Women In Trucking Association Honors Megan Junker as July 2024 Member of the Month

Megan Junker, product director for electric vehicles at PACCAR Parts - Women in Trucking's July member of the month

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently named Megan Junker as its Member of the Month for July 2024. Junker is the product director for electric vehicles at PACCAR Parts, a subsidiary of PACCAR.

An Industry Immersion

According to a recent press release, Junker has deeply engaged with the industry, from trucking fleets to product marketing.

“Her journey in the trucking industry is a testament to its possibilities and growth,” the release stated. “She has poured her heart and soul into her career in outside sales, fleet and dealer support, and product marketing, demonstrating a genuinely inspiring passion. Her enthusiasm for learning anything she could about the industry led her to dedicate herself to participating in the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and the TMC Leaders of Tomorrow Program. She feels the field is infectious because of the products she represents and their crucial economics.”

Making an Impact

WIT noted that Junker is particularly passionate about making a difference within the trucking industry and inspiring other women who either aspire to join or are already part of it. Junker believes that women in the trucking field provide a strong support system for each other.

“Perhaps because we are not always the majority in the room, we understand what it is like not to be the majority. Therefore, we really support each other by bringing each other into the middle. We have the empathy to support each other,” Junker said. “What has made this industry so successful is its ability to adapt and evolve. Electrification is a new opportunity to continue that evolution.”

Words of Wisdom

Junker offers simple yet empowering advice to women looking to enter the trucking industry—stay authentic, believe in your capabilities, and don’t allow anything to diminish your passion. This focus on support and mentorship aims to reassure and encourage others.

“The Women In Trucking organization is not just a supportive network, but a lifeline of professionals who are rooting for each other’s success,” she said. “It truly highlighted how impactful having a female mentor benefited me. Her being there for me has inspired me to be there for other women.”

About Megan Junker

Junker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from Ohio University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and engaging in outdoor activities such as gardening, backpacking, skiing, and snowboarding.


Source: The Trucker

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