President, Bulldog Hiway
Phil Byrd is the President and CEO of Charleston, South Carolina-based Bulldog Hiway Express. Bulldog is a 55 year old for hire trucking firm serving the truckload and intermodal segments of the industry.
Mr. Byrd is a two time past chairman of the South Carolina Trucking Association, he has also served as chairman of the South Carolina Maritime Association and the Charleston Motor Carrier Association. He is currently the Chairman of the American Trucking Associations and serves on the advisory board of ATRI. He has previously served on Truckload Carriers Association board of directors.
Mr. Byrd is a past recipient of the Motor Carrier Executive of the Year Award for South Carolina, and the 2004 NTW Transportation Leader of the Year. He is a 1976 graduate of the Charleston Southern University where he now serves on the Board of Visitors and was selected as their 1999 Alumnus of the Year.
Phil married his college sweetheart Lynda and they were blessed with two sons, Philip Jr. (dec.) and Jeremy, and two grandchildren. Phil is a regular lay speaker in churches throughout South Carolina. He is a member of Reevesville Baptist Church where is serves as a Trustee, a Deacon, and a Sunday School Teacher. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, golfing, and camping with his family.