Plover, WI – April 18, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Peterbilt Motors Company as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the organization increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry. Michele Rodgers, director of Program Management will serve on the WIT Board of Directors.
Since joining in 2016, the company has actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now supporting WIT at the Gold Level, the company is furthering its commitment to empowering more women to develop careers in transportation.
“Peterbilt prides itself on having a diverse workforce, along with supporting organizations that share those same values,” said Peterbilt’s General Manager, Jason Skoog. “Our proud sponsorship of Women in Trucking is reflective in our belief that they are doing great work in our industry.”
“We are thrilled and grateful to be partnering with an influential business leader like Peterbilt,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “Their passion and advocacy for diversifying the industry will be instrumental in advancing the WIT mission.”
Over the years, WIT has made significant strides in elevating the important issue of gender diversity in the industry. A few recent accomplishments 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 industry issues and pushes for more women to consider trucking.
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.orgor call 888-464-9482.
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.