For Immediate Release
Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking
Association Announces Continued Partnership with Bendix
Plover, WI – May 7, 2018 –
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Bendix
Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has renewed its Gold Level
Partnership to support the organization’s mission
of encouraging the employment of women in the transportation industry,
promoting their accomplishments, and minimizing the obstacles they face.
Since 2011, Bendix has supported WIT at the
Gold Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company
actively participates in the association. Since becoming a Gold Level
partner, Andreea Raaber, Vice President – New Business Development, served
on the WIT Board of Directors. This year, following Ms. Raaber’s
retirement, Kathleen Rice Coleman, Regional
Key Account Manager, will represent Bendix on the board.
“New technologies and new opportunities
surface every day in our industry,” said Berend Bracht, Bendix President
& CEO. “Women In Trucking provides one of the critical forums to
promote the involvement, engagement, and continued growth of females in the
commercial vehicle marketplace, while helping to address key issues
affecting us all. We’re proud to continue our ongoing support.”
“We’ve made remarkable progress in our efforts
to engage more women at all levels in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT
president and CEO. “We’re grateful for our partnership with Bendix that
allows us to continue to make advancement possible.”
Over the past decade, WIT has been
committed to elevating the issue of gender diversity in transportation and
logistics. WIT’s annual Accelerate!
Conference and Expo, a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking, the
creation of a Canadian Image Team, and a new trucker doll, Clare, who
empowers girls to consider a career in transportation, are just a few
examples of recent initiatives that are helping the nonprofit organization
achieve its mission.
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: Michelin North
America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler
Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great
Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or
LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.
Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, is the
North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety
and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles. An industry
pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver
solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating
cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected
and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other
resources at knowledge-dock.com.
Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS.
Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com.
And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit bendix.com/careers.