"Renewing our Gold Level Partnership with Women In Trucking continues a partnership dedicated to attracting and retaining professional women into our dynamic, growing industry."
Plover, WI (PRWEB) February 19, 2016
J.B. Hunt Transport, one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, celebrates its second year supporting the nonprofit organization through a gold level sponsorship. Additionally, Stan Hampton, vice president of Driver Personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, serves on the board of directors as vice chairman.
Hampton 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 22 years of expertise in transportation, operations, recruiting and retention.
“Renewing our Gold Level Partnership with Women In Trucking continues a partnership dedicated to attracting and retaining professional women into our dynamic, growing industry,” said Hampton. “Nearly 25% of our female drivers are members of Women In Trucking and we look forward to seeing that number grow this year."
The mission of the 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.
“The support of J.B. Hunt Transport as a Gold Level Partner and the involvement of Stan Hampton on the board of directors shows their commitment to the mission to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT’s President and CEO. “Their passion is evident through the initiatives they have put in place to increase the number of female drivers and women at the management level.” Voie added. A recent WIT index of publicly traded carriers shows J.B. Hunt as a leader in promoting women in leadership.
WIT recently held its first Accelerate! Conference and Expo and is planning the second event to be held November 6-9, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company, focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the contiguous 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 Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. 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 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.