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Women In Trucking to hold reception at ATA convention

“We are hosting this event to give industry professionals an update on the activities of WIT, but we are also interested in hearing from carriers who support our goals to better understand how-together-we can bring more women into the trucking industry, “said Leigh Foxall, WIT’s Chairwoman of the Board and Director of Sales and Marketing for Internet Truckstop.

The Trucker News Services

10/5/2012

The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association will be hosting a reception at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Conference in Las Vegas. The event is open to anyone interested in connecting with carriers who support WIT’s mission. The reception will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 9 beginning at 7 p.m. in Mandalay Bay’s Lagoon L (Level 2).

Women In Trucking was formed in 2007 to encourage women to consider a career in the trucking industry, while addressing challenges that might keep women from entering or succeeding in the trucking industry. The organization also recognizes and promotes the accomplishments of women who are already employed in the trucking industry.

Directors of the organization will be available to greet current and potential members of the nonprofit association. “We are hosting this event to give industry professionals an update on the activities of WIT, but we are also interested in hearing from carriers who support our goals to better understand how-together-we can bring more women into the trucking industry, “said Leigh Foxall, WIT’s Chairwoman of the Board and Director of Sales and Marketing for Internet Truckstop.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. are sponsoring the reception. Reservations are not required. All ATA MC&E attendees are encouraged to attend and to learn more about Women In Trucking Association and its accomplishments and goals.

WIT holds an annual “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel” to honor professional female drivers and the “Influential Woman in Trucking Award sponsored by Navistar.” They also offer an anti-harassment employment guide to its members.

Recently the association formed a Scholarship Foundation. The group includes more than 2,200 members of both individuals and corporations.

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