Women in Trucking is a natural partner for J.B. Hunt, as we both recognize the benefits of attracting, employing, growing, and retaining outstanding women within the transportation industry.
Plover, WI (PRWEB) March 02, 2015
J.B. Hunt Transport, one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, has increased its support for Women In Trucking through increased partnership, a high-level financial commitment and the appointment of Stan Hampton to the board of directors.
Hampton, who currently serves as Vice President of Driver Personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, recently participated in a board strategic planning session to set the direction for WIT in the coming months and years. He brings to the organization more than 21 years of expertise in transportation, operations, recruiting and retention.
The mission of Women In Trucking Association is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women employed in the trucking industry.
“We are so pleased to have J.B. Hunt Transport’s support as well as Stan’s involvement in helping us increase the percentage of women in the trucking industry by offering their resources and their expertise in moving the mission forward,” said Ellen Voie, WIT’s President and CEO. “Stan brings a different insight into our very diverse group of leadership for the association.”
"J.B. Hunt is excited to partner with Women In Trucking,” said Hampton. “While our industry is more diverse than ever before, there is a great need to recognize the gap that still exists between male and female employment. Women in Trucking is a natural partner for J.B. Hunt, as we both recognize the benefits of attracting, employing, growing, and retaining outstanding women within the transportation industry."
Future WIT initiatives include a September conference, “Accelerate! Conference and Expo,” a WIT Index to monitor the growth of women in management, director, and driver positions, and greater expansion of the Girl Scout Transportation Patch and Curriculum as well as a newly created Image Team.
J.B. Hunt Transport focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit http://www.jbhunt.com.
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 16 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: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks NA, GE Capital Transportation Finance, Great Dane Trailers, J.B. Hunt Transport, U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.