Women In Trucking Association has announced continued Gold Partnership with Great Dane

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced that Great Dane has renewed its Gold Level Partnership. This partnership is vital to the advancement of the non-profit organization’s mission to encourage the employment of women in transportation and logistics, celebrate their success and minimize the obstacles they face.

This is the tenth consecutive year that Great Dane has supported WIT as a gold level partner. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Laura Roan Hays, Sales Enablement Manager at Great Dane, serves on the WIT board of directors. 

Laura Roan Hays headshot

Laura Roan Hays

“We’re proud to partner with Women in Trucking and support women who are making significant strides in the trucking industry, contributing their skills and dedication to the field, and ultimately changing it for the better,” said Roan Hays. “Additionally, the professional relationships formed through WIT membership provide encouragement and support, playing a crucial role in helping women in trucking excel in their careers.”

Jennifer Hedrick headshot

Jennifer Hedrick

“We’re grateful for Great Dane’s involvement and dedication to creating more gender diversity in the transportation industry,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president and CEO. “It’s with supportive partnerships like this WIT can truly make a significant difference in the industry.”

With a history dating back to 1900, Great Dane has established itself as a transportation solutions leader – delivering innovative products and exceptional services that help move America forward. Great Dane not only engineers durable and high-quality trailers and truck bodies but also fosters relationships with customers and industry partners that last the long haul.

Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association is a resource for more than 8,000 corporate and individual members located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and New Zealand. Recent accomplishments include: releasing the 2023 WIT Index, the official barometer to benchmark and measure the percentage of women who make up critical roles in transportation each year, which had more than 300 company participants; awarding a deserving member a 2018 Volvo VNL670 in collaboration with Arrow Truck Sales, Inc.; honoring 300-plus leaders in transportation through several programs; and more than 1,900 registered attendees at the 2023 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition.