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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced the best transportation companies for women list Oct. 25.
The 2021 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation list was unveiled in the WIT magazine Redefining the Road. The magazine created the award to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry in 2018.
“As women rise through the ranks in the transportation industry, we are excited to feature the companies that make the extra effort to attract and retain a more gender-diverse workforce,” Ellen Voie, president of WIT, said in a statement. “We applaud their efforts and this distinction is our way of giving them the recognition they deserve.”
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The Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation list includes a range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace from motor carriers, third-party logistics companies and original equipment manufacturers.
“Identifying the companies on this list involves a two-step process,” said Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road. “First, nominations of the companies are received and carefully reviewed to ensure they qualify by meeting a minimum threshold of qualifications. Then the final ballot of companies is voted on by individuals in the industry.”
The companies are chosen based on having characteristics like corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities and career advancement opportunities.
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The companies named to the list are ADM Trucking, AFS Logistics. AGT Global Logistics, Amazon, American Central Transport, Aria Logistics, Artur Express, Averitt Express, Bay & Bay Transportation, BCB Transport, Beacon Building Products, Bennett Family of Cos., BlueGrace Logistics, Boyle Transportation, BR Williams Trucking, Brenny Transportation, Cal-Ark International, Cardinal Logistics Management, Carter Express, Centerline Drivers, Certified Express, CFI, Clean Harbors, Convoy, Covenant, Crowley, Daimler Trucks North America, Dart Transit Co., Day & Ross, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing, DHL Supply Chain, Dot Transportation, Dupré Logistics, Dynacraft, Echo Global Logistics, Estes Express Lines, FedEx Freight, Fifth Wheel Freight, Forward Air, Frito- Lay, Garner Trucking, Grammer Logistics, Guttman Energy, Highway Transport Logistics, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Jack Cooper Transport, Jetco Delivery, John Christner Trucking, JR Kays Trucking, JX Enter- prises, Karl’s Transport, Kenco, Kenworth of Louisiana, Kenworth Truck Co., Landstar Transportation Logistics, Matheson Trucking, McLeod Software, Michelin North America, Navajo Express, New West Truck Centres, NFI Industries, Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Old Dominion Freight Line, Omnitracs, Paaccar, Paper Transport, Penske Transportation Solutions, Peterbilt Motors Co., PGT Trucking, Prime Inc., Ralph Moyle, ReedTMS Logistics, Rihm Family Cos., Riverside Transport, Roehl Transport, Ryder, Schneider, Smith Transport, Southeastern Freight Lines, Star Fleet Trucking, Stericycle, Tri-National, Trimac Transportation, Trimble, Trinity Logistics, Tru-Pak Moving Systems, Truckstop.com, TruNorth Global, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, UPS, Veriha Trucking, Volvo Group North America, Walmart, Werner Enterprises, XPO Logistics, Yellow and Zonar
The companies were set to be recognized at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo Nov. 7-9 in Dallas. This year the program garnered more than 14,000 votes to identify the final companies named to the list.
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