Women In Trucking Association Announces its August Member of the Month

Plover, WI (August 1, 2017) – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Laurie Zalac as its July Member of the Month. Laurie is the Director of National Accounts for MacroPoint.

Laurie’s introduction to the transportation industry came through her husband. She is married to a 25-year veteran of the highway with over two million accident-free miles. In 2000, he decided to get his own authority. Laurie agreed to support his efforts and learn. With extensive assistance from OOIDA, they started their own trucking company. They quickly decided to add leased owner-operators and in 2002 they had ten trucks. 

“Transportation is at the heart of our family. I have been fortunate enough to travel all 50 states – 49 by truck and as soon as the bridge to Hawaii is built, I bet we will be one of the first tractor trailers to cross! I can’t imagine being any more blessed!”

Laurie’s career in the industry brought her to Freight All Kinds (FAK) as a broker agent. She spent five years with FAK and grew a solid book of business. From there, she accepted a position with FedEx where she was a two-time President’s Club award winner. Her career at FedEx was diverse. In addition to her organic customers, she managed a very large in-kind contribution budget supporting FedEx’s initiative to assist disaster recovery. She managed a 20-day blitz of service after Hurricane Sandy and worked with Governor Cuomo’s office, the Office of Homeland Security and many other organizations to restore power, drinking water and deliver food and clothing to those in need. “My biggest accomplishment was being chosen as part of the team to ring the closing bell on Wall Street for the 40th Anniversary of FedEx,” she said. “What an exciting time!”

After meeting the owners of MacroPoint, Laurie was completely impressed with the product. Today she supports the transportation industry as the Director of National Accounts for MacroPoint. 

“I value every experience I have had and am so thankful to have aligned my experience with MacroPoint as it allows me to support shippers, brokers and carriers by meeting their visibility demands all the while creating a safer driver environment and respecting drivers’ sleep and rest periods. I anticipate that throughout my life, I will continue to support the transportation industry in some form. In addition to my ‘paid’ job, I continue to support disaster relief efforts by volunteering for the Logistics Team at the American Red Cross.”

Laurie Zalac

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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., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.