TIDA Awards

Biezup Award

The John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award was created to honor John Biezup, a charter member of TIDA who died suddenly in 1994. John was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Palmer, Biezup and Henderson. He was a tireless and innovative lawyer who constantly sought out new ways to protect his clients' interests. His clients were as dedicated to him as he was to them. It was to honor that spirit of service that TIDA created an award bearing his name. Each year, the TIDA Board of Directors chooses a member of TIDA whom they believe best exemplifies John’s spirit of service, not only to TIDA, but to his or her clients and the trucking industry.

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Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was initially established in 2008 and acknowledges dedicated service, excellence and commitment to the defense of the trucking industry.  Endowment grants are awarded to organizations or individuals that directly or indirectly are aligned with the mission of TIDA.  The endowment will be in the form of scholarships or grants; it also can be a recurring annual endowment.

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Hero of the Highway Award

The Trucking Industry Defense Association’s (TIDA) “Hero of the Highway” award is bestowed annually to a commercial driver who deserves recognition for heroic behavior and/or extraordinary public service demonstrated in the past year. The TIDA Board of Directors selects the recipient of the Hero of the Highway Award, who receives an all-expenses (airfare and hotel) paid trip to be honored at TIDA’s Annual Industry Seminar. In addition, the recipient will receive a $2,500 check for his or her service to the trucking industry.

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