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Women In Trucking and Freightliner Seek Nominations for the Influential Woman In Trucking Award - August 6, 2018




For Immediate Release

Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220,


Women In Trucking and Freightliner Seek Nominations for the Influential Woman In Trucking Award

Plover, WI – August 6, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
Created in 2010, the award honors female leaders in the trucking industry. Past recipients include Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group; Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute; Joyce Brenny, President of Brenny Transportation, Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc.; Rochelle Bartholomew, CEO of CalArk International; Kari Rihm, President of Rihm Kenworth; Ramona Hood, Vice President of Customer Operations, Transportation Logistics at GENCO, a FedEx company; and Daphne Jefferson, Former U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA.
“Across the trucking industry, we see women in ever increasing roles of importance and influence,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager, marketing and strategy, Freightliner Trucks. “Women in Trucking provides the network and structure needed to foster and promote this continuing diversification. Freightliner is pleased to be able to sponsor this award and to highlight the exceptional female leaders that help shape our industry.”

Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes women who make or influence key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership setting. The winner must have a proven record of responsibility and have mentored or served as a role model to other women in the industry.
“The Influential Woman in Trucking Award honors female leaders who have been advocates and role models to others. Since the inception of this award, we have seen extraordinary women recognized,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking. 

Nominations will be accepted through September 1, at

The winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Texas, November 12-14. Each finalist will be asked to serve as panelist for the “Influential Women in Trucking” panel discussion. Those that nominate a candidate need to ask the nominee to save the date for this event if she is named a finalist.
Women In Trucking: Lana Nichols, 920-737-9490
Freightliner Trucks:  Sherise Rivera, 503-745-5743


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: 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 or call 888-464-9482.

About Freightliner Trucks
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. For more information, or to locate the Freightliner Trucks dealer nearest you, visit

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