Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Michelin North America, Inc.
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Sep 26, 2019 4:48:00 PM
Plover, WI – September 26, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Michelin North America, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit association increase the number of women employed in the industry.
In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Adam Murphy, vice president, Business-to-Business Marketing, serves on the WIT board of directors.
“Michelin is proud to continue to contribute in some small way to the tremendous progress Women in Trucking is driving in advancing women’s contribution to the Trucking industry. We share WIT’s passion for this very important mission, and we are excited to continue our partnership together.”
“Women make a positive impact on transportation. We are grateful for business leaders like Michelin who recognize this and allow us to keep working toward our mission,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “With their support, we’ll keep pushing the envelope for women in the industry.”
WIT has made great strides in advancing gender diversity in transportation and logistics. A few recent accomplishments include the record attendance at the association’s annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo, a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking, the creation of a Canadian Image Team, and a new trucker doll, Clare, who encourages girls to consider a career in transportation.
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, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
About Michelin North America, Inc.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. To create unique mobility experiences, Michelin publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada.