PLOVER, Wis. — Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has named Paige Eber as its May Member of the Month. Eber was recently promoted to District Service Manager for Rush Truck Centers, covering its dealership locations in South Georgia.
Eber joined Rush Truck Centers in June 2015 as part of Rush Enterprises’ New Graduate program, following her graduation from Clemson University. Later that year, she joined the company’s Leadership Development Program, an 18-month management training program. In that program, she spent six months each in service, sales/administration, and in parts. This program is a comprehensive rotation which provides training on the full scope of managing a dealership, including the inner workings of each department, and how all departments are connected and dependent upon each other.
Eber completed her first six months with Rush Enterprises working at Rush Truck Center-Charlotte, and then transferred to the service department in the company’s Richmond, Virginia, location, where she immediately took charge in every capacity she was able to assist, including stepping in as interim service manager role for three months. With the guidance of the director of service and the Regional Service Manager, even with her brief tenure at both Rush Enterprises and in the industry, she performed remarkably well, according to Rush executives.
“We are proud of Paige and her accomplishments and for embodying our company values of excellence, fairness, productivity, and positive attitude. We are looking forward to her continued bright future,” said Rich Ryan, senior vice president of Navistar dealerships at Rush Enterprises.
Victor Cummings, Rush Enterprises’ vice president of service operations, said, “Paige’s efforts, dedication and leadership have helped to build more cohesive relationships between each department she worked, even though she was the one in training. Every manager that has worked with her has been complimentary of her work ethic, ability, and overall positive influence on her peers and our customers.
“Having had the pleasure to work with Paige for almost two years, I can say with confidence that she is an exceptional young professional and will no doubt go far in her career. I am happy for Paige and very proud of her.”
Women 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, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart.
For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.