“Women are providing fresh perspectives to help shape the future of transportation. We look forward to continually supporting organizations like Women In Trucking who enable that progress.” - Shelley Simpson, J.B. Hunt
PLOVER, Wis. (PRWEB) February 10, 2020
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit organization’s efforts to increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry.
J.B. Hunt has supported WIT at the Gold Level since 2015. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations, serves on the WIT board of directors as Vice Chair. Jodi Edwards, a Million Mile driver for J.B. Hunt, shares her expertise as a member of the WIT Image Team.
“Women are providing fresh perspectives to help shape the future of transportation,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president, chief commercial officer, and president of highway services at J.B. Hunt. “We look forward to continually supporting organizations like Women In Trucking who enable that progress.”
“We’re grateful for J.B. Hunt’s continued involvement and advocacy to empower women in the industry and address obstacles that might keep them from succeeding,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “It’s with support like theirs that we can truly make a difference in advancing gender diversity in the industry.”
Since its inception in 2007, WIT has been committed to generating dialogue and action around the importance of gender diversity in transportation and logistics. A few recent accomplishments include a record-breaking attendance at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition; an award-winning magazine that explores gender issues in transportation; and the launch of recognition programs such as the Driver of the Year Award, Top Women to Watch in Transportation, Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation, and Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation lists.
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking, 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: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, 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 and S&P 500 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. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT 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.