Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute, has received the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
The third annual award, sponsored by Navistar Inc., was presented late Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.
The award seeks to recognize women in the trucking industry who make or influence key decisions, who have a proven record of responsibility and who mentor and serve as a role model to other women.
“This year, we received more than 100 nominations for the Influential Woman in Trucking award, and Rebecca rose to the top in a field of exceptional candidates,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women in Trucking.
“It was a very difficult year to select a winner because many of our nominees, and certainly all of our finalists, have also done much to influence the industry,” she said in a statement.
WIT and Navistar also honored the three runners-up: Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president of ESJ Carrier Corp.; Lana Batts, co-president of Driver iQ; and Judy McReynolds, CEO of Arkansas Best Corp.