Wanted: Candidates for Influential Woman in Trucking award

Aug. 14, 2018
Nominate a candidate for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award sponsored by WIT and Freightliner Trucks.

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 US 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. “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.

Nominations will be accepted through September 1. Click here to submit nominations.

 The winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held November 12-14, 2018, in Dallas TX. 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.

For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482. Go to https://freightliner.com to learn more about Freightliner.

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