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Frito-Lay, Walmart re-up with Women in Trucking (July 29, 2010)

PLOVER, Wis. -- Women in Trucking has received an important commitment from two of its biggest corporate membe...


PLOVER, Wis. — Women in Trucking has received an important commitment from two of its biggest corporate members, Frito-Lay and Walmart.

The companies both renewed their Gold Level membership in the organization, which promotes the role women play in the trucking industry.

“The continued involvement of both of these recognized corporations provides additional resources to support the needs of our members,” said Ellen Voie, president of Women In Trucking. “We are especially looking forward to developing initiatives that support our mission to bring more women into the trucking industry and provide resources for those already working in transportation.”

Mark Rousseau of Frito-Lay and Jeff Hammonds of Walmart Transportation both serve on the group’s board of directors.

“Frito-Lay North America is proud to continue our relationship with Women In Trucking Association,” said Frito-Lay’s Rousseau. “We have been involved in WIT from the very beginning, and see this organization having a positive impact on the trucking industry, drivers, and our company’s ability to continue to improve our driver diversity. WIT is also a great resource for us as we address the national driver shortage in the years ahead.”

“One of our top priorities as a company is developing a diverse workforce,” added Walmart’s Hammonds. “Our partnership with Women in Trucking is one of the many ways we reach out to women and let them know about the great career opportunities in transportation and at Walmart. We are proud of our partnership with Women In Trucking and support their efforts to serve women who work in the trucking industry.”

For more info on Women in Trucking, visit www.womenintrucking.org

 


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