PMTA Awards & Recognition

The overall success of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association comes from our dedicated and invested members. To honor those members, PMTA has several awards and recognitions, eligible to our members, that span all areas of the Trucking Industry. 

 Award Name Description  Deadline  Awarded At 

J. Harold Summers Leadership Award

J. Harold Summers was a Past Chairman of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, and Past President of the Lancaster Chapter. He was a dedicated and tireless leader in his community and served many years as a Trustee for the PMTA. The recipient of this award must exemplify the qualities of leadership and service to their community and this association, exemplified by Mr. Summers in his daily life.  

JHS Leadership Award Criteria & Application

March, 1, 2023

Annual Membership Conference

April 18-20, 2023

Driver of the Month/Year Awards

PMTA member companies are filled with drivers who go above and beyond every day to ensure safety, efficiency and excellence in the industry. PMTA chooses one driver each month to be named the Driver of the Month. And the end of the calendar year, all twelve Drivers of the Month are then evaluated and one is named the Driver of the Year at an annual awards dinner.  Sponsored by Sentry Transportation Insurance

DOM Award Criteria & Application

December 31

Driver of the Year Banquet

March 25, 2023

Fleet Safety Awards

PMTA's Fleet Safety Awards recognize motor carriers for the safe operation of their vehicles. Awards are based on miles traveled and number of accidents. Sponsored by Great West Casualty Co.

Fleet Safety Awards Application and Rules

March 1, 2023

Annual Membership Conference

April 18-20, 2023


Reppert-Graybeal Volunteer Award

This award honors a PMTA member that is active with the PA Truck Driving Championships each year.

Drivers, safety professionals, trainers, operation personnel, managers, supervisors, etc. are all eligible, as long as they have volunteered and worked in any capacity for PA TDC and other TDCs. 

R-G Volunteer Award Criteria & Application

May 1, 2023

Truck Driving Championships

June 9-10, 2023

Ed Gogolin Award

This award was developed in 1972 to recognize an individual in the trucking industry who has an exceptional record of contributions in safety. This individual must have demonstrated their commitment to safety through their contributions and untiring dedication to the field of safety. 

Gogolin Award Criteria & Application

September 1, 2023

Safety Day Conference

October 25, 2023

President's Award This award recognizes the individual in the association who was responsible for recruiting the most new PMTA members in the calendar year.   N/A

Annual Membership Conference

April 18-20, 2023


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