Lafayette, Louisiana. Dupré Logistics has been named a finalist for the 2019 “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation” award from Women In Trucking (WIT) Association. WIT recognized Dupré for this honor Oct. 1 at the Top Company Reception at the Accelerate! Conference in Dallas.
“We are proud of the women who work at Dupré Logistics. They are an integral part of our workforce, our vision and our future,” said Mike Weindel, president of Dupré Logistics. “We join ‘Women in Trucking’ in encouraging the employment of women in the industry, promoting their accomplishments and minimizing the obstacles they face working in the world of trucking. We are honored to be included among the finalists for ‘Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.”
WIT recognized Dupré Logistics for having characteristics that make it deserving of this prestigious award, including corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities and career advancement opportunities.
“The recognition from Women In Trucking is important as it highlights the advancement of women in the field of transportation and promotes a spirit of community, inclusiveness and mutual support across all organizational initiatives,” said Liz Giddings, Regional Operations Director of Strategic Capacity Services for Dupré Logistics in Jacksonville, Fla.
“Dupré Logistics provides great working conditions for women,” Giddings said. “I have personally benefited from Dupré’s policies, as a mother of ten-month-old twins. Through all levels of the organization from the top down, I have had nothing but support and respect.”
Dupré Logistics is one of 82 transportation companies to make the final cut for the Women In Trucking award. More than 150 nominations were submitted to the Redefining the Road editorial staff, with more than 10,000 votes cast to identify top companies named to the list. The companies include motor carriers, third-party logistics companies and original equipment manufacturers.
Visit www.womenintrucking.org for the complete list of this year’s finalists.
INCLUDED IN PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT:
Amy Armstrong- Director of Business Development Dedicated Group, Dupré Logistics
Michelle Roger – Director of Administration Strategic Capacity Services, Dupré Logistics
Ellen Voie – President and CEO, Women in Trucking Association
Lizbeth Giddings – Regional Operations Director Strategic Capacity Services, Dupré Logistics
Erin Sonnier – Marketing Communications Specialist, Dupré Logistics
Melissa Lindsey – Strategic Capacity Services Branch Manager Fayetteville, AR, Dupré Logistics
Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. We specialize in tanker, hazmat, and petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association 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. 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.