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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association’s annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” recently honored 169 female professional drivers at its 8th annual celebration at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. These women, with nearly 2,700 collective years of driving, were honored for their service as pioneers in the trucking industry. Six women were recognized for driving careers spanning forty years or more! The room at the Kentucky Exposition Center was brimming with these female CDL holders in their red WIT shirts and the nearly 200 friends and family members cheering them on. Daphne Jefferson, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration addressed the group and thanked them for their role as pioneers. She talked about her ride-along with two female drivers and what she learned from the view of a tractor-trailer window. Ann Dyer, Senior Director, Regional Transportation for Walmart Stores, Inc. gave the keynote address and told about traveling with her mother, a professional driver, when she was a young girl, and the challenges faced by female drivers in the past. Dyer also introduced Carol Nixon, a WIT member of the month, who recently donated a kidney to a fellow driver’s husband. WIT’s President and CEO Ellen Voie welcomed the group and reviewed the recent accomplishments of the nonprofit organization, including the Girl Scout Transportation Patch, ride-alongs with regulators and elected officials, the WIT app, WIT index, truck stop rating directory, and the group’s work on truck cab design and ergonomics. Other recognition programs include the Distinguished Woman in Logistics, the Influential Woman in Trucking and the recently expanded WIT Image Team. Voie promised to fulfill her dream of providing a female truck driver doll in the near future. A highlight of the event was the announcement by Jim Stevenson, Director of National Accounts for Arrow Truck Sales, who handed Voie the keys to a late model Volvo tractor Arrow is donating to a lucky WIT member who will win the tractor at next year’s Salute to Women Behind the Wheel. The celebration included music by Jayne Denham, an award winning singer and song writer from Australia. The crowd enjoyed dark and milk chocolate fountains and a huge truck-shaped cake. The female drivers won door prizes including a $500 gift card, and five $100 gift cards. The Women In Trucking Scholarship foundation gave away numerous prizes as well while raising nearly $2,000 in donations from the attendees. The event included the annual group photo of the women in their WIT red t-shirts and ended with the distribution of goodie bags filled with items from the event sponsors. Walmart Transportation won the driver participation award for having twenty-one of their female professional drivers present at the event. Next year’s Salute to Women Behind the Wheel will be held March 24th. All female professional drivers are welcome to participate and need not be members of the association. This year’s sponsors of the event were: Gold: Walmart Transportation and Arrow Truck Sales Silver: Bennett International Group, CFI, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Shell Rotella Bronze: Dart Transit Co., Landstar, Lily Transportation Corp., Ryder System, Inc., and TA-Petro Copper: Acuity, Averitt Express, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., R & R Trucking, Inc., Republic Services Nickel: EROAD, Inc. Heniff Transportation Systems, Rand McNally, Rollin’ B, Stay Metrics, Truckstop.com 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.


Daimler's donation will support transportation to year-round STEM expeditions and financial aid for Charlotte students As part of its continued support of Project Scientist, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has donated $50,000 to Project Scientist which focuses on the advancement of science, research, and education. “For us, business success and social responsibility go hand in hand,” said Melissa Sharpe, national account sales representative for Daimler Trucks North America. “Project Scientist was selected for this donation based on a vote by our employees located in Ft. Mill, SC. They see its mission for STEM education as a natural extension of the innovative engineering behind our work driving the future of commercial vehicles.” Sharpe presented the donation today to Project Scientist on behalf of DTNA at Project Scientist’s Summer Academy’s Friday Family Celebration at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. DTNA has been supporting Project Scientist since 2015 with donations totaling over $85,000.  This year’s donation will be split between 2017-18 and is designated to sponsor year-round expeditions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to provide financial aid to Charlotte students who don’t have the means to attend the camp otherwise. Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company. The mission of Project Scientist is to educate, coach, and advocate for girls and women with an aptitude, talent, and passion for STEM. Through engagement of top STEM companies, universities, teachers, and hands-on curriculum Project Scientist Summer Academy attendees discover the endless opportunities available to them in STEM. The need for Project Scientist was based off a vast amount of research that shows girls with a high skill, aptitude, and talent for STEM subjects are not currently served or identified at a young age. Underserved and unidentified girls are not provided STEM opportunities at a pace, depth, and breadth commensurate with their talents and interests. Founder Sandy Marshall created Project Scientist to change the world’s view of “who” a scientist is and “what” a scientist does. The vision of Project Scientist is to transform the face of STEM by nurturing today’s future scientists who will lead the world in solving tomorrow's greatest challenges. The Project Scientist staff diligently sets goals and track the outcomes, outcomes that research has proven to affect girls with an interest in STEM. The company annually partners with Harvard and the University of North Carolina Charlotte to research the model and validate the impact that Project Scientist programs are having on those who attend.


