Women In Trucking Welcomes C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. as New Silver Level Partner

Plover, WI (May 24, 2012) —  C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. has recently joined the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association as its first Silver Level partner. This level of support extends beyond membership and shows a higher commitment to the organization’s mission.

“As a leading third party logistics company, C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. recognizes and supports the rising demographic of women in the transportation industry through our involvement in the Women In Trucking Association,” said Mary Clark Brown, general manager at C.H. Robinson. “Women In Trucking provides a clear mission, strong foundation and evolving outlook and we are honored to be connected to this pioneering organization.” 

Women In Trucking Association has experienced considerable growth in its five-year existence and represents nearly 2,000 members in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. Events include the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” the Influential Woman in Trucking award sponsored by Navistar and numerous networking and social events.

“C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is the first logistics provider to step up at this level of support and we are looking forward to using their expertise and influence to help us bring a new level of service to our members,” said WIT President/CEO Ellen Voie.

C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world’s largest third party logistics (3PL) providers, with 2011 gross revenues of $10.3 billion. They provide freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, produce sourcing, and information services to over 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East.

Women In Trucking 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.  Membership is not limited to women, as sixteen percent of its members are men who support the mission.  Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. Daimler Truck NA, Frito-Lay North America, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead and Walmart.   For more information visit http://www.womenintrucking.org/ or call 888-464-9482.

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,300 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.