Women Drivers Attend Women In Trucking Conference

Dec 07 2017

“I thought the Accelerate Conference was well put together… It brought together women from all facets of the field and all over the nation,” J.B. Hunt Intermodal driver and conference attendee Jodi said.

In early November, J.B. Hunt women drivers and office staff attended the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association’s third annual Accelerate Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The conference offered information on increasing productivity and results in the office and on the road, an understanding of industry challenges and cultural barriers as well as guidance on attracting women drivers.

J.B. Hunt Women Drivers

As a Gold Level Sponsor, J.B. Hunt has shown a commitment to working with the Women In Trucking Association to encourage more women to join the transportation industry – both as drivers and corporate leaders.

J.B. Hunt’s Vice President of Operations Rachel understands the value behind supporting WIT and J.B. Hunt having a strong presence among the woman driver market. “Being a member of organizations such as Women In Trucking helps keep our finger on the pulse of what noise is out there, so we can overcome those challenges. I strongly believe that many of our job offerings across our business units offer consistency and desired flexibility, which is important to many people entering the workforce…”

WIT award winner

Influential Woman In Trucking Award Winner Daphne Jefferson

J.B. Hunt Truckload driver Andrea finds Women In Trucking to be an asset to women drivers who want to advance in a male dominated industry. “I think women drivers benefit from Women in Trucking because they are here to encourage and empower women and they especially care for the drivers and have respect for what we do. It lets women drivers know that we are not alone out here and we are a part of this massive trucking industry,” she said.

J.B. Hunt staff

J.B. Hunt women drivers and office staff.

Interested in driving or contracting with a carrier who supports women in trucking? Call 1-877-791-9458 to speak to a placement specialist about J.B. Hunt’s over the road, regional or local truck driving jobs or contract opportunities, or fill out a short form online.

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