Tca Presented the prestigious Past Chairmen's Award posthumously to Richard “Buck” Jenkins, co-owner of Diamond Transportation System, Racine, Wisconsin. TCA's highest award recognizes industry leaders who make a significant contribution to the business community, the industry, and the association.
Jenkins, a TCA member for 36 years, served as an officer and treasurer from 2000 to 2004. He also served as chairman of the Bylaws Committee from 1992 to 1993 and 1997 to 1998.
He was heavily involved in the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) and served numerous positions, including chairman. In 2003, he received the Frank W. Babbitt Award, WMCA's highest honor, for his outstanding service, support of the trucking industry, and contributions to the association.
“Buck Jenkins was a rock-solid truckload guy through and through,” said James O'Neal, president of O & S Trucking, Springfield, Missouri, and outgoing TCA chairman. “He was always pitching in to help the organization, either as a member or as an officer, or both.
“We could think of no other recipient more deserving of this award.”
Jenkins married Jeanette Voetberg in 1988 after meeting her at a TCA annual convention. The couple celebrated many anniversaries at the conventions.
Jenkins, 74, died from cancer in November 2007.