Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Gold Partnership with Daimler Truck North America

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Apr 15, 2024 5:00:00 AM


ARLINGTON, Va. – April 15, 2024 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Daimler Truck North America has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to continue to support the association’s mission to bring gender diversity to transportation and logistics.

Daimler Truck North America has been a valuable partner of WIT since 2012, supporting its mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face. The partnership is strengthened by their sponsorship of the annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award, a recognition program that honors talented, resourceful, and high-performing female leaders in the industry. In addition, Kary Schaefer, Chief Engineer of Product Engineering at Daimler Truck North America, serves as the chair on the WIT board of directors.

“I’m thrilled that DTNA continues our strong relationship with WIT. With all of the new technology and rapid transformation of the truck industry, DTNA recognizes the value of innovation and creativity that comes from a strong culture of diverse backgrounds and perspectives,” said Schaefer. “Our partnership with WIT allows DTNA and our employees an opportunity to shape the future of our industry and our workforce through the mission of WIT and its community of members.”

“The Women In Trucking Association has appreciated the ongoing support of Daimler Truck North America and its commitment to pursuing the WIT mission of increasing gender diversity in transportation,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president and CEO. “We've been especially fortunate to have the leadership of Kary Schaefer as chair of WIT for over the past year.”

Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association is a resource for more than 8,000 corporate and individual members located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and New Zealand. Recent accomplishments include: releasing the 2023 WIT Index, the official barometer to benchmark and measure the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation each year, which had more than 300 company participants; awarding a deserving member a 2018 Volvo VNL670 in collaboration with Arrow Truck Sales, Inc.; honoring 300-plus leaders in transportation through several programs; and more than 1,900 registered attendees at the 2023 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition.


 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, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar International, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and WM. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Daimler Truck North America LLC

Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.


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About Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

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