The Global Market for Specialty Commercial Vehicle Bodies, And Truck Cab & Chassis Oems is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.2% from $70.5 Billion in 2017 to $86.6 Billion By 2022 The global specialty commercial vehicle market is low in unit volume and extremely fragmented when compared to many other vehicular and other industrial markets. As a result, it is only very lightly covered by syndicated market research reports. Therefore, the stakeholders in the global specialty vehicle industry have insufficient tangible information with which to plan and make the critical strategic decisions to grow optimally and succeed. This report has been designed and written for the manufacturers of specialty truck bodies and their dealers, the manufacturers of the cab and chassis trucks they are mounted upon and their dealers, and their sub-suppliers. Other readers who may find substantial value in this report include members of the financial and academic community, government officials in regulatory agencies, and the end users of fleets of these vehicles. The purpose of this report is to provide an understanding of the global specialty commercial vehicle industry, including: - Identifying and describing the product categories of specialty commercial vehicles and their variants.- Estimating current and future demand for each type of specialty commercial vehicle body, and the cab and chassis they are mounted upon, in the near and midterm (2016-2022). - Identifying the key suppliers of the cabs and chassis of specialty commercial vehicle bodies. This report focuses on nine predominant categories of on-highway specialty commercial vehicles: Chapter 4: Current Market Size and Growth Projections for Bodies of Specialty Chapter 5: Current Market Sizes and Growth Projections for Bodies for Specialty Chapter 6: Specialty Commercial Vehicle Body Suppliers and Market Shares Chapter 7: Cab & Chassis for Specialty Commercial Vehicles by Region, Truck Class and Type Companies Mentioned - 4 Star Horse, Arima, Focus, Silver Shield And Grand Canal - Ab Advance Manufacturing Ltd - Ab Beau-Roc - Ab Mahler & Soner - Abc Karossen - Aichi Corp. - Air-Flo Manufacturing Co - Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc. - Altec Astoria Llc (Astoria Industries Of Iowa Inc.) - Alum-Line Inc. - Andreoli Rimorchi S.R.L. - Anhui Xingma Auto Ltd. - Auto Crane - Autocar Truck - Autokaross I Floby - Bennes Jpm Carrosserie Industrielle - Blizzard Snowplows - Boss Products - Brandfx Body Co - Brandon Manufacturing - Bridgeport Truck Manufacturing Co - Brock Kehrtechnik Gmbh Bucher-Schorling Gmbh - Cadet Truck Bodies - Camc Cantoni & C. S.P.A. Cappellotto S.P.A - Carfar Lorraine - Carroceias Gallegos - Carrosserie Industrielle Francis - Caseco - Catamex, Empresa De Guadalajara Cavime - Carrosserie Vehicules Industriels Melunaise - Cedal Todo En Carrocerias - Cemen Tech - Cesco Australia Limited - Chongqing Changjiang Auto & Construction Machinery Co - Christmann Fahrzeugbau Gmbh & Co Kg Chukyo Cibi - Companhia Industrial Brasileira Impianti - Cifa La, S. De Rl De Cv - Clw Group Truck Cnhtc/Sinotruk Con-Tech Manufacturing Inc. - Cosco (Jm) Aluminum Developments Co. Ltd. - Crysteel - Ctb - Caseco Manufacturing - Ctec - California Truck Equipment Co - Daewoo Daf Trucks N.V. - Daimler Trucks North America - Dennis Eagle Limited - Dong Hae Machinery And Aviation - Dongfeng (Dfm) - Dongyang Mechatronics - Dulevo International - Duraclass - E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions Llc - Eby - Elgin Sweeper Company - Elkin-Hi-Tech Inc - Eloquip Ltd. - Epoke A/S - Ernest Industries Inc - Eurovoirie - F.X.Meiller Fahrzeug- Und Maschinenfabrik-Gmbh & Co Kg Deutschland - Facchini Sa - Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft Mbh - Farid Industrie, S.P.A. - Faun Umwelttechnik Gmbh - Faw Fca Us Llc. - Ffg Flensburger - Fisher Engineering - Flink Co - Flotzinger Geratetechnik Gmbh - Ford Freightliner (Daimler Trucks North America) - Geesinknorba General Motors Company - Giletta S.P.A. - Gledhill Road Machinery Company - Good Roads Inc - Goodwin Manufacturing Co Inc - Groupe Bibeauinc Gtb - General Truck Body Inc - Guzzler Manufacturing Inc. - H&W Nutzfahrzeugtechnik - HS Fahrzeugbau - Hako Group - Harbor Truck Bodies Inc - Haul-All Equipment Ltd. - Heil - Heil Environmental - Heil Farid European Company Limited - Henan Lukewei Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd. - Henderson Products Inc. - Henke Manufacturing - Henschel Engineering Automotive Sp. Z O.O. - Hi-Vac Corp. - Highway Equipment Company - Highway Products Inc - Hiniker Company - Hino Motors Ltd. - Holcombe Mixers - Howard Porter - Hubei Chengli Special Automobile Co. Ltd - Hubei Chenglongwei Special Purpose Vehicle Co. Ltd. - Hubei Veldlion Machinery Company Ltd. - Huffermann Transport Systeme Gmbh - Huwer - Hyundai International Mobile Mixers - Isuzu - Iveco - J&J Truck Bodies And Trailers - J-Craft Inc - Jensen Truck Equipment - Jinwoo Smc Co Ltd. - Johnston Sweepers Ltd - Jomac - Jun Jin Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. - Junge Fahrzeugbau Gmbh - Jurop S.P.A. - Kaihatsu - Kaiser Ag - Kanematsu Engineering Co Ltd - Kann Manufacturing Corp - Kenworth Truck Company - Kidron (Vt Hackney) - Kimble Manufacturing Company - Klaas All-Road - Knapheide International Inc - Kogyo Co Ltd - Kotschenreuther Fahrzeugbau Jahnsdorf Gmbh & Co Kg - Kroll Fahrzeugbau-Umwelttechnik Gmbh - Kyokuto - Labrie - Leach - Liebherr - Little Falls Machine Inc. - Loadmaster Corp. - Lodal Inc - London Machinery - M-U-T - Mack Trucks (Volvo Trucks North America) - Man Se - Marcel Boschung Ag - Martin Reisch Gmbh - Masco Sweepers Inc - Mathieu - Maz Mc Basculantes - McNeilus Companies Inc - Mecagil-Lebon - Meierling Gmbh - Mercedes Benz - Metal Plessis - Meyer Products Llc - Mezcladoras Trailers De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. - Mitsubishi Fuso - Monroe Truck Equipment - Morgan Corp. - Muller Environmental Gmbh & Co Kg - NTM Narpes Tra & Metall Ab - Narpion Wood And Metal Ltd - Navistar International - New Way Refuse Collection Trucks - Nissan Diesel (Ud Nissan) - Nite Hawk - Odisa - Omaha Standard - Oshkosh Truck - Overaasen As - Ox Bodies Pak-Mor Manufacturing Co - PB Loader Corp - Paramount Park Motor Body Builders - Parkhurst Manufacturing Coinc - Peterbilt - Putzmeister Group - Qingte Group Co ltd. - RSP Reschwitzer Saugbagger Produktions Gmbh - Rasco Ltd. - Ravo - Rawson Koenig - Reading Truck Body Llc - Reimer International - Remolouges Y Platformas De Toluca Sa De Cv - Renault Trucks - Resitul Terberg - Retech Co Ltd. - Rivard Rmb Sateci Sac - Romaquip Ltd - Ros Roca - Royal Truck Body - Rugby Manufacturing Co - Salto Vacuo Industria E Comercio Ltda. - Epp Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd. - Saxas Nutzfahrzeuge Werdau Gmbh - Scania - Scarab Sweepers Ltd - Scattolini S.P.A. - Schmidt - Schmitz Cargobull - Schwarze Industries - Schwing Gmbh - Scott Senyuan Corp. - Sicometal Zi Du Plan D'acier - Sino Truk (Sino Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd.) - Smith Metal Works - Smyrna Truck & Cargo - Sno-Way Internationalinc. - Snowdogg Socage S.R.L. - Spartan Motors - Spartan Service - Spreader Llc Tai'an Tongyuan Machinery Co Ltd - Springer Kommunaltechnik - Stahl Stellar Industries - Super Products - Superdumps - Supreme - Swenson - Tarco Tenco Machinery Ltd - Tennant (Sentinel) - Terex Corp. - The American Road Machinery Company - The Cartwright Group - The Knapheide Manufacturing Company - Thompson Fabricating Inc - Tornado Hydrovac (Petrofield Industries) - Toyota Motor Corp. - Truckcraft Corp. - Tymco Inc - Universal Truck Equipment - Usimeca Industria Mecanica S/A - Vac-Con - Vacall - Vactor - Valk Manufacturing Company - Van Schijndel B.V. - Viking Cives Group - Volvo Group - Volvo Trucks North America - Walther Nutzungsbedingungen - Warner Bodies Inc - Warren Inc - Wausau Everest - Wayne Engineering - Wayne Sweepers - Western Snowplows - Western Star - Wil-Ro Inc - Williamsen Manufacturing - Wittke Xcmg - Xuzhou Truck-Mounted Crane Co Ltd For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fl6p8g/global_markets


News Article | May 30, 2017
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Great Dane has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to help the organization elevate the issue of gender diversity in the transportation industry. As WIT celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, the association continues to pursue its mission: encouraging women to consider careers in the trucking industry, addressing obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrating the success of its members. The annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the WIT Index which monitors the representation of women in the industry, and ride-alongs with regulators and legislators are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission. This is the fifth consecutive year that Great Dane has supported WIT at the Gold Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Brandie Fuller, vice president, marketing at Great Dane, serves on the WIT board of directors. “Great Dane recognizes the value of a diverse work environment,” said Fuller. “Diversity promotes creativity, innovation and different ways of thinking. By encouraging women to join this traditionally male-dominated industry, Women In Trucking is empowering women while also helping to bring fresh ideas and new solutions to the problems our industry faces every day. Great Dane is proud to continue to support Women In Trucking and this important mission.” “We’re grateful to business leaders like Great Dane for their support in helping to raise awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry – both as professional drivers and corporate leaders,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Women In Trucking has made great strides in the past ten years. Partnerships like these will help us to continue to engage more women at every level in the industry.” ### About Women In Trucking Association, Inc. 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482. About Great Dane Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at http://www.greatdanetrailers.com.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is proud to announce that Insights Success magazine has named Ellen Voie, its president and CEO, as one of the “30 Most Inspiration Leaders in Business.” The Insights Success research team selected this year’s women for their positivity and ability to think outside the box in today’s competitive marketplace. The magazine’s recent profile of Voie chronicles her lifelong career in the transportation industry, the dynamic growth of the Women In Trucking Association, and her passion for engaging more women in the transportation profession. Voie founded WIT in 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles that might discourage women from considering a career in transportation, and celebrate the successes of association members. WIT has grown dramatically over the past decade and now exceeds 4,500 members. Under Voie’s leadership as president and CEO, WIT has undertaken numerous initiatives to raise awareness and encourage women to get involved in the transportation industry. Examples include establishing the annual Accelerate! Conference and Expo to promote gender diversity and provide best practices, providing funding for members pursuing careers in transportation through the Women In Trucking Scholarship Foundation, and developing a Girl Scout transportation patch to help introduce young women to careers in transportation. Voie has been recognized by the White House as a “Transportation Innovator Champion of Change!” and was named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and one of Fleet Owner magazine’s “Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking” in 2016. “The first step in improving the representation of women in our industry is to help them envision a role for themselves. That can be very empowering,” Voie said. “At the Women In Trucking Association, we focus on helping women to see how they can contribute and then get engaged. It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.” Read more about the “30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business” in the April issue of Insights Success magazine. http://magazines.insightssuccess.com/The-30-Most-Inspirational-Leaders-in-Business-april2017/ Download web and high-resolution images of the Empowering Women logo: Web: https://wt.memberclicks.net/assets/images/News/News2017/inspirational-leaders-logo-72dpi.jpg Print: https://wt.memberclicks.net/assets/images/News/News2017/inspirational-leaders-logo-300dpi.jpg About Women In Trucking Association, Inc. 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.


