Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Bendix

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Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Bendix. This release applies to women, trucking, transportation, logistics, supply chain, gender diversity, nonprofit, leadership, partnership.

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“We’ve made remarkable progress in our efforts to engage more women at all levels in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We’re grateful for our partnership with Bendix that allows us to continue to make advancement possible.”

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the organization’s mission of encouraging the employment of women in the transportation industry, promoting their accomplishments, and minimizing the obstacles they face.

Since 2011, Bendix has supported WIT at the Gold Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Since becoming a Gold Level partner, Andreea Raaber, Vice President – New Business Development, served on the WIT Board of Directors. This year, following Ms. Raaber’s retirement, Kathleen Rice Coleman, Regional Key Account Manager, will represent Bendix on the board.

“New technologies and new opportunities surface every day in our industry,” said Berend Bracht, Bendix President & CEO. “Women In Trucking provides one of the critical forums to promote the involvement, engagement, and continued growth of females in the commercial vehicle marketplace, while helping to address key issues affecting us all. We’re proud to continue our ongoing support.”

“We’ve made remarkable progress in our efforts to engage more women at all levels in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We’re grateful for our partnership with Bendix that allows us to continue to make advancement possible.”

Over the past decade, WIT has been committed to elevating the issue of gender diversity in transportation and logistics. WIT’s annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking, the creation of a Canadian Image Team, and a new trucker doll, Clare, who empowers girls to consider a career in transportation, are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the nonprofit organization achieve its mission.

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: Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, is the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit bendix.com/careers.

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