The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Meera Joshi, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be the closing keynote speaker at its upcoming in-person Accelerate! Conference & Expo on Nov. 7-9 in Dallas. Joshi will address critical safety and productivity issues and opportunities facing the trucking industry.
This will be WIT’s seventh annual in-person Accelerate! Conference & Expo. The conferences will feature more than 40 educational sessions on critical transportation and logistics issues through the lens of gender diversity. Topics will be relevant to professionals involved in leadership, human resources/talent management, operations, safety, sales, marketing, and driver recruiting and engagement.
Featured speakers are from leading companies such as Amazon, Penske, J.B. Hunt, Yellow, Volvo, Daimler, Prime, Garner Trucking, Tenstreet, TruNorth Warranty Plans, Convoy, TuSimple, Waymo and Gatik.
“We bring these conferences to the marketplace because of the importance of workforce diversity,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO, in a press release. “Diversity in experience, skills and perspective is proven to be critical to the success of any company in transportation, and gender diversity is a critical path to this goal. The Accelerate! Conference is one way for our industry to share new ideas and best practices that encourage the employment of women, recognize their accomplishments and success stories, and ultimately minimize obstacles faced by women in this industry.”
The in-person conference will feature a wide variety of products and services through an expo with more than 80 exhibiting and sponsoring companies.