Women In Trucking Association Names 2022 Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Aug 8, 2022 4:00:00 AM
Plover, WI – August 2, 2022 – Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announced today the recipients of the 2022 “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation.”
The list was created to recognize women in leadership and encourage more women to become proactive leaders in their organizations – and even start their own businesses, according to WIT president and CEO Ellen Voie. The program supports WIT’s overall mission: To encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face.
Entrepreneurship is a viable means of economic self-sufficiency, and many women are choosing an enterprise connected to transportation to be part of their career aspirations, according to Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Redefining the Road magazine.
Criteria used to identify qualified applicants include majority ownership by a woman, financial stability and growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Each company was nominated and chosen based upon business success and accomplishments–including those related to gender diversity.
“This year’s list is comprised of companies from a diverse range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers,” said Everett. “Those who made the list are impressive, high-growth companies that are led by innovative, resourceful female pioneers in the transportation industry.”
Companies named to the 2022 “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation” list and the primary female business owners are:
AGT Global Logistics (Angela Eliacostas, President and Founder)
Andy Transport, Inc. (Andreea Crisan, President and CEO)
Aria Logistics (Arelis Bonilla, President and CEO)
Atlantic Logistics (Evie Hooper, President and Founder)
Bennett Family of Companies (Marcia G. Taylor, CEO)
Candor Expedite (Nicole Glenn, Founder and CEO)
Garner Trucking, Inc. (Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, President and CEO)
Kenco Logistics (Jane Kennedy Greene, Chairwoman)
Knichel Logistics, Inc. (Kristy Knichel, CEO and President)
Powersource Transportation (Barb Bakos, President and Owner)
Rihm Family Companies (Kari Rihm, President and CEO)
S-2international, LLC (Jennifer Mead, C.T.B./CEO and Owner)
Sunset Transportation (Lindsey Graves, President and CEO)
Tucker Freight Lines, Inc. (Saunya Tucker, CEO)
United Federal Logistics, Inc./UFL Services, Inc. (Jennifer Behnke, President and Co-Owner)
Veriha Trucking (Karen Smerchek, President and Owner)
Walker Transport, LLC (Sandra Walker, Owner)
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, DAT Solutions, 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.