Announcements

  • RTR Ad Closes May 31

    Advertise With RTR
    This is the ideal way for you to reach this unique market segment — whether you’re trying to build business and drive sales, recruit female drivers, or attach your brand to the important issue of gender diversity in the transportation industry. There are many ad sizes and formats to fit your advertising goals and budget. Advertising closes May 31! 

    Contact Carleen Herndon with any questions at 615-696-1870 or carleen@womenintrucking.org

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  • Top Women-Owned Businesses in Transportation

    WIT encourages more women to proactively become leaders in their organizations – and in some cases, to even start their own businesses. Entrepreneurship is a viable means of economic self-sufficiency and many women are choosing an enterprise connected to transportation to be part of their career aspirations. WIT’s official magazine, Redefining the Road, will feature in its 2019 list of “Top Women-Owned Businesses” in transportation. Criteria used to identify qualified applicants will include status as majority ownership by a woman, financial stability and growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the woman owner. 

    Know a top woman-owned business? Nominate them! Deadline extended to April 5th!

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  • Download Engage App!

    Now, the WIT community will be right at your fingertips! Engage is available as an app, making it easier than ever to stay connected. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices. 

    To download the app:

    1. Go to the App Store or Google Play
    2. Search "MemberCentric" and download
    3. Once in the Membercentric app, search and select "Women In Trucking"
    4. Log in with your WIT member credentials
    5. Start a new discussion post or reply to one!

    *Make sure to turn on post notifications! Click into the Engage Open Forum community > click the settings wheel > choose your notification preference

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  • Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

    Professional Drivers, We Salute You!

    Join us to celebrate the 10th Annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel events and become a part of history as the Women In Trucking Association recognizes the years of service of professional female drivers.

    Date: March 30, 2019
    Location: Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, Kentucky

    Come and hear what's new and exciting with WIT, presented by Ellen Voie; a featured guest speaker; live music; refreshments, including the signature chocolate fountain and tractor trailer cake; and prizes, goodie bags, and the annual driver photo! 

    Your Company Can Be a Part of This Event, Too!
    Enhance your company image with professional female drivers, increase your brand recognition and improve sales through sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event. Secure your sponsorship by January 31, 2019. Contact Carleen Herndon by email or calling 615-696-1870.

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  • Save the Dates! Details for 2019 Accelerate! Conference & Expo Announced

    The fifth annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo will take place September 30 - October 2, 2019 at the Sheraton Dallas. “This is the only conference that solely focuses on encouraging the employment of women in the industry and finding solutions to minimize any obstacles they face,” said WIT President/CEO Ellen Voie. Register today at the Early Bird discount rate.

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  • 2019 Distinguished Woman In Logistics Award

    Call For Nominations: 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award
     
    WIT, Truckstop.com, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award is intended to acknowledge and honor the contributions and accomplishments of an outstanding individual acknowledged by her peers for achievement and leadership in the field of logistics in North America. By their commitment to their profession, desire to further the industry's success and participation in civic and community affairs, DWLA award winners exemplify role models for other women seeking or advancing careers in logistics. 

    Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form by Feb. 8.

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  • 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!