Trimac Transportation, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was one of five bulk transportation-focused operations recently named to the Women in Trucking Association’s 2021 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.
The 100 companies selected by WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine were recognized during the Accelerate! Conference & Expo held Nov. 7-9 in Dallas, Texas.
The list also featured Dupré Logistics, Grammer Logistics, Highway Transport Logistics, and Odyssey Logistics & Technology.
Other companies with bulk divisions selected included PGT Trucking, Prime Inc., and Schneider.
“As women rise through the ranks in the transportation industry, we are excited to feature the companies that make the extra effort to attract and retain a more gender-diverse workforce,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “We applaud their efforts and this distinction is our way of giving them the recognition they deserve.”
The award was created in 2018, and Trimac has made the list all four years.
“As a company that is proud of its more than 75 years, this is an incredible distinction,” said Virginia Shanks, director of recruitment at Trimac.Trimac
“We’re proud of our history, safety values, and culture embracing diversity. Knowing that we won this award is a tribute to the cultural excellence, employee engagement, and leadership training we offer—as well as the many opportunities for women that are found here.”
The list is comprised of a diverse range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers.
Characteristics that distinguish companies on the list include corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities, and career advancement opportunities.
After the nomination period ended, applicants are carefully reviewed to ensure they qualify by meeting a minimum threshold of qualifications. Then, the final ballot of companies is voted on by individuals in the industry.
Earlier this year, WIT also selected the Top Women to Watch in Transportation for their significant career accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months, as well as their efforts to promote gender diversity.
The list included Amanda Morrison, senior vice president of Grammer Logistics, and Bonnie Diaz, Northeast Regional SHE&S manager at Linden Bulk Transportation, which is a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics.
“This accomplished group of women represent a wide range of skill sets and expertise, and highlight how women bring diverse thought, value and results to businesses in the industry,” Voie said. “These impressive women have made a tremendous impact in their fields during this pandemic and are pushing the envelope for women in the industry. We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”