The Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking nominations for the 2021 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
Over a decade ago, the award was created to honor women in the transportation industry who make or influence key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership setting, have a proven record of responsibility, and mentor and serve as a role model to other women in the industry.
“Each year, the list of nominees for the Influential Woman in Trucking Award becomes even more impressive. Women are certainly making their mark in our industry and this recognition is our way of telling their stories to inspire others,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT, in a press release.
Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 1. Click here to be directed to the nomination form.
The winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo on Nov. 7-9 in Dallas. Each finalist will be asked to serve as a panelist for the “How Remarkable Women Unleash their Leadership Potential” panel discussion.
Last year, in a tie, Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics, and Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana/Hino of Baton Rouge and Monroe, received the recognition in honor of their outstanding commitment and service to the industry.
“Trucking was hidden in plain sight in America until it was deemed ‘essential.’ To be honored with this award at a time when our industry was finally acknowledged was so gratifying,” said Teuton. “Being able to share the stage with my co-winner Kristy Knichel and my industry too was the moment of a lifetime.”
“Being named the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking, alongside Jodie Teuton, has been the highlight of my twenty plus years in transportation,” said Knichel. “When I began my career in the late 1990’s, I was often the only woman in the room at industry events. Because of perseverance, hard work, and organizations like the Women In Trucking Association advocating for the advancement of women, it is quite the opposite now! I love nothing more than to see all of these talented women making their marks on the industry as well and will jump at the chance to help them along the way whenever possible.”