PLOVER, Wis. (PRWEB) November 27, 2017
The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association is pleased to welcome Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., as the newest member of its board of directors. The board provides guidance for the 4,000-member, nonprofit association that focuses on engaging and supporting women in the transportation and logistics industry.
“I am very excited to be a part of Women In Trucking and enthusiastically support their efforts,” said Christensen. “I look forward to promoting the opportunities of a career in this field and educating others about the value add of female talent, both behind the wheel and in management, which is essential for the growth of the transportation industry.”
At J.B. Hunt, Christensen is responsible for leading all intermodal operations in the west region, which is made up of more than 1,300 drivers and 120 managers. She also serves as an advisor to J.B. Hunt’s employee resource group, Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW).
J.B. Hunt is actively involved in WIT. The company recently renewed its Gold Level Sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year to help the organization raise awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry. Jodi Edwards, a driver for J.B. Hunt, shares her expertise as a member of the WIT Image Team.
“We are grateful to J.B. Hunt for sharing such talented individuals with Women In Trucking, and we’re thrilled to have Rachel on board,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Her insights, experience and connections will be invaluable as we keep advancing toward our mission. Together, we’ll continue to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize the obstacles they face.”
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
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: Arrow Truck Sales; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC; Daimler Trucks North America; BMO Transportation Finance; Expediter Services; Great Dane; J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.; Ryder System, Inc.; and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and NASDAQ-100 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. For more information, visit http://www.jbhunt.com.