Women In Trucking Association Releases 2023 WIT Index Data

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Jun 23, 2023 2:49:10 PM


ARLINGTON, Va. – June 26, 2023 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is announcing the release of the findings of its 2023 WIT Index, which is the industry’s barometer to benchmark and measure each year the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation. These roles include corporate management (C-Suite), boards of directors, management and supervisory roles, as well as functional roles such as operations, technicians, HR/talent management, safety, and professional drivers. 
From January through April 2023, WIT conducted a survey of organizations of all sizes in transportation to gather percentages of women in their workforce. The respondents were asked to report data that included demographics, status of the company’s diversity and inclusion policy, and percentages of females in various roles within the company. 
There were 350 organizations that reported their gender diversity statistics in the 2023 WIT Index survey. A majority of them (51.8%) have for-hire fleets or private fleets as part of the organization’s operations. Of those respondents representing organizations with fleet assets, 41% were reporting on behalf of motor carriers of various types (full truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, flatbed, expedited and liquid) and 10.8% were reporting on behalf of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other company types with private fleets. Another 14.2% of respondents were reporting on behalf of intermediary companies, including third-party logistics companies, truck brokers, and intermodal marketing companies (IMCs). 
The 2023 WIT Index survey found a substantial number of women in leadership roles. Approximately 31.6% of women are in C-Suite/executive positions, 36.9% are in supervisory leadership roles, and 28.4% serve on boards of directors. In addition, the WIT Index found that among the participants 12.1% of all professional drivers are women.

2023 C-Suite Executives
A significant number of respondents represent major companies involved in transportation with more than 10,000 employees (14.2% of respondents) or large companies with 1,000 to 4,999 employees (13.4% of respondents). However, small and medium-sized companies also are well-represented in the 2023 WIT Index. In fact, 23.1% have less than 50 employees and another 33.8% have 50 to 499 employees.
On June 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST, WIT will host a webinar that will overview the percentages of women in various roles, the use of formal diversity and inclusion policies, and how the WIT Index data can be applied to benchmark and strengthen gender diversity as part of organizational business strategy. 
For more information on the WIT Index and to download a full executive summary of the 2023 WIT Index findings, visit https://www.womenintrucking.org/index.


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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, DAT Solutions, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar International, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, 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.

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