Women In Trucking Association announces partnership with Uber Freight
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Uber Freight as its newest Silver Level Partner, backing the nonprofit association’s mission: to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face.
Since joining in 2016, Uber Freight has actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now supporting WIT at the Silver Level, the company is furthering their commitment to diversifying the industry.
“Women in the trucking industry are paving the way for a more inclusive freight future,” said Xinfeng Le, product manager. “Uber Freight is looking forward to collaborating with Women in Trucking to push the industry forward and create opportunities for everyone, whether they’re behind the wheel, dispatching for others, or in management.”
“There’s never been a better time for women to join the industry, as both drivers and corporate leaders,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “With support from business leaders like Uber Freight, we are able call attention to the underrepresentation of women in the transportation industry and highlight the value that women can contribute. As drivers, women can help address the current capacity crunch. As leaders, studies show, women can significantly impact business success. We are grateful to Uber Freight for supporting our efforts to move the industry forward.”
WIT is a resource for over 4,000 corporate and individual members located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, and New Zealand. Significant initiatives include introducing a transportation doll, Clare, that familiarizes the next generation to the trucking industry, a record-breaking attendance at the 2018 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, and the launch of Professional Development Certification (PDC) program to help women (and men) stand out in their careers.