Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220, brynn@WomenInTrucking.org
Women In Trucking
Announces its 2020 January Member of the Month
Plover, WI –
January 2, 2020 –
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Samantha Johnson as its
January 2020 Member of the Month. Johnson is the service manager for
Cumberland International Trucks.
Johnson grew up in the
construction industry, working in a family-owned business. She has always
had a love for diesels and recalls always working on snow and paving
equipment with diesel engines.
Johnson started at
Cumberland International Trucks (International Truck Dealer in Nashville,
TN) in early 2015 as a service advisor. Within a few months, she was
promoted to shop foreman. In October 2017, Johnson was promoted to
assistant manager. In this position, she made it her personal mission to
handle their Fire & App customers as the division was struggling. In
the last year managing the Fire & App team, on top of her normal
responsibilities, she’s turned the department around. She is forming
relationships with Fire Departments across Tennessee and has been working
with her team winning back former customers.
Johnson was recently
promoted to service manager in August of 2019. She’s been a consistent
positive force in regards to shop morale and has continuously improved shop
“By being a woman in the
industry, the biggest obstacle is always having to prove to everyone you
are the right person for the job,” said Johnson. “But don’t let the
industry scare you because it’s male-dominated. Push through and prove you
have what it takes.”
Johnson definitely pushed
through the ranks at Cumberland. She credits each step of her journey in
preparing her for where she is today.
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, 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,
and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more
information, visit www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.