Announcements

  • Eliacostas Named 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking

    Freightliner Trucks and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) presented the eighth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Angela Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics.

    With more than 30 years in transportation, Eliacostas has worked her way from the ground up. Following generations of relatives with expertise in the transportation industry, she made the natural transition to her own career by learning the processes at trucking companies to running third-party logistics. 

    In 2005, Eliacostas formed All Girls Transportation and Logistics, Inc. As offerings and services grew, a name change was required to fit their expansion and AGT Global Logistics was born. The company, headquartered in Glen Ellyn, Ill., provides a broad range of third-party logistics (3PL) services.

    In addition to raising four boys, and now being an active loving grandmother, Eliacostas has been recognized for making AGT Global Logistics one of the top 50 in Illinois and top 1000 woman-owned businesses in the United States. 

    Eliacostas’ father once told her that as a woman in the industry, she would face many challenges, but hard work knows no gender. “These are words to live by and I'm honored to help encourage and hopefully inspire women in the world of trucking,” she said. 

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  • Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation Named by WIT

    Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of Women In Trucking, announces the recipients of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.”

    According to Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road, there are five key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities. 

    “This newly created award is driven by the marketplace, and the sheer number of individuals in the industry who participated in the process is incredible,” said Everett. Nearly 150 nominations were received, and more than 7,000 votes were cast to identify the companies named to the list, according to Everett. 

    Check out who made the list! 
  • Finalists for Influential Woman in Trucking Award Announced

    Women In Trucking and Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the eighth year for the award which was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders and to attract and advance women within the trucking industry. 

    The award highlights the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the trucking industry. The nominees for the award included women from all over the industry in various roles.

    The 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists are:

    • Angela Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics
    • Nozuko Mayeza, Managing Director, Tulsawiz Logistics
    • Brooke Willey, Vice President – Human Resources, CRST International

    Read more on the WIT website
  • Stand Out in Your Career: Earn Your PDC

    As a valued member of WIT, we want to provide you opportunities to grow and advance your career. Your membership and voice bring value to the association and we, in turn, hope to provide value to you during your career journey within the transportation industry.

    We have developed a Professional Development Certification program, in conjunction with Transtrategy Partners, to explore the challenges and opportunities for women in the industry. 

    This program is deigned to provide women the tools and information to grow both personally and professionally. The program consists of 30 courses in an online format that will increase your knowledge, professional skills, and marketability as you navigate your career. If you are looking for a chance to make yourself stand out in this industry, then you should pursue your professional development certification. 

    We are providing the first course in the program, The History of WIT, to you absolutely free as part of your membership benefits. Please follow the instructions below to gain access to the course, which will  give you a better understanding of the WIT organization and how the Professional Development Certification courses are designed. The course takes less than an hour to complete.

    1. Go to brokertrain.com 

    2. Click on LOG IN - This will take you to the learning management system page

    3. Click Register (upper right-hand corner)

    4. Fill in the registration information including your first and last name and the Access Code and submit 

    The Access Code is wit91218

    5. Once your registration is verified you will be able to login using the username and password you created

    6. Once logged in, you will click on My Courses and the course will become available

    7. Each element of the course must be completed in order

    8. The entire video must be watched, do not fast forward

    Questions? Please contact Wade Witherspoon by email or phone (503-349-7180) if you need any assistance.

    Thank you for your membership. Enjoy the course!