For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Announces its 2019 November Member of the Month
WI – November 1, 2019 – Women In Trucking (WIT) has announced
Hannah Cannington as its November 2019 Member of the Month. Cannington is
the Branch Manager for the Alabama Motor Express, Inc (AMX) Logistics
office in Savannah, Georgia. As a rising star in the supply chain industry,
Cannington has proven success comes from hard work and dedication.
wasn’t on Cannington’s radar as a professional career. In fact, she worked
in healthcare for a few years, before a friend reached out to her about a
job in logistics. Knowing nothing about logistics, but at a point in her
career where she welcomed exciting new opportunities, Cannington joined the
C.H. Robinson team. She started in operations, assisting with customer
freight by tracking, tracing and dispatching truck drivers.
interest in supply chain and aptitude working with others led to her
transition into the strategic side of the business and eventually into
human resources. After three years at C.H. Robinson, Cannington knew it was
time to pursue her passion for working with people.
spent three years at multiple recruiting firms where she worked closely
with supply chain professionals. But something was still missing.
Cannington loved the “on your toes” feeling that she had when working in
supply chain. Her experience working in logistics and background in human
resources made her the ideal candidate for the role as Branch Manager at
approached for branch manager, I had my doubts,” said Cannington. “I didn’t
have 15-20 years of experience, but I kept telling myself that I was worth
it – and that I could handle the challenge.”
now leads a team of talented logistics professionals that streamlines
processes to provide superior service for customers. She has a simple
strategy: Work quickly but be thorough.
requires an incredible amount of problem solving in an incredibly short
period of time,” said Cannington. “Anything could happen, at any time.
Sometimes, information isn’t available until the last minute. Our customers
expect us to have the answers anyway.”
looking for the perfect candidate for a supply chain role, Cannington looks
for someone like herself. She didn’t come from logistics, but it takes hard
work and dedication to be in this field of work.
experience is great, but I appreciate people who are always up for a
challenge because I know they can work under pressure,” she said.
of the industry is unclear, but Cannington knows one thing is for sure –
women in the logistics industry need to look at what they’ve done and know
they’ve helped to break the pre-conceived mold of what a supply chain
professional looks like.
is more complicated, more interesting and more fun than most people
assume,” said Cannington. “For a long time, there was a perception it was
all about truck drivers. Or, that it’s dominated by men. I’m here as proof
that logistics offers something for everyone.”
About Women In Trucking
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,
BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter
Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America,
Penske Transportation Solutions, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System,
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