Meijer Logistics Nominates First Woman to Board Chair of the NPTC

by Jake Tully - Published: 6/06/2018

Earlier this year, Carol Heinowski, Manager at Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer Logistics was named Board Chair of National Private Truck Council, a Virginia-based trade association that represents trucking fleets in the private corporate sector.

According to Meijer Logistics, Heinowski, a 10-year team member at the company is the first woman in the NPTC’s 79-year history to take the position of Board Chair.

"We could not be prouder of Carol's accomplishments with the NPTC and appreciate the impact of her tenure here at Meijer," said Director of Meijer Outbound Logistics, David Hoover. "Carol has driven our fleet to have the best safety performance in the industry year over year. As the new chair of the NPTC Board of Directors, we believe Carol's experience and guidance will help to improve the industry overall."

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Officials at Meijer have cited Heniowoski as a “role model” within the trucking industry as well as the company, with her contributions helping to propel the private fleet forwards in respect to business and organizational goals.

Heniowski reports that representing her company in the NPTC is a honorable distinction and that she hopes to be part of a new wave of women being involved in the trucking industry.

"Women represent a very small minority in the trucking industry. So I hope my appointment as Board Chair inspires other women to either enter or continue in this field," said Heinowski. "I've been in the industry for almost 30 years, and I'm beginning to see more women in leadership positions. While I'm the first woman to be chosen as Board Chair at NPTC, I hope it's the start of a new trend."

More information on Meijer Logistics may be found at the company’s site.