SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers.
As a transport equipment manager, Dawson combined extraordinary technical understanding and knowledge with vision and foresight to develop practical solutions to equipment problems and vehicle design. A dedicated, lifelong student of his profession and technology, he encouraged professional development in those with whom he worked.
This scholarship is intended to encourage the ideal of Dawson's respected technical competence in transport management.