Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Penske Transportation Solutions
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Oct 11, 2022 5:00:00 AM
Plover, WI – Oct. 11, 2022 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Penske Transportation Solutions has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, supporting the critical mission of the association and empowering women within the transportation industry to be successful.
Penske Transportation Solutions has been a valuable Gold Level Partner to the association, providing financial support, as well as being involved in initiatives such as the Accelerate! Conference & Expo, Top List recognition programs, Girl Scout events, thought leadership, and most recently, transporting the WIT educational trailer, WITney, to industry events. Additionally, Sarah Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Penske, serves on the WIT board of directors.
“We understand that our organization is made stronger by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Smith. “Women In Trucking does great work to create awareness and promote the many opportunities there are for women in the industry. Penske is honored to be a top sponsor of the organization.”
"We are thrilled to have the support of an industry leader like Penske who believes that diversity and inclusion makes them stronger and more competitive," said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. "At the forefront of innovative transportation, supply chain and technology solutions, their expertise, leadership and influence around the world is significant in affecting real change in our industry."
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 Penske Transportation Solutions
Penske Transportation Solutions is the umbrella brand for Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Logistics, Epes Transport Systems, Penske Vehicle Services, and related businesses. Our businesses provide innovative transportation, supply chain and technology solutions to keep the world moving forward. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.