News Article | June 6, 2017
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Women In Trucking Association and Dock411 are working together to give professional drivers the opportunity to be better prepared when picking up or delivering a load. The app offers details that include the information a driver can access before he or she arrives at the dock. Women In Trucking (WIT) Association’s mission includes removing obstacles that might keep women from entering or succeeding in the trucking industry. One of those obstacles often mentioned by drivers is in not knowing how to prepare for a pick up or delivery. This includes everything from directions to the facility, whether pets are allowed, if Wi-Fi is available and any challenges involved in backing into the dock. The goal of Dock411 is to make a driver's stops faster, easier, safer, and less frustrating by showing them details about their stops before they get there. By simply entering the dock address into the app, a driver can read what the company and other drivers have written about it, including details like dock door location, yard hazards, photos of the facility, the ability to park overnight, whether pets are allowed, and up to thirty-five other items. After the stop, drivers can add details about their own experience. Shippers are encouraged to enter information about their facility by completing an online form. This will help speed up the loading experience and can eliminate unnecessary delays from driver or dispatcher miscommunication. The most recent version of the Dock411 app includes three questions requested by the Women In Trucking Association specific to female drivers: "Were the personnel helpful?", "Were you treated like a professional?", and "Were the restroom facilities adequate?". “We are happy to be working with Ellen Voie and Women In Trucking to provide this information so the organization can better prepare both female and male drivers for their warehouse facility experience,” said Dan Serewicz, Dock411 Co-founder. “We believe this will work to improve the industry by removing unexpected surprises from the pickup or delivery operation.” “A driver once told me how he defined a ‘gravy’ load,” said WIT President/CEO Ellen Voie. “He said it was a shipment with no surprises, and now with the Dock411 app, any driver can be better prepared and will be able to anticipate challenges before he or she arrives at the dock. With Dock411, every load can be a ‘gravy load.” Dock411 was formed in 2015 after a warehouse manager recognized his drivers were in the dark for many details about the shippers and receivers they visited. The lack of information regularly caused delays and meant lost time and money. Since then, we have been building a database of these important dock details and making it available to the industry. Professional drivers can use our Android and iOS apps to look up their next stop before they hit the road. Shippers and receivers can add their information to give drivers a "heads up" before they arrive. Logistics and 3PLs can integrate the data into their existing systems for added value. Dock411 is based in Saint Charles, IL. For more information, visit dock411.com or email 411(at)dock411(dot)com. Download the app in iTunes or Google Play. 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.


