V.P. of Intermodal Operations at J.B. Hunt Joins Women In Trucking Boardby Jake Tully - Published: 11/27/2017
Women In Trucking Association announced earlier today that Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations at J.B. Hunt Transport Services has joined the association’s board of directors.
According to Women in Trucking (WIT) , Christensen joins a board that provides guidance to the women in the trucking and logistics industry, with a membership audience of over 4,000 individuals.
Christensen reports that joining the board at Women In Trucking will give her the opportunity to help grow the trucking industry in a more diverse direction.
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“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.”
Women in Trucking report that Christensen is currently an advisor of J.B. Hunt’s employee resource group, Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW) as well as leading intermodal operations in the western region for J.B. Hunt, which is comprised of more than 1300 drivers.
J.B. Hunt is reportedly an active participator in Women In Trucking’s operations, having recently renewed its sponsorship with WIT in order to help welcome more women within the trucking industry.
Ellen Voie, President and CEO of WIT reports that the organization has a positive outlook in bringing Christensen to its board of directors.
“We are grateful to J.B. Hunt for sharing such talented individuals with Women In Trucking, and we’re thrilled to have Rachel on board,” said 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 minimize the obstacles they face.”