Women In Trucking Association, Inc. Announces the Continued Support of Ryder System, Inc. as a Gold Level Partner

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Women In Trucking Association and Ryder System, Inc. move forward with a renewed commitment as a Gold Level Partner.

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Ryder’s influence with manufacturers is giving us the ability to create change and encourage more women to consider a career in the trucking industry.

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) announces Ryder System, Inc.'s renewal as a Gold Level Partner. Ryder System, Inc. is a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, headquartered in Miami, Fla.

Patrick Pendergast, Group Director of Talent Acquisition will continue to serve on the WIT board of directors for a two-year term. Mr. Pendergast joined Ryder in 2010, and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Manager of Central Support Recruiting and Director of Fleet Management Recruiting Services. He has more than 20 years of staffing and recruiting experience with a diverse background in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Women In Trucking, which continues to make progress in raising awareness of the many opportunities available to women in the trucking and transportation industry,” said Patrick Pendergast, Group Director of Recruiting Services, Ryder.

Pendergast holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy from Gettysburg College and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

“Our partnership with Ryder includes a focus on creating an industry environment more welcoming to women, especially in regard to truck cab design and ergonomics,” said WIT’s President/CEO, Ellen Voie. “Ryder’s influence with manufacturers is giving us the ability to create change and encourage more women to consider a career in the trucking industry,” Voie added.

Women In Trucking Association recently held its first Accelerate! Conference and Expo which attracted over 350 industry professionals and is already planning its second event to be held November 7-9, 2016 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Hotel Convention Center and Spa.

About Ryder
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit http://www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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 North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Great Dane Trailers, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., 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.

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