PLOVER, Wis. — The Women in Trucking Association (WIA) has selected the four nominees for the Daimler Truck North America-sponsored 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
This is the 12th year for the award, which was established in 2010 to celebrate female leaders and to promote and advance women in the trucking business.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of female role models and trailblazers in the transportation business.
The contenders for the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award are as follows:
Trina Norman is the transportation operations manager for UPS.
Jill Quinn, president of Centerline Drivers.
Mari Roberts is Frito-vice Lay’s president of transportation.
Lindsey Trent, president and co-founder of the Next Generation in Trucking Association.
According to a news release, Trina Norman has been with UPS for 32 years and “has shown to be a well-rounded leader and a global citizen.” “Her objective is to recruit, empower, coach, and inspire women to join UPS’s premier female drivers.”
According to the press announcement, Jill Quinn “drives company development and performance excellence.” “With over 25 years of leadership experience, Quinn uses her knowledge and ability to guarantee customers obtain competent drivers or experienced craftsmen to keep their company going ahead.”
Mari Roberts supervises a team of roughly 3,000 personnel in the field and headquarters organization who are responsible for the safety, cost, and service performance of the 28 Traffic Centers in the United States, as well as 3rd Party Carrier Operations.
Lindsey Trent is the co-founder and president of the Next Generation in Trucking Association, a non-profit trade association that promotes trucking as a positive career field, develops trucking programs while encouraging training and employment of young people in the trucking industry, and connects them to training and employment opportunities.
“We are impressed by the exceptional level of this year’s prize contenders.” “All four exhibit excellent leadership and are making substantial and beneficial contributions to their networks, workplaces, communities, and the transportation industry as a whole,” WIT president and CEO Ellen Voie said. “We appreciate their zeal and dedication to changing the landscape in which women serve.”
All four finalists will take part in a panel discussion at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo, which will be placed in Dallas from November 13-16. On Nov. 15, at 9:15 a.m., the winner will be revealed following the panel discussion.