G. Findley Reed was a long-time allied member of the Missouri Trucking Association and a leader in the insurance industry. Fin Reed had a high regard for the Association and recognized the importance of bringing together, at least once a year, both the allied industry and the motor carrier members of the Association. So each year at the annual convention, an allied industry member is recognized for service to the motor carrier industry and, in particular, for service to the Association.
Past recipients of the G. Findley Reed Award are:
1979 Ray Langer Trailer Services, Inc.
1980 Frank Alley St Louis Freightliner Co.
1981 Richard McCabe Truckmart, Inc.
1982 Ken Voorhes Insurance Management
1983 Harry Struby Volvo White Trucks
1984 Mike Saale Southwest Diesel, Inc.
1985 Larry Carril Cummins Gateway, Inc.
1986 Bob Tucker Ozark Kenworth, Inc.
1987 George Berigan Fruehauf Trailer Operations
1988 Beverly Cunliffe-Owen Beverly Industrial Tools & Fasteners
1989 Richard Drukker Cummins Mid-America, Inc.
1990 Jack Simon Gateway City International
1991 Don Campbell Western Diesel Services, Inc.
1992 Tom Payne Cummins Mid-America, Inc.
1993 Kirby Brooner Brooner & Squires Insurors
1994 Fred Bayless F & C Truck Sales
1995 Larry Phillops Humphrey Spring Co.
1996 Virgil Eikermann Clark Detroit Diesel-Allison
1997 Bill Donovan KCR International
1998 John Cline Cline Wood Agency
1999 Rose Studdard Southwest Missouri Truck Center
2000 Bob Vanderslice Midway Sterling Truck Center
2001 Bob Lee Great West Casualty
2002 Justin Williamson Midwest Systems
2003 Stan Linnertz DAC Services
2004 Robert J Meyer The Meyer Group
2005 Tom Boland Tom Boland Ford/Sterling/Western Star
2006 Mike Wettstein Central Power Systems & Services, Inc.
2007 Jim Pruett Great West Casualty Company
2008 Steve Ash Fabick CAT
2009 Allen Lane Central States Thermo King, Inc.
2010 Lindell Byron AAA Trailer Services, Inc.
2011 David Gach Dave’s Diesel Service, Inc.
2012 Lou Helmsing Craftsmen Trailer LLC
2013 Brad Sturges Springfield Freightliner Sales
2014 Ted Perryman Roberts Perryman PC
2015 Robert Eldridge Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems