Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Women In Trucking ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’ Award

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Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Women In Trucking ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’ Award

Co-Sponsored by Trimble Transportation and, Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Logistics Field in North America

Plover, WI – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Women In Trucking “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award (DWLA), which celebrates the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in the practice of logistics in North America. Co-sponsored by Trimble Transportation and, the 2016 award program is open for nominations by any individual or organization familiar with the nominee’s work in the logistics field. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015.

Established to highlight the vital roles of leading women in one of the transportation industry’s fastest growing areas, the inaugural DWLA program in 2014-15 attracted dozens of nominations of high-performing women representing warehousing, traffic and shipping, third-party logistics, supply chain management, and related functional disciplines. Recipient of the inaugural award was Kristy Knichel, President, Knichel Logistics.“The tremendous popularity of this award program demonstrates that women are playing increasingly vital roles in one of the transportation industry’s most challenging and exciting disciplines,” said Ellen Voie, CAE, President and CEO, Women In Trucking, Inc. “Our nominees are true role models, not only within their own organizations but for women at every level of the transportation industry. ”Members of the judging panel for the 2016 award are: Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM; Kate Miller, President, Blue Edge Marketing Ltd.; Diane A. Mollenkopf, Ph.D., McCormick associate professor of logistics and director, Ph.D. program in supply chain management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Fred Moody, Editor and Publisher, Logistics Quarterly; and Ellen Voie.

To nominate an individual for the award, simply download, complete and submit the electronic nomination form here. For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to or call (920) 737-9490.

About Women In Trucking

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) 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 16 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: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks NA, GE Capital Transportation Finance, Great Dane Trailers, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder Systems, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.

About Trimble Transportation

TMW is a leading transportation software provider to brokerage and 3PL organizations, commercial and private fleets. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,000 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and part of the international Transportation and Logistics Division.

About is the largest freight-matching ecosystem in the transportation industry, featuring more than 73 million loads annually. Founded as the Web’s first load board, now offers a variety of technology solutions throughout the supply chain and is recognized as the leading resource for transportation data and trends, including the weekly Trans4Cast and Market Demand Index (MDI). In addition,’s Assurance Division is the largest credit monitoring and reporting entity in the industry, providing critical data to key decision-makers. is committed to raising the bar by providing unmatched quality and excellent customer support.

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