Women In Trucking Association announces continued support from J.B. Hunt

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) just announced that J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to help the nonprofit organization elevate the issue of gender diversity in transportation.

J.B. Hunt has supported WIT at the Gold Level since 2015. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations, serves on the WIT board of directors as Vice Chair. Jodi Edwards, a Million Mile driver for J.B. Hunt, shares her expertise as a member of the WIT Image Team.

“There’s so much opportunity for women to develop long-term, successful careers in this industry,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at J.B. Hunt. “Women In Trucking helps them realize that potential, and we proudly support their efforts.”

“We’re grateful for J.B. Hunt’s involvement and support in raising awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry – both as drivers and corporate leaders,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “It’s with support like theirs that we can truly drive positive change in the industry.”

Since its inception in 2007, WIT has been committed to encouraging women to consider careers in the trucking industry, addressing obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrating the success of its members. The annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the WIT Index which monitors the representation of women in the industry, and a community app that empowers members with knowledge and mentorship are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.