Plover, WI: Women In Trucking Association received an invitation to attend the White House to watch President Obama sign the Transportation Bill. Mark Rousseau, who serves as the association’s Vice Chairman, attended the event on Friday, July 6th. He was one of a select number of individuals who represented stakeholders involved in the implementation of HR 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).
Rousseau, Director of Transportation and Logistics for Frito-Lay-NA, watched the President sign the bill as US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood observed. FMCSA Administrator, Anne Ferro was also present, along with Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee along with other legislators.
“This was an amazing opportunity and I was honored to represent Women In Trucking Association at this historic event,” said Rousseau. “The Transportation Bill is something that affects all of us in the trucking community and the passage of this document will be significant for years to come.”
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 funded by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. Daimler Trucks NA, Frito-Lay NA, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead, and Walmart and Silver Level Partner C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. For more information visit www.WomenInTrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
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