RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, announced that it has become a corporate member of Women in Trucking, Inc. This non-profit association was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is supported by its members and by corporate partners such as Frito-Lay North America and Walmart.
“Becoming involved with this association gives RWI the opportunity to support the ever-growing population of women in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries,” said Richard Bauer, executive vice president and general manager of RWI Transportation. “We are firmly committed to providing career opportunities for women in the trucking industry.”
But RWI and other companies in transportation and logistics recognize that in industries where fresh talent is at a premium, it’s important to reach out to as many demographics as possible. Corporate diversity policies are being written to recognize that continued success in meeting the needs of its customers, both internal and external, requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals regardless of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disabilities, age, or sexual orientation.
“By fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and support, we can begin to value and appreciate the strengths afforded by the differences, styles, ideas, and organizational contributions of each person,” said Chad St. John, RWI’s human resources director.