For the third consecutive year, Artur Express has been named by the Women in Trucking Association a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.
According to Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT, Redefining the Road magazine created the award in 2018 to support an element of WIT’s mission: to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry.
“As women rise through the ranks in the transportation industry, we are excited to feature the companies that make the extra effort to attract and retain a more gender-diverse workforce,” said Voie. “We applaud their efforts and this distinction is our way of giving them the recognition they deserve.”
In order to win the coveted Top Companies for Women to Work For award, companies must first be nominated by their employees. Companies are judged on a number of criteria including: gender diversity, compensation, benefits, flexible hours, and others.
“First, nominations of the companies are received and carefully reviewed to ensure they qualify by meeting a minimum threshold of qualifications. Then the final ballot of companies is voted on by individuals in the industry. This is the fourth year of this prestigious recognition program and it garnered more than 14,000 votes to identify the final companies named to the list,” said Brian Everett of Women In Trucking publication Redefining the Road.
“This is an award that is near and dear to my heart. We’re proud of the diversity we have at Artur Express,” Artur Express Vice President Kristi Randall said. “For drivers, industry average is 7%. At Artur Express, 13% of our drivers are female. Additionally, 5 of the top leaders in our company are women.”
“We’re proud of the diversity in our company. 37 languages and more than 100 nationalities are represented at Artur Express,” Randall concluded.
Randall was selected to be a presenter at this year’s Women in Trucking Accelerate Conference November 7-9 in Dallas, Texas.