NOV. 13-16 • DALLAS, TX
Attendees from all roles, levels, and company types in the industry were represented, bringing diverse perspectives, stories, connections, and more.
From leadership, professional development, HR/talent management, operations, safety, technology, driver issues, sales and marketing, industry issues and trends, and D&I best practices, the event covered it all! Industry leaders such as FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson spoke on challenges and opportunities for women in the industry.
Many valuable products and services specific to the industry were featured on the expo floor, including a Photo Networking component, an interactive and fun way for attendees to meet and greet with exhibitors.
Attendees experienced first-hand innovative new equipment through the Truck & Technology Tour – which featured cabs, trailers, self-driving trucks, Big Data and AI technology, IoT devices and platforms, TMS, and WMS. Companies included: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Clean Harbors, Daimler Truck North America, Highway Transport, Navistar, PACCAR, Suburban Propane, Triumph, Truckers Against Trafficking, UPS, Volvo, Walmart, Way, WITney, WM, Freightliner, and Western Star.
Between speed networking, workshops, receptions, interactive roundtable discussions, expo time, and more, there were plenty of ways attendees could make meaningful connections and build relationships.
During a special recognition program, WIT acknowledged and celebrated the 2022 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation, 2022 Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation, and 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation. All of whom are making great strides in their careers and fostering exceptional workplaces for women.
Quia John hopes to haul gravel for large construction projects in the region, as she has earned her Class A CDL. Jessica McKeown aspires to one day lead and manage a team in the 3PL sector. Jesse Stewart hopes to be an Owner-Operator – making her a second-generation woman truck driver. Morgan Wenger is enrolled in a Supply Chain program and hopes to pursue a career in transportation. Kathleen Lindsay just obtained her CDL and purchased her first truck and started her own company.
Trina Norman, Southern California Feeder Operations Manager, UPS, was the recipient of the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Sponsored by Daimler Truck North America, the announcement came after the panel discussion, “When Remarkable Women Do Remarkable Things.” Norman stood out due to her passion in giving back to her community, supporting her team, and leading her company toward success.
"Attendees from TOM, POST, AFP, Amazon Freight, Relay and MMPM came to the conference to show our dedication to women development. So proud we could put our women leaders first and strive to be earth's best employer here at Amazon," said Monica Leonard, Amazon WaT Board Vice President and company champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.