US-based organisation, Women In Trucking Association (WIT), has welcomed a new member to its board of directors.
The non-profit organisation is comprised of about 4,000 members and is focused on engaging and supporting women in the transportation and logistics industry. WIT has named Vice President of Intermodal Operations at JB Hunt Transport Services, Rachel Christensen, as its newest board member.
“I am very excited to be a part of Women In Trucking and enthusiastically support their efforts,” said Christensen. “I look forward to promoting the opportunities of a career in this field and educating others about the value add of female talent, both behind the wheel and in management, which is essential for the growth of the transportation industry.”
At JB Hunt, Christensen is reportedly responsible for leading all intermodal operations in the west region, which is made up of more than 1,300 drivers and 120 managers. She also serves as an advisor to JB Hunt’s employee resource group, Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW).
“We are grateful to JB Hunt for sharing such talented individuals with Women In Trucking, and we’re thrilled to have Rachel on board,” said WIT President and CEO, Ellen Voie. “Her insights, experience and connections will be invaluable as we keep advancing toward our mission. Together, we’ll continue to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimise the obstacles they face.”