Women In Trucking Association Calls for Nominations for 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Dec 13, 2021 9:04:58 AM

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Plover, WI – December 13, 2021 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop.com, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award started in 2015 to recognize outstanding individuals for their achievements and leadership in logistics.

“Last year’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics, Angela Eliacostas, and Finalists Nicole Glenn and Jeana Hysell, raised the bar for future DWLA candidates with their high level of achievement, innovation, business acumen and grit,” said Anne Reinke, president, and CEO of TIA. “TIA is again very proud to be part of the DWLA award ceremony and the judging process, and we are looking forward to reviewing the talented group of 2022 nominees.”

“Each year we look forward to recognizing exceptional women in the logistics field with this award,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “The impressive nominations are proof that women continue to elevate the supply chain industry.”

Sponsored by Truckstop.com and TIA, the award is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking.

Previous DWLA winners are:

  • 2021: Angela Eliacostas, president and founder of AGT Global Logistics
  • 2020: Sue Spero, president of Carrier Services of Tennessee, Inc.
  • 2019: Judy McReynolds, chairman, president and CEO of ArcBest
  • 2018: Renee Krug, CEO of Global Tranz
  • 2017: Andra Rush, chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, and chair, CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems
  • 2016: Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer; EVP People and HR, J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
  • 2015: Kristy Knichel, president of Knichel Logistics

The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT, Truckstop.com, TIA and academia.

“The Women in Trucking Association continues to be one of the most instrumental organizations in the pursuit to foster gender diversity and the advancement of women in transportation and logistics,” said Kendra Tucker, chief operating officer, Truckstop.com. “Recipients of The Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award exemplify leadership and service within their communities and the industry at large. We are proud to support this important award and look forward to highlighting the achievements of these inspiring leaders.” 

The winner of the 2022 DWLA will be announced during the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, on Friday, April 8 in San Diego, CA.

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at womenintrucking.org/distinguished-woman-in-logistics. Nominations are due February 10, 2022.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to Lana@womenintrucking.org.


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 Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com is a trusted partner for carriers, brokers and shippers – empowering the freight community through a platform of innovative solutions for the entire freight lifecycle to increase efficiency, automate processes, and accelerate growth. As one of the industry's largest neutral freight marketplaces, Truckstop.com provides the customer service as well as scale of quality loads and trucks to give customers of all sizes, whether on the road or in the office, the transparency and freedom to build lasting relationships and grow their businesses. To learn how Truckstop.com is helping move the freight community forward, visit www.truckstop.com.

About Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

Transportation Intermediaries Association is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of the 3PL industry to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA. For more information, visit www.tianet.org or call 703.299.5700.

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About Women In Trucking

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.

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