News Article | June 20, 2017
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Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation is auctioning off the ceremonial first pitch for an upcoming Cleveland Indians game. This annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization raised $1,000 in 2016. This fund raiser gives individuals a once in a lifetime opportunity while also supporting the trucking industry. In the past, industry related companies have bid on the first pitch and offered it to a deserving employee. Proceeds from the auction go toward funding scholarships for students entering or advancing their careers in the transportation industry. “Seven scholarships have already been awarded this year and we are accepting applications through July 31 for the next selection process,” said Debora Babin Katz, Vice President, TrucBrush Corporation and Chair of the Women In Trucking Foundation. Last year, Amie O’Brien, who runs Leffew Fastpitch in Northern Ohio, was the highest bidder and had the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. She is the wife of long-time WIT supporter and CEO of TravelCenters of America, Thomas O’Brien. Now you have the same opportunity to honor a deserving employee or bid on the ceremonial pitch for yourself. The 2017 First Pitch online auction begins today, June 20 at 7:00 a.m. central and will last for ten days. The highest bidder in the auction will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the August 6th game against the New York Yankees in Cleveland, Ohio and also receives four game day tickets. The 1:10 pm game is also Kids Fun Days. Auction bids can be entered online at https://www.32auctions.com/FirstPitch2017. The auction will end at 11:45 p.m. central on June 30, 2017. To submit an application or to view scholarship requirements visit http://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org/scholarship/. The ceremonial first pitch auction is in conjunction with the fifth annual “Women in Transportation” event. “The event brings attention to the many women who enjoy great careers in a male dominated environment,” said WIT President/CEO, Ellen Voie. Sponsors of the event include T&K Logistics, Inc., Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, and TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers. ### The Women In Trucking Foundation is affiliated with the nonprofit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. For more information or to donate, visit http://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org or call 888.464.9482. Women In Trucking Foundation is also registered with Amazon.com® Smile.


