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WIT and Freightliner looking for candidates for the Influential Women in Trucking Award

PLOVER, Wisc. —  The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are looking for candidates for the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

The award that was created in 2010 honors female leaders in the trucking industy and  recognizes women who make or influence key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership setting. The winner must have a proven record of responsibility and have mentored or served as a role model to other women in the industry.

Past recipients include Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group; Rebecca Brewster, president and COO, American Transportation Research Institute; Joyce Brenny, president of Brenny Transportation; Rochelle Bartholomew, CEO of CalArk International; and Kari Rihm, president of Rihm Kenworth.

“Women In Trucking plays a critical role in pushing the envelope to diversify our industry, and Freightliner is proud of our ongoing involvement with this important organization and our sponsorship of this award,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

“WIT celebrates the success of women in the trucking industry. This award highlights female leaders who have been crusaders and role models to others,” added Ellen Voie, president and CEO, Women In Trucking.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, September 9, at:

The winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Texas, November 7-9, 2016.

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