Call for Nominations: 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Plover, WI – January 9, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America.

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at www.womenintrucking.org/DWLA by February 12, 2018.

“WIT’s mission includes celebrating the success of women who are forerunners in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, president/CEO, Women In Trucking Association. “The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award allows us an opportunity to honor someone who has gone above and beyond her role in supply chain management and is both a role model and a pioneer in the industry.” 

Sponsored by Truckstop.com, the DWLA program is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking. The 2017 DWLA recipient was Andra Rush, chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, and chair, CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems.

Members of the award selection committee include a representative from WIT, Truckstop.com, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and a university professor.

“At Truckstop.com, we will continue to promote the equality of opportunity in the workplace until all have their place at the table and are utilizing their talents to the fullest,” said Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, Truckstop.com. “We applaud and support Women In Trucking for helping to create opportunities for women in the transportation and logistics industry, and are proud to continue this effort by sponsoring the DWLA again this year.”

The winner of the 2018 DWLA will be announced during TIA “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition, April 8-11, 2018, in Palm Desert, CA.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to lana@womenintrucking.org or call (920) 737-9490.

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About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Truckstop.com 
Truckstop.com is the one-stop connection between North America’s commercial transportation professionals. Founded in 1995 as the first freight-matching marketplace to hit the web, Truckstop.com has grown to provide load planning and optimization, transportation management, telematics, rate benchmarking and spot market data, and powerful negotiation tools. Truckstop Pro, Truckstop.com’s most recent and most advanced software subscription, offers users a real-time load board and enhanced transportation partner search and qualification. To learn more, visit Truckstop.com.