Women In Trucking Association Announces Gold Partnership with Navistar
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Apr 10, 2023 10:30:00 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. – April 10, 2023 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Navistar Inc. as its newest Gold Level Partner, forming an industry alliance to further its mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face. Jennifer Macalaguin, VP Engineering at Navistar, will serve on the Board of Directors.
Since joining in 2014, Navistar has actively participated in the association. In 2022, the company, which manufactures International® brand commercial trucks, was a Platinum Sponsor of WIT’s Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, TX Nov. 13-16 and virtually Dec. 6-7. Additionally, Navistar participated in the event’s Truck & Technology Tour where it featured an International® eMV™ Series Class 6 607 SBA 4x2 box trucks.
“Navistar is deeply involved with the efforts to support inclusion in the trucking industry, and this partnership with WIT further solidifies that commitment,” said Macalaguin. “It is an honor to represent Navistar on the Women in Trucking Association’s Board of Directors and I look forward to contributing more directly on this board as we build awareness and foster support to demonstrate the integral role women play in the trucking industry.”
“WIT is pleased to welcome Navistar as a Gold Level Partner,” said Jennifer Hedrick, president and CEO of WIT. “Their avid support of the WIT mission and commitment to increasing gender diversity within the trucking industry makes this an exciting opportunity to expand the relationship between Navistar and Women In Trucking Association.”
Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face. Currently, the organization is a resource for nearly 8,000 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 1,700 registered attendees at the 2022 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, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, DAT Solutions, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, UPS, 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.
Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts. With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.