Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Support from J.B. Hunt
by Women In Trucking Staff, on May 2, 2019 5:52:00 PM
Plover, WI – May 2, 2019 –The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to help the nonprofit organization elevate the issue of gender diversity in transportation.
J.B. Hunt has supported WIT at the Gold Level since 2015. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations, serves on the WIT board of directors as Vice Chair. Jodi Edwards, a Million Mile driver for J.B. Hunt, shares her expertise as a member of the WIT Image Team.
“There’s so much opportunity for women to develop long-term, successful careers in this industry,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at J.B. Hunt. “Women In Trucking helps them realize that potential, and we proudly support their efforts.”
“We’re grateful for J.B. Hunt’s involvement and support in raising awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry – both as drivers and corporate leaders,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “It’s with support like theirs that we can truly drive positive change in the industry.”
Since its inception in 2007, WIT has been committed to encouraging women to consider careers in the trucking industry, addressing obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrating the success of its members. The annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the WIT Index which monitors the representation of women in the industry, and a community app that empowers members with knowledge and mentorship are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.
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: Peterbilt Motors Company, Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.