For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Association Announces New Partnership with Peterbilt Motors Company
WI – April 18, 2019 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT)
welcomes Peterbilt Motors Company as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping
the organization increase the number of women employed in the
transportation industry. Michele Rodgers, director of Program Management
will serve on the WIT Board of Directors.
Since joining in 2016, the company has
actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now
supporting WIT at the Gold Level, the company is furthering its commitment
to empowering more women to develop careers in transportation.
“Peterbilt prides itself on having a
diverse workforce, along with supporting organizations that share those
same values,” said Peterbilt’s General Manager, Jason Skoog. “Our proud
sponsorship of Women in Trucking is reflective in our belief that they are
doing great work in our industry.”
“We are thrilled and grateful to be
partnering with an influential business leader like Peterbilt,” said Ellen
Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “Their passion and advocacy for
diversifying the industry will be instrumental in advancing the WIT
Over the years, WIT has made significant
strides in elevating the important issue of gender diversity in the
industry. A few recent accomplishments include a transportation doll,
Clare, that introduces the next generation to the trucking industry, a
record-breaking attendance at the 2018 Accelerate!
Conference and Exhibition, and a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking that
addresses industry issues and pushes for more women to consider trucking.
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: Peterbilt Motors
Company, 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.