Daimler Trucks have been corporate sponsors of the Women in Trucking Association for quite some time. This week, however, they stepped up their backing by becoming a gold level sponsor.
“Daimler Trucks North America encourages workplace diversity and we are seeing more and more women in leadership positions within our industry,” said Kary Schaefer, Chief Engineer Mechatronics, Daimler Trucks North America. “By partnering with Women In Trucking, DTNA and Freightliner are showing our support for all of the women who are helping change the face of the trucking business.”
In its five years of existence, Women In Trucking has seen considerable growth and now represents nearly 2,000 members.
“A Gold Level Partnership shows DTNA and Freightliner’s support for our mission to create a better environment for women (and men) who pursue a career in the trucking industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT's President/CEO. “Their long-time support as a member and an event sponsor has shown their commitment in the past, but they are now a top level contributor with greater influence in the future of the association,” Voie added.
Other notable trucking industries have partnered with the organization, C.H. Robinson is a silver level sponsor, and Daimler will join Frito Lay, Walmart, Great Dane, Hyundai, and Bendix at the gold level.