Three finalists named for annual Women in Trucking award

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Finalists for Women in Trucking’s “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award established to promote the achievements of women employed in the trucking industry were announced Wednesday.

Elizabeth Fretheim, director of logistics sustainability for Wal-Mart; Liz Lasater, CEO of Red Arrow Logistics; and Shelley Simpson, chief marketing officer, executive vice president and president of integrated capacity solutions and truckload for J.B. Hunt were named finalists for the award. The winner will be announced by program sponsors TMW Systems and on Friday, April 8 during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2016 “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

The award highlights the roles of leading women in the dynamic and influential field of commercial transportation and logistics, which encompasses both logistics service providers as well as motor carriers.

Finalists were selected from a field of high-performing women representing warehousing, traffic and shipping, third-party logistics, supply chain management and related functional disciplines.

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