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Branson’s Dedication to Trucking Safety Cited in Roosevelt Award

Frank L. Branson’s commitment to interstate trucking highway safety has earned him the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America’s “Man in the Arena” Award.

The award is named after one of the most memorable parts of President Teddy Roosevelt’s 1910 speech, “Citizenship in a Republic”:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

APITLA Executive Board member John Romano says Mr. Branson’s passionate effort to make the nation’s roadways safer is a fitting example of Roosevelt’s message.

“Frank Branson is clearly dedicated to this cause and through the ‘dust, sweat and blood’ of his efforts, he has attained an exceptionally high level of professional achievement in the promotion of interstate trucking highway safety,” Mr. Romano says.

Mr. Branson, of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, accepted the award during the organization’s national conference in St. Louis in September, 2011.

“This award is particularly meaningful to me because it honors our efforts through the justice system to both help the victims of 18-wheeler trucking accidents, and to also improve highway safety,” Mr. Branson says.