cathy Evans, the Highway to Victory Award is presented annually to an ATA member who has made significant contributions to the Federation’s advocacy efforts at the state and federal level.

While serving as ATA Chairman from 2012-2013, Card was a driving force behind the creation of LEAD ATA, the federation’s leadership training program. He is currently chairman of the ATA Litigation Center and has also been a member of the American Transportation Research Institute’s board of directors, chairman of the Oregon Trucking Association, a longtime and active supporter of TruckPAC.