FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson will present the opening keynote at WIT’s eight annual conference.  -  Photo: WIT

FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson will present the opening keynote at WIT’s eight annual conference.

Photo: WIT

Newly confirmed administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Robin Hutcheson will be the opening keynote at the Women In Trucking’s eight annual Accelerate Conference & Expo.

“We are thrilled to have Administrator Hutcheson share her perspectives on safety in the trucking industry, supply chain challenges, and the truck driver shortage,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO, in a press release. “WIT has worked closely with the FMCSA in recent years, and recently hosted Hutcheson on a truck ride-along to help her better understand driver issues.”

The conference will take place Nov. 13 through 16 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. WIT expects more than 1,300 attendees this year. A virtual version of the event will take place Dec. 6-7.

The in-person and virtual conference will feature more than 60 educational sessions on transportation and logistics issues through the lens of gender diversity. Topics will be relevant to professionals involved in leadership, human resources/talent management, operations and safety, sales and marketing, and driver recruiting and engagement.

More than 100 speakers and facilitators will be featured from companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Yellow, Navistar, Kenworth Trucks, Peterbilt, Great Dane, Bridgestone, XPO Logistics, J.B. Hunt Transport, Penske Transportation Solutions, DAT Freight & Analytics, Truckstop.com, UPS, Coyote Logistics, Waymo and Plus.

The event also will feature an expo with more than 150 companies representing more than 1,000 products and services.

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