The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) just named a new company dedicated to the support of women in the trucking industry. Peterbilt has been given the distinction as one of 2022’s Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation, as reported by Fleet Owner.
WIT was created to focus on recruiting and retaining more women in the trucking industry. Their value to the industry as a whole has been proved to be paramount to companies achieving new levels of success. WIT is an organization committed to elevating the accomplishments of women in the industry and lessening the impact of the challenges put in their way.
Peterbilt recognized the need to spotlight and encourage women in the field. In 2016, they joined WIT to further their mission of being a work environment where women could feel support and safety. The company then took their efforts at increasing the diversity in their employees by creating a Diversity Council, also in 2016.
The council is dedicated to actively creating an inclusive environment where productivity, creativity, and mutual respect are prioritized. With these qualities at the core, everyone can thrive at Peterbilt.
The company’s Women Initiative Network (PBWIN) exists inside of their Diversity Council. The PBWIN has 100 members who continually work to empower women who have joined Peterbilt’s team. The network offers support, education, personal growth, networking opportunities, and avenues for development to women in the industry — all with the goal of elevating their chance at success.
With their dedication to helping women succeed in the trucking industry, it is no surprise that this is Peterbilt’s 5th time receiving the recognition as one of WIT’s Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.
Jason Skoog, Peterbilt’s general manager and Paccar vice president, spoke of his pride for the company.
“I’m very proud that Peterbilt has been recognized as a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation,” he said.” Our efforts to cultivate a diverse workforce and champion the development of women leaders within the organization remains a critical part of our success each year.”