Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Terry Kilpatrick honored with H. Chester Webb Award by Alabama Trucking Association

Terry Kilpatrick, President of Billy Barnes Enterprises and a former Army Ranger and officer, was honored on Saturday, April 15, during the Alabama Trucking 84th Annual Convention with the H. Chester Webb Award for his contributions to the state’s trucking industry and his outstanding leadership and dedication to its growth and success.

Kilpatrick’s military background and education, which includes an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University, have served him well in his career.

According to ATA officials, Kilpatrick has been a tremendous asset to the organization, serving on every committee, task force, or leadership board that has been asked of him.

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality,” said last year’s Webb Award winner Kevin Savoy of Greenbush Logistics in describing the award. “And tonight’s Webb Award honoree is without question a servant leader who had a vision for our organization and put a plan in motion to make it a reality.”

In 2017, Kilpatrick served as ATA Chairman and lifted the association to new levels by starting the Alabama Trucking Association Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the trucking industry, support its workers, and enhance safety on the road.

Today, the Foundation’s work is centered on two key areas: promoting trucking jobs and improving trucking safety. Thanks to Kilpatrick’s vision and leadership, the Foundation has become an integral part of the state’s trucking community, making a real difference in the lives of countless people, and its impact will continue for years to come.

Kilpatrick is also a volunteer pilot for Pilots for Christ and has dedicated countless hours to serving communities in need. In recognition of his exceptional contributions, he was awarded the group’s Pilot of the Year title.

Kilpatrick was married to his late wife, Pam, for 46 years. Together, they raised five children and have 10 grandchildren, all of whom were present at the ceremony.

“It brings me immense pleasure and admiration to introduce my friend Terry Kilpatrick as the distinguished recipient of the H. Chester Webb Award, presented by the Alabama Trucking Association,” said Savoy. “Terry’s unwavering efforts, steadfast commitment, and genuine friendship have earned him this well-deserved honor, and I am honored to have him as a friend.”

The H. Chester Webb Award is an annual award presented by the Alabama Trucking Association to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Alabama trucking industry and demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to its growth and success. The award is named after H. Chester Webb, who was a prominent figure in the trucking industry and a founding member of the Alabama Trucking Association. The award is considered the highest honor that the Association can bestow upon a member of the Alabama trucking community. The award ceremony is a significant event in the trucking industry, and the recipient is chosen based on their achievements and contributions to the industry.