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News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Waste Management has renewed its Silver 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 second consecutive year that Waste Management has supported WIT at the Silver Level. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Rod Cross, Talent Acquisition Advisor-Sourcing at Waste Management, serves on WIT’s advisory committee. “Congratulations to Women in Trucking on reaching the 10-year milestone!” Cross said. “Waste Management, North America’s leading environmental solutions provider and largest residential recycler, is a proud partner of Women In Trucking. Their mission of encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry, promoting their accomplishments, and minimizing obstacles faced by women working aligns with the core values of our organization. We look forward to many more years of this mutually successful partnership.” “As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women In Trucking this year, we also celebrate the partnerships that allow us to keep working toward our mission,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “With support from business leaders like Waste Management, we’ll keep pushing the envelope for women in the transportation 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 Waste Management Waste Management is a leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions services in North America, serving more than 21 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.


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 | 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.


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.


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 | February 20, 2017
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'New Bureba' food processing smart facility puts into practice key principles of Industry 4.0 to deliver a more efficient, agile, flexible manufacturing operation MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2017) - Cisco ( : CSCO) -- Campofrío Food Group, the leading international producer of branded processed meats, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has cut the ribbon on a brand-new plant that boasts the latest in digital technology. With a gross surface area expanding 99,000 square meters and an estimated production of 101,400 tons a year, the 'New Bureba' plant is located in Burgos, in Northern Spain. It replaces the previous facilities, destroyed by a fire in November 2014, but is far from a standard rebuild, incorporating the industrial sector's very latest innovations. From the beginning of the design process, Campofrío seized the opportunity to create a 'smart' factory that connects machines, devices, sensors and people in real-time. The company selected Cisco Connected Factory solution to create a 'Factory 4.0' that would enable to manage and optimize its business processes and make well-informed decisions. This is the first implementation of the Cisco Connected Factory in Spain. With Cisco Connected Factory, manufacturing customers are able to benefit from a validated, complete solution to securely connect machines and sensors and gain insights from IoT data. The solution is already in use by international manufacturers globally, including General Motors, Stanley Black & Decker, and Daimler Trucks North America. About Campofrío Food Group Campofrío Food Group is a subsidiary of Sigma Alimentos (Sigma), a company which produces processed meats, milk products and refrigerated and frozen goods that it commercializes through well-positioned brands in the markets in which it operates. Sigma operates in 68 countries and 144 distribution facilities, serving more than 500.000 clients within eighteen countries in Northern, Center and South America, Western Europe and the Caribbean. Currently, Sigma counts with more than 40,000 employees. About Cisco Cisco ( : CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com and follow us on Twitter at @Cisco. Cisco, the Cisco logo, Cisco Systems and Cisco IOS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. This document is Cisco Public Information.


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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