Women In Trucking Association Announces New Silver Level Partner, Waste Management

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Women In Trucking Association and Waste Management partner to promote the advancement of women in trucking careers.

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A diverse workforce is critical to a healthy workforce, and we look forward to working with Women In Trucking as part of our ongoing effort to attract the best talent.

The Women In Trucking Association welcomes Waste Management as its newest Silver Level Partner. Rod Cross, Recruiting-Sourcing Specialist at Waste Management, will also serve on the advisory committee.

“We are excited to add Waste Management as a Silver Partner,” said WIT’s President/CEO, Ellen Voie. “Women don’t often consider driving a waste disposal vehicle when looking at a career as a professional driver, but it aligns completely with work-life balance for women with families and is less physically demanding than drivers might imagine.”

“Waste Management is very excited to support the important efforts of the Women in Trucking Association,” said Rod Cross, Recruiting-Sourcing Specialist at Waste Management. “A diverse workforce is critical to a healthy workforce, and we look forward to working with Women In Trucking as part of our ongoing effort to attract the best talent.”

The mission of the nonprofit organization is to encourage women to consider careers in the trucking industry, address obstacles that might keep women from succeeding, and to celebrate the success of its members.

Women In Trucking Association is a resource for over 4,000 corporate and individual members located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, and New Zealand.

The organization is planning its second annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo to he held in Dallas, Texas, November 7-9, 2016.

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit http://www.wm.com or http://www.thinkgreen.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 17 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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