Women in the trucking industry are becoming more visible and more welcome as leaders. For the third consecutive year, the Women In Trucking association, with the support of Navistar Inc., will highlight the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry with the Influential Woman In Trucking award.

WIT received more than 100 nominations for the 2013 award. A panel of industry judges narrowed down the field to four finalists, one of whom will be named the 2013 Influential Woman In Trucking at the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention in Las Vegas on March 5.  The finalists are:

  • Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president, ESJ Carrier Corporation
  • Lana Batts, co-president, Driver iQ
  • Rebecca Brewster, Ppresident and COO, American Transportation Research Institute
  • Judy McReynolds, president and CEO, Arkansas Best Corporation

TCA President Chris Burruss will host a panel discussion prior to the announcement of the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking. The panelists will talk about their challenges and accomplishments as professional women and leaders in the transportation industry. 

Panelists include:

  • Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president, ESJ Carrier Corporation     
  • Joyce Brenny, owner, Brenny Transportation Inc. and Brenny Specialized Inc.
  • Deborah Hersman, chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Ann Wilson, senior director, Regional Transportation – Walmart Private Fleet