Tom Nightingale, vice president, communications and chief marketing officer for Con-way Inc., and Linda Caffee, an owner-operator leased to FedEx Custom Critical, were approved unanimously to the director positions.
Nightingale is responsible for the oversight of the global branding of Con-way and its business units. "Con-way supports Women In Trucking, and has for more than four years, because it makes the trucking industry more attractive and welcoming to women, who can make this industry even better," he said.
Caffee has been on the road for 11 years, the last six as a co-driver with her husband, Bob. "I am enthusiastic about the trucking industry and women in the trucking industry, and continue to strive to improve myself by staying involved, reading and talking with other drivers as well as company representatives." Caffee has served on the FedEx Custom Critical Contractor Council since 2006 and currently chairs the group. She has also served on the Women In Trucking driver advisory committee and is a charter member of the association.
"Both Tom and Linda have been active in promoting the mission of Women In Trucking since its inception," said Ellen Voie, President/CEO, "we are honored to have their expertise to bring even greater value to our members." Both will serve two-year terms to expire in 2013.
Women In Trucking was established in 2007 to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.