DALLAS — Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association, has named recipients of the 2019 “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.”
WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie said the magazine created the award in 2018 to support WIT’s mission to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry.
Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road, said there are several key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list, including:
- Corporate cultures that foster gender diversity
- Competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements
- Professional development opportunities
- Career advancement opportunities
“The second year in existence, this award is driven by the marketplace, and the sheer number of individuals in the industry who participated in the process is incredible,” Everett said.
More than 150 nominations were received, and nearly 11,000 votes were cast to identify the companies named to the list, according to Everett.
The list is comprised of a diverse range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers.
Companies on the list were recognized at a special program in Dallas at the Accelerate! Conference & Expo, which is hosted by WIT September 30-October 2.
Companies named to the 2019 “Top Companies For Women to Work for in Transportation” list include Advanced Shipping Technologies, AGT Global Logistics, Aim Transportation Solutions, American Central Transport, America’s Service Line, Artur Express, Asset Based Intermodal, Bennett International Group, Booster Fuels, Boyle Transportation, C.H. Robinson, Carbon Express, Caron Transportation Systems, Carter Express, Carvana, Centerline Drivers, Contract Freighters and Contrans Tank Group.
Also, Daimler Trucks North America, Day & Ross, Dedicated Systems, Dot Transportation, Dupre Logistics, Dynamic Transit Co., Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, FedEx Freight, Fifth Wheel Freight, Financial Carrier Services, Fremont Contract Carriers, Garner Trucking, Herc Rentals, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, JF Moran, Jones Pipeline Services, JR Kays Trucking and JX Enterprises.
Also, Keep Truckin, Keller Logistics Group, Kenco, Kenworth Truck Co., Knichel Logistics, Landstar Transportation Logistics, LDI, Melton Truck Lines, Michelin North America, National Carriers, Navajo Express, NFI Industries, Odyssey Logistics & Technology, OTR Capital, PACCAR Parts, Palmer Trucks, PAM Transport, Paper Transport, Penske, Peterbilt Motors Co., PGT Trucking, Prime Inc., RST Sunbury, ReedTMS Logistics, Rihm Kenworth, Roehl Transport and Ryder System.
Also, S-2 International, Saia LTL Freight, Schneider, Stay Metrics, Taylor & Associates, Thomas E. Keller Trucking, T-Lane Nation, TLD Logistics Services, Total Transportation of Mississippi, Trailer Transit, Transfix, Transport America, Transport Services, Trimac Transportation, Tri-National, Trinity Logistics, Truckstop.com, U.S. Xpress, Veriha Trucking, Volvo Trucks North America, Werner Enterprises and YRC Worldwide Companies.
Women In Trucking Association 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.
For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
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