Plover, WI – January 29, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Freightliner Trucks has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the association’s mission to encourage the employment of women in the transportation industry, celebrate their successes and minimize the obstacles they face.
Freightliner Trucks has supported WIT since 2012. As part of WIT’s mission to recognize the accomplishments of women in the industry, Freightliner Trucks has continued to sponsor the annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award. In addition, Mary Aufdemberg, director of quotations, acquisitions and sales operations for used trucks at Freightliner Trucks, serves as chair of the WIT board of directors.
“Since I joined the transportation industry 15 years ago, it’s been great seeing the continuous development toward greater diversity and inclusion, and we at Freightliner are proud to support Women in Trucking in their efforts to foster and recognize this diversification,” said Mary Aufdemberg. “Partnering with Women in Trucking is a great fit for our organization, as Freightliner Trucks, is committed to developing mentorship and networking opportunities for women as they advance their careers.”
“We’re grateful to business leaders like Freightliner Trucks for their support in helping to raise awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Women In Trucking has made great strides over the years. Partnerships like these will help us to continue to advance our mission.”
A few recent accomplishments of the nonprofit organization include a transportation doll, Clare, that introduces the next generation to the trucking industry, a record-breaking attendance at the 2018 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, and a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking that addresses critical gender diversity and industry issues.
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., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit https://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
About Freightliner Trucks
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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.