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TRALA Pays Tribute to Former Chairman Tony Pope

November 8, 2005

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Tony A. Pope, a former chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), who passed away in June, was honored at TRALA’s October Leadership Meeting held in Colorado Springs, Colo. In attendance were his wife, Patty, and daughter, Tina. Pope began his career in 1966 with a newly formed leasing company, Catawba Truck Rental in Claremont, N.C. He served as its president from 1980 to 1985, later becoming president of CT Group, a company formed to include the three operations of Catawba Truck Rental, Cargo Transporters, a truckload carrier, and Consolidated Services, a logistics company. Pope served as a TRALA board member for almost 20 years, including service as chairman of the government relations committee, second vice chairman, first vice chairman, and as the chairman of TRALA from 1991-1992. He was also vice president and director of the board for Amtralease (an independent truck leasing system) in 1986, a four-time president of the North Carolina Car and Truck Renting and Leasing Association, and, in 1991, director and chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association.
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