Plover, WI – December 18, 2018  Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop.com, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America.

“Women are making enormous strides in the $186 billion logistics industry,” said Nancy O’Liddy, Chief of Staff with the Transportation Intermediaries Association. “In fact, that is why TIA started their own Women in Logistics Committee, which then prompted us to partner with Women In Trucking. Great friendships and partnerships have grown from that joint effort and we are proud to present this award at our annual convention.”

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at www.womenintrucking.org/DWLA. Nominations are due February 8, 2019.

“The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award allows us an opportunity to honor a trailblazing woman who has exceeded her role in supply chain management and is both a role model and a pioneer in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, president/CEO, Women In Trucking Association.

Sponsored by Truckstop.com and TIA, the award is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking. Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz was the 2018 DWLA winner.

The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT, Truckstop.com, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and academia. 

“Although typically seen as a male-dominated industry, women play a critical role in trucking and transportation and are key to keeping the wheels moving,” said Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer, Truckstop.com. “We are very excited to partner with Women In Trucking, to celebrate the achievements and efforts of the women that make this industry great, and to shine a spotlight on the growing number of opportunities for women in the transportation and logistics industry.” 

The winner of the 2019 DWLA will be announced during the TIA “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition, on Friday, April 12 from 9-11 a.m. in Orlando, FL.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to [email protected] or call (920) 737-9490.

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Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

Truckstop.com is the one-stop connection between North America’s commercial transportation professionals. Founded in 1995 as the first freight-matching marketplace to hit the web, Truckstop.com has grown to provide load planning and optimization, transportation management, telematics, rate benchmarking and spot market data, and powerful negotiation tools. Truckstop Pro, Truckstop.com’s most recent and most advanced software subscription, offers users a real-time load board and enhanced transportation partner search and qualification. To learn more, visit Truckstop.com.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $186 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of the 3PL industry to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA.