Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Daimler Truck North America
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Oct 24, 2022 5:00:00 AM
Plover, WI – Oct. 24, 2022 – 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 an essential 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, general manager of Product Strategy and Market Development for Daimler Truck North America, serves on the WIT board of directors.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with a future-focused industry leader like Daimler Truck North America,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Their commitment to having an inclusive culture, respectful of diversity in its many forms, makes them an indispensable partner to our association and what we are working to accomplish.”
Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association is a resource for more than 7,000 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 2022 WIT Index, the official barometer to benchmark and measure the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation each year, finding professional female drivers increased to 13.7%; participating in White House and FMCSA roundtables and events; launching its Professional Driver Hub, an online resource to encourage driver success; and more than 800 registered attendees at the 2021 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: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Truck North America, DAT Solutions, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, 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
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.