Women In Trucking Association announces continued partnership with BMO Transportation Finance

Plover, WI – Dec. 1, 2016 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that BMO Transportation Finance has renewed its Gold Level Sponsorship to help the organization raise awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry – both as drivers and corporate leaders.

WIT’s mission is to encourage women to consider careers in the trucking industry, address obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrate the success of its members. The association’s annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the WIT Index study which monitors the representation of women in the industry, and annual recognition of an “Influential Woman in Trucking” are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.

BMO Transportation Finance began supporting WIT in 2014. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. John Dietze, the company’s senior vice president of dealer sales, serves on the Board of Directors for both WIT and the WIT Foundation.

“BMO Transportation Finance has a rich history of supporting diversity in the trucking industry,” said Dietze. “I’m proud to continue to sit on the board and can’t wait to see what we accomplish in 2017.”

“Studies show that women can add value and help companies to improve performance, but they are dramatically underrepresented in the transportation industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We’re grateful to business leaders like BMO Transportation Finance for their support in helping us raise awareness for the need for greater gender diversity in our industry. Their continued partnership will help Women In Trucking to engage more women at every level – and that’s good for all of us.”

John Dietze

John Dietze


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: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About BMO Harris Bank

BMO Transportation Finance is a brand name used by BMO Harris Bank. BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank¹s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet.  Banking products and services are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and are subject to bank and credit approval. BMO Harris Bank® is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,500 branches, and CDN $692 billion in assets (as of July 31, 2016).