Alabama Trucking Association Honors Trucking Executive and BCA Board Member

The Alabama Trucking Association has honored Anniston trucking executive Greg Brown of BR Williams Trucking Inc. with its 2018 H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service.

The award, which recognizes state trucking professionals for outstanding service and leadership to their communities and the industry as a whole, was given Brown at the ATA’s 80th annual convention this past weekend in Destin, Fla.

Brown serves on the Business Council of Alabama’s board of directors and on the board of ProgressPAC, the BCA’s political arm.

ATA President and CEO Frank Filgo said while the ATA has had its share of great leaders, few personify the ideals and characteristics of this award more closely than Brown, “the perfect ATA member.”

“He consistently gives of himself and his resources for the betterment of our organization,” Filgo said.

“I can honestly think of no one more deserving than Greg. Without leaders like him, we would be unable to do the important work our members expect of us. This Association is forever grateful for his service and sacrifice for the advancement and improvement of Alabama’s vast trucking industry.”

BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said Brown is an exemplary BCA board of directors’ member.

“Greg’s long-time active membership on the Business Council of Alabama board is the standard by which volunteer service is measured,” Canary said. “And his service to the state and nation’s trucking industry and his public involvement in Calhoun County is the template by which public service is gauged.”

BR Williams observed its 60th anniversary this year. It’s a legacy ATA member with more than 54 years of close affiliation with the association. Three BR Williams executives have served as ATA chairman, and the company’s support of the association is among the strongest.

Brown joined its executive board in 2010 and immediately volunteered to represent the ATA as its state vice president to the American Trucking Associations in Washington, D.C., a position he maintains. In 2016, the national ATA honored Brown with the Rocque Dameo Award for his longtime leadership and service to that organization.

Brown is an engaged community advocate, supporting several area charitable groups in his home town of Anniston, including serving as a trustee for his alma mater, Jacksonville State University, the ATA said.

The H. Chester Webb Award was in established 1958 to recognize individuals in the state’s trucking industry for service and contributions to the industry and encourage public service by all members of the highway transportation industry. Winners of the Webb Award are those who have given their talents, leadership and dedication to the Alabama trucking industry, the state trucking association, and the communities where they reside.

Founded in 1938, the Alabama Trucking Association is a non-profit trade association, representing state motor carriers in the advancement of highway transportation and serves as the voice of trucking in Alabama.