This award is presented to an individual or individuals, who have demonstrated their steadfast commitment and devotion over a period of years to the Championships program.

Year Sam Gillette Life-Time Volunteer Award Winner
1994

Neill Darmstadter 

American Trucking Associations 

Virginia 

1995

Bob Rudesill 

Minnesota 

1996

Ed "Pappy" Edmond 

Florida 

1997

Paul Attridge 

Deland Gibson Insurance Associates 

Massachusetts 

1998

Edward K. Shea 

CCJ 

Pennsylvania 

1999

Alex C. Ayala 

H.E. Butt Grocery Co. 

Texas 

2000

Howard Fitzgerald 

Watkins Motor Lines 

Florida 

2001

Jeannine Bleicher 

Arizona Motor Truck Association 

Arizona 

2002

Tony & Ruth Gatti 

New Jersey 

2003

John & Annelle Porter 

Ohio 

2004

Richard A. Gillespie 

Dakota County Technical College 

Minnesota 

2005

William "Brill" Whim 

Kansas 

2006

Rick Lane 

Shamrock Foods Co. 

Arizona 

2007

Doug Lax, Sr., CDS 

Sumter Transport 

South Carolina 

2008

Wood and Jeanne Yarwood 

Pennsylvania 

2009

Fay and James Williams

Arkansas 

2010

Dave Knobloch 

Wisconsin 

2011

Gary Tunsky, Sr. 

Dakota County Technical College 

Minnesota 

2012

John C. "Jack" Taylor 

Deleware Technical & Community 

Delaware 

2013

John J. Killlilee 

Idaho 

2014

Sam Gillette 

Colorado 

2015

Susan Webb 

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association 

Wisconsin 

2016

Chris Ignowski 

FedEx Ground 

Illinois 

2022

Michelle Wells

South Dakota Trucking Association 

South Dakota

2023

Bill Graham

Pennsylvannia