Patent
Daimler Trucks North America | Date: 2013-01-23

Described herein are fiber-reinforced composite members and methods and systems for making the same. The composite members can be any of various types, including load-bearing structural members such as frame rails for a truck chassis. The composite members can be formed directly in a desired shape, such as with a pultrusion process, with irregular features, such as bolt holes, preformed therein without damaging the fibers. The composite members can provide similar or greater overall strength compared to metal members with reduced weight, and can comprise fibers distributed and oriented in such a manner to create additional strength in desired locations and directions and reduced strength in other locations/directions.


Patent
Daimler Trucks North America | Date: 2013-01-23

Described herein are fiber-reinforced composite members and methods and systems for making the same. The composite members can be any of various types, including load-bearing structural members such as frame rails for a truck chassis. The composite members can be formed directly in a desired shape, such as with a pultrusion process, with irregular features, such as bolt holes, preformed therein without damaging the fibers. The composite members can provide similar or greater overall strength compared to metal members with reduced weight, and can comprise fibers distributed and oriented in such a manner to create additional strength in desired locations and directions and reduced strength in other locations/directions.


Patent
Daimler Trucks North America | Date: 2014-02-19

In one exemplary embodiment, an exhaust dilution and dispersion device (10) for a vehicle (2) can include a generally elongate tailpipe (12) comprising an inlet section (13) capable of being in exhaust receiving communication with an exhaust system of a vehicle (2). The tailpipe (12) further comprises an outlet section (18) in exhaust receiving communication with the inlet section (13). The outlet section (18) can also comprise a downwardly directed exhaust deflection portion (19) and an exhaust outlet in exhaust dispersing communication with the surroundings external to the device. The exhaust outlet can comprise a generally elongate exhaust dispersion opening (43) extending in a lengthwise direction along the tailpipe (12). At least a portion of the exhaust outlet can be coextensive with the downwardly directed exhaust deflecting portion (19) and a major portion of the exhaust dispersed from the outlet can have a transverse component.

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