President and CEO, Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, SC
Phil Byrd is the President and CEO of Charleston, South Carolina based Bulldog Hiway Express. Bulldog is a 50 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 currently serves as chairman of the American Trucking Associations, and is a member of the board of directors for the Truckload Carriers Association. He also serves on the advisory board of ATRI.
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 32 years ago and they have two sons Philip Jr. and Jeremy, and four grandchildren. Phil is 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.