For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Association Announces Gold Level Partnership with Ryder System, Inc.
WI – May 20, 2019 – The
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Ryder System, Inc. as its
newest Gold Level Partner, helping the nonprofit association’s efforts to
increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry.
an $8.4 billion commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and
supply chain solutions company, with operations in the U.S., Canada,
Mexico, and the U.K. The Company, founded in 1933, operates behind the
scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more
than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use
every day. Ryder employs 39,600 people, manages a fleet of more than
270,000 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 55 million square feet
of warehouse space.
Lail, senior vice president of Sales for Ryder, Fleet Management Solutions,
East Region will serve on the WIT Board of Directors.
strategic partnerships, such as one with the Women in Trucking Association,
we actively encourage and support the employment of women in the
transportation industry,” said Lail. “Additionally, Ryder has a focus on
recruiting more women to the industry, specifically veterans. Earlier this
year, Ryder was named among “America’s Best Employers for Women” by Forbes
magazine in its first-ever ranking. I can assure you we will continue to
cultivate a culture that ensures Ryder remains a leader in our industry and
one of America’s best employers.”
grateful to business leaders like Ryder for their support to advancing our
mission,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Partnerships like these
will help us continue to generate dialogue and action around the importance
of gender diversity in transportation and logistics.”
Trucking Association is a resource for over 4,000 corporate and individual
members located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as Japan,
Australia, Sweden, South Africa, and New Zealand. Since its inception in
2007, WIT has made great strides toward advancing gender diversity in
transportation and logistics. The annual Accelerate!
Conference and Expo, the WIT Index which monitors the representation of
women in the industry, scholarships for transportation careers, and a
community app that empowers members with knowledge and mentorship are just
a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the 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: Arrow Truck Sales,
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler
Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B.
Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder
System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.
is a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation,
and supply chain solutions
company. Ryder, which provides commercial truck rental, truck leasing, used trucks for sale,
and last mile delivery services,
has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune,
as well as one of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers
for Women” by Forbes. The company is regularly recognized for its
industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally
friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, world-class safety and security
programs, and hiring of military veterans. For more information,
visit www.ryder.com or
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