Women In Trucking Welcomes Hyundai Translead as New Gold Level Partner

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The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association is growing with the addition of a new Gold Level partner.

Bob Hawkins

We are definitely aware of the changing dynamics in the trucking industry and the shortage of qualified drivers is going to increase; we feel there’s an opportunity for women to enter that arena and help fill some of that void."

Hyundai Translead has joined Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC, Frito-Lay NA and Walmart as top sponsors of the nonprofit organization.

“As the association continues to grow and become a greater influence in the trucking industry, we will be able to move more quickly toward our goal to encourage and support women at all levels who find a career that involves trucks,” said Ellen Voie, WIT President/CEO. “We are especially pleased to welcome Hyundai Translead, a trailer manufacturer, as a Gold Level partner,” Voie added.

Bob Hawkins, Hyundai Translead’s Vice President of National Accounts will serve on the WIT board of directors. “There are two things that helped us decide to become WIT partners,” said Hawkins. “We are definitely aware of the changing dynamics in the trucking industry and the shortage of qualified drivers is going to increase; we feel there’s an opportunity for women to enter that arena and help fill some of that void,” he added, “it’s a new venture for us but we attended our first board meeting with other members and we see a quality organization that we are pleased to support.”

Women In Trucking Association has experienced considerable growth in its five-year existence. Upcoming events include the “Influential Woman of the Year,” award sponsored by Navistar and the Third Annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky in March.

Hyundai Translead (translead.com) is a leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, domestic containers, container chassis and converter dollies for the North American transportation industry. Established in 1989, Hyundai Translead is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company Korea and is headquartered in San Diego, CA with three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Tijuana, Mexico. In 1996, the company was the first major trailer manufacturer in North America to receive ISO: 9001 Certification, which was awarded for consistent and documented quality in manufacturing, and has earned re-certification every year since.

Women In Trucking Association (http://www.womenintrucking.org) was 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 sixteen percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners; Bendix, Frito-Lay North America, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead and Walmart. For more information visit http://www.WomenInTrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

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