Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Plover, WI - December 1, 2016: Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and are seeking nominations for the 2017 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 by January 13, 2017.

“The mission of Women In Trucking Association includes celebrating the success of women who are pioneers in the industry. The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award recognizes a woman who has shown leadership in her role in supply chain management while supporting her community through humanitarian activities,” said Ellen Voie, President/CEO, Women In Trucking Association. “We look forward to honoring someone who has gone above and beyond her role in logistics and is both a role model and a pioneer in the industry.”

Sponsored by, the DWLA program is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including warehousing, traffic and shipping, supply chain management, third-party logistics, trucking, rail, and maritime cargo. Recipient of the 2016 DWLA, presented earlier this year, was Shelley Simpson. She is the executive vice president, chief marketing officer and president of Integrated Capacity Solutions and Truckload for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT).

Simpson is one of the judges for the 2017 award. Other members of the judging panel include Dr. Stephanie Ivey, director of Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, Southeast Transportation Workforce Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering. Ellen Voie will also be participating on the judging panel.

“At, we recognize that women are one of the vital keys to the success of our growing marketplace. We are inspired by women who express leadership and go above and beyond their normal duties to prove their dedication and to be role models in the industry,” said Brent Hutto, Chief Marketing Officer, “We will always encourage women to strive for success and we support what Women In Trucking is doing to help motivate these outstanding leaders in the supply chain and with the DWLA.”

The winner of the 2017 DWLA will be announced during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition, April 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to [email protected] or call (920) 737-9490.


Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association 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 or call 888-464-9482. 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, has grown to provide load planning and optimization, transportation management, telematics, rate benchmarking and spot market data, and powerful negotiation tools. Truckstop Pro,’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