For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Announces its 2018 December Member of the Month
WI – December 3, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has
announced Bonnie Supan as its 2018 December Member of the Month. Bonnie is
the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Brenny Transportation,
Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc. in Saint Joseph, Minnesota.
child, her father would bring home big trucks from work and she loved how
big they were and was very impressed with them at a young age.
opportunity came up for a position at a trucking company she thought it was
perfect. Her plan was to work in the office for a while and eventually
become a truck driver. The path to drive trucks changed when she realized
how much she could help people working behind the scenes in trucking.
started her trucking career filing, doing some computer work and looking up
miles for loads from the atlas. She sat on the floor with the big
atlas and others in the office would give her a sheet of paper that had the
origin and destination and she had to get the miles, there was no such
thing as a computer system to run the miles like we have now.
she moved into dispatch where she could help drivers get from point A to
point B. Bonnie said, “I formed a lot of friends and some I still keep in
contact with. I could see the world by living through the travels of the
drivers. I could see the many different job sites by asking the drivers
what it was like there. I would ask our customers questions to know what
the product was going to be used for. I figured out I am helping the
country grow – what a great feeling!”
worked for Joyce Brenny at a trucking company for two years when Joyce
decided to open her own trucking company. There was no question that Bonnie
would go with her, as Joyce is the one that taught and coached her. “I
believed in her and had no doubt in my mind that this move was the best
thing for me and my future career in trucking,” said Bonnie.
started her career at Brenny, there was just a few of them so you had to do
it all – there was no other option than to be successful! From
dispatching, finding trucks, customer service, negotiating rates, cleaning
the office, IT, dealing with phone issues and from time to time getting in
the truck to do a short ride along to the cities, and she enjoyed the
opportunity getting in the truck!
years of hard work she was promoted to Team Lead, then to General Manager
and just recently promoted to Vice President. The promotions did not come
easily. They came with challenges along the way, personally and
professionally. All of which she says she is thankful for, as they have
made her into the strong woman she is today.
expanded knowledge gained through completing the PDC as well as her
leadership and mentoring contributed her promotion.
“The WIT Professional Development Certification was just what we
were looking for to help educate our up and coming Transportation
Professionals! The program is both affordable and touches on many topics
that spoke both to our company culture, as well as to expand our team
members’ transportation knowledge. We are
very excited that WIT has taken the lead in developing such a usable
transportation educational tool!” said Joyce Sauer Brenny, CEO Brenny
Transportation, Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc.
been with Brenny Transportation, Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc. since 1996.
She has been recognized in the trucking industry for the Among Women
Business Recognition Award, Transportation Intermediaries Association
Certified Broker, Minnesota Trucking Association Outstanding Service Award
and Women In Trucking Professional Development Course.
the Brenny recognitions that Bonnie has been a part of include eight years
of hitting their yearly goals to earn a team building retreat, five years
of being named A Top Workplace, MN Business Ethics Award, two Great West
Platinum Safety Awards, Greater St. Cloud
Development Innovation Award and Women in Trucking Top Company for Women to
new position of V.P., Bonnie hopes to mentor and inspire more women to
become leaders within the trucking industry.
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.