PLOVER, Wis. — Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association has named recipients of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.”
Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT, said the magazine created the award to support WIT’s mission which is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.
Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road, said there are five key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities.
“This newly created award is driven by the marketplace, and the sheer number of individuals in the industry who participated in the process is incredible,” Everett said.
Nearly 150 nominations were received, and more than 7,000 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 named to the 2018 “Top 50 Companies” list are:
AIM Transportation Solutions, American Central Transport, Averitt Express, Bennett International, Brenny Transportation, Caron Transportation Systems, Covenant Transport, Daimler Trucks North America, Day & Ross Transportation Group, Dedicated Systems, DOT Transportation, Dupre Logistics, Estes Express Lines, FedEx Custom Critical, Garner Trucking, JR Kays Trucking, JX Enterprises, Keep Truckin, Kenworth Truck Co., Knichel Logistics, Landstar, Melton Truck Lines, Michelin North America, Mister “P” Express, National Carriers, and Navajo Express.
Also, Next Trucking, OTR Capital, Omnitracs, PAM Transport, PGT Trucking, Paper Transport, Peterbilt Motors Co., Prime, Rihm Kenworth, Sun Coast Resources, Sunrise Transport, Taylor & Associates, Total Transportation of MS, Trailer Transit, Transport America, Trimac Transportation, Tri-National, Trinity Logistics, Truckstop.com, U.S. Xpress, Veriha Trucking, Volvo Group, Werner Enterprises, and YRC Freight.
These companies will be recognized during a special program at the upcoming Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo, which takes place in Dallas November 12-14.
For more information, visit www.WomenInTrucking.org.
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