John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award

The John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award was created to honor John Biezup, a charter member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (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 was constantly trying to find 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. Annually, 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.


Congratulations to TIDA's 2022 John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award Recipient:

Clay Porter

Pictured: Sara Miemiec (Immediate Past President) and Clay Porter (2022 award winner)

John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award
Past Recipients


2021 John Spiros, Roehl Transport, Inc    
2020 Lee Piovarcy, Martin Tate Morrow & Marston    
2019 Robert Lund, Swift Transportation/Mohave Transportation Insurance Company    
2018 Joseph W. Pappalardo, Gallagher Sharp 2006 James Klemme, Great West Casualty Company
2017  Donna Cook, Lockton Companies  2005  Timothy Abeel, Rawle & Henderson 
2016 Charles Carr, Carr Allison 2004 Marian Weilert Sauvey, Atlas Van Lines
2015  William C. Burns, Landstar System, Inc.  2003 Brian Wood, Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson 
2014 Tom McLaughlin,  Transport Corporation of America  2002  Bob Hoppie, Great West Casualty Company 
2013 Bruce Dickinson, Stephenson & Dickinson PC 2001 Gerry Young, G.E. Young & Co. 
2012 Paul Berne, Lancer Insurance Company  2000  Carl Fisher, Hinshaw & Culbertson 
2011 Susan Watson, Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow & Canter 1999  Ben McAuley, Wayman, Irvin & McAuley 
2010 Keith Dunlap, NTA, Inc  1998  John Mullin, John Deere Transportation 
2009 Doug Rennie, Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson  1997  Norm Young, FFE, Inc. 
2008 Mark Whitehead, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. 1996  Bob Corry, Dennis, Corry & Porter 
2007  Inga Upshaw, Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw, LLC 1995  Barbara Murphy, Carolina Casualty