PLOVER, Wis., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Great Dane has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to continue supporting the organization and its efforts to encourage women around the world to see transportation as a viable career opportunity.
Since its inception in 2007, WIT has made great strides toward advancing gender diversity in transportation and logistics. The annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the WIT Index, which monitors the representation of women in the industry, and a new community app that empowers members with knowledge and mentorship are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Great Dane has supported WIT at the Gold Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Laura Roan-Hays, branch manager at Great Dane, serves as Chair on the WIT Board of Directors.
"From the beginning of my career, I have strived to bridge the gender gap in our industry," said Roan-Hays. "Let's face it, 30 years ago there weren't many females in sales management roles for commercial truck-trailer manufacturers. It takes a lot of determination and courage to commit to a non-traditional career. At Great Dane, we are honored to be a part of an organization like Women In Trucking whose mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in transportation."
"We're grateful for Great Dane's involvement and their passion for our mission of encouraging more women to pursue careers in trucking, celebrating their successes, and minimizing the challenges they face," said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. "It's with partnerships like these that we can truly make a difference in the industry."
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, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Peterbilt Motors Company, 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 Great Dane
Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company's network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at http://www.greatdanetrailers.com.
SOURCE Women In Trucking Association