Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Gold Partnership with Walmart

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Oct 16, 2023 5:00:00 AM


ARLINGTON, Va. – Oct. 16, 2023 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Walmart has renewed its Gold Level Partnership for the fourteenth year, supporting the nonprofit organization as it attracts more women to the transportation industry and empowers them to be successful.

Since 2009, Walmart has supported WIT at the Gold Level, making them the longest-standing top-level sponsor. In addition to financial support and regularly sponsoring the Driver of the Year program, the company actively participates in the association. Walmart’s Ryan McDaniel, vice president of transportation, serves on the WIT board of directors.

"Walmart is proud to renew our partnership with Women in Trucking, a 14-year commitment that reflects our dedication to creating an environment of belonging,” said Ryan McDaniel, vice president, transportation at Walmart. “Together, we aim to drive positive change and ensure a more prosperous future for all that empowers women within the transportation industry at large."

“Walmart has shown a long-standing commitment to WIT’s mission, gender diversity and creating opportunities for women across the transporation sector,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president and CEO. “We’re pleased to continue our strong partnership.”

Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face. Currently, the organization is a resource for more than 8,000 corporate and individual members Recent accomplishments include: releasing the 2023 WIT Index, the industry barometer to benchmark and measure the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation each year; advocating for same-gender training solutions during White House Listening Sessions; releasing the innagural WIT annual report publishing of a whitepaper series on safety and harassment issues faced by females; educating government officials and other stakeholders through truck ride-alongs via the WITney Educational Trailer; and surpassing historical attendance records for the 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 Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is a people-led, tech-powered omnichannel retailer helping people save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 240 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous eCommerce websites in 19 countries. With fiscal year 2023 revenue of $611 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting https://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at https://facebook.com/walmart, on X (formerly known as Twitter) at https://twitter.com/walmart, and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart/.

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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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