"We must continue emphasizing the importance of inclusion and diversity in our industry to build on the progress of our predecessors."
PLOVER, Wis. (PRWEB) January 19, 2021
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit association encourage more women to see the vast opportunities in trucking, whether as a professional driver, dispatcher, mechanic, recruiter, or business leader.
Since 2015, the company has supported WIT at the Gold Level. 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.
"We must continue emphasizing the importance of inclusion and diversity in our industry to build on the progress of our predecessors," said Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer and executive vice president of people and human resources at J.B. Hunt. "We are proud to support Women in Trucking at the gold level for the seventh consecutive year as we work collectively to advance the voice and interest of women in transportation and logistics.”
“Our goal is to be a valuable resource and powerful community for our members to tap into,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Influential industry leaders like J.B. Hunt allow us to continue to make a lasting impact on gender diversity issues in the industry and advance our mission. We are grateful for their continued support.”
Since its inception in 2007, WIT has been committed to sparking more conversations around gender diversity in the industry, drawing attention to key issues, showcasing success stories, and ultimately increasing the number of women in transportation. A few recent accomplishments include the first virtual Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, unveiling its Driver Ambassador Trailer, and providing driver members with free health support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. 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., an 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.