The Women In Trucking association announces the continuation of a golden partnership with Great Dane

“My love and passion for WIT’s mission is shared by our Great Dane family and is reflected in our core values ​​of leadership and integrity.”

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) today announced the renewal of Great Dane’s Gold Level Partnership for 2022. This partnership is essential to advancing the non-profit organization’s mission to encourage employment women in transport and logistics, celebrate their success and minimize the barriers they face.

This is the eighth year in a row that Great Dane has supported WIT as a Gold Level Partner. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Laura Roan Hays, Regional Sales Manager at Great Dane, is Chairman of the Board.

“At Great Dane, we’re proud to support programs like WIT that enable trucking industry players to find new opportunities for growth,” said Roan Hays. “My love and passion for WIT’s mission is shared by our Great Dane family and is reflected in our core values ​​of leadership and integrity.”

“We are honored to partner with an influential industry leader like Great Dane and look forward to the continued expertise and leadership that Hays brings to our Board of Directors,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO of WIT. “Their commitment and passion for supporting the issue of gender diversity in the trucking industry is extremely valuable to our association.”

With a history dating back to 1900, Great Dane has established itself as a leader in transportation solutions – delivering innovative products and exceptional service that help move America forward. Great Dane not only designs durable, high quality trailers and truck bodies, but also fosters relationships with customers and industry partners that last for the long haul.

Founded in 2007, Women In Trucking Association is a resource for over 5,500 corporate and individual members located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and New Zealand. Recent accomplishments include the association’s participation in the White House and FMCSA roundtables; the launch of its Ambassador Driver Expo Caravan, which promotes truck driving as a career; a mentorship program with LeadHERalliance to support new female drivers; and more than 800 participants registered for the Accelerate 2021! Conference and exhibition.


About the Association of Women in Trucking, Inc.

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a non-profit association created to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their achievements, and minimize barriers faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, JB Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.

About Great Dane

Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high performance commercial hauling equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combination flatbed trailers. Great Dane has a long history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. With headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and additional offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has 11 manufacturing facilities strategically located across the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches and full-line independent dealerships provides a wide range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as after-sales service in North and South America. . Visit Great Dane online at

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