For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Association Announces Continued Partnership with Great Dane
WI – June 4, 2019 – The
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Great Dane has
renewed its Gold Level Partnership to continue supporting the organization
and its efforts to encourage women around the world to see transportation
as a viable career opportunity.
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, and a new 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.
the sixth consecutive year that Great Dane has supported WIT at the Gold
Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively
participates in the association. Laura Roan-Hays, branch manager at Great
Dane, serves as Chair on the WIT Board of Directors.
beginning of my career, I have strived to bridge the gender gap in our
industry,” said Roan-Hays. “Let’s face it, 30 years ago there weren’t many
females in sales management roles for commercial truck-trailer
manufacturers. It takes a lot of determination and courage to commit to a
non-traditional career. At Great Dane, we are honored to be a part of
an organization like Women In Trucking whose mission is to encourage
the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their
accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in
grateful for Great Dane’s involvement and their passion for our mission of
encouraging more women to pursue careers in trucking, celebrating their
successes, and minimizing the challenges they face,” said Ellen Voie, WIT
president and CEO. “It’s with partnerships like these that we can truly
make a difference in the industry.”
Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
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
About Great Dane
Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial
transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck
bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane
has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving
force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices
in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically
located throughout the United States. The company’s network of
corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only
independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and
used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South
America. Visit Great Dane online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.