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Women In Trucking announces its 2020 June Member of the Month

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Julianne Mills as its June Member of the Month. She is the director of safety at NFI Transportation.

At 24 years old, Mills started at NFI as a safety analyst. Even though she did not have a background in trucking, her master’s degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson played a major role in her career development. Being a safety analyst at NFI consisted of learning driver qualifications and safety compliance.

In 2013, Mills led a pilot program at NFI that focused on how to quickly and compliantly hire safe drivers. The program resulted in a decrease of average days to hire from 22 to 8, which was instrumental considering the ongoing driver shortages. The pilot consisted of restructuring the recruiting team in different locations. This created accelerated application processing times and the ability to better work with the applicants on the opportunities at NFI. The safety department would then be in charge of running compliance reports to ensure the safety of a driver. After the pilot, Mills was promoted to an onboarding manager.

Today, Mills is the director of safety at NFI. She has been with the company for nine years. It is her mission to continue learning the FMCSA regulations and implement them every day to ensure safety. “I am excited to be a part of an organization like Women In Trucking to show the value we bring to this industry and share the achievements along the way,” she said.