Trucks are for Girls Event Held in Northwest Arkansas
Recently, J.B. Hunt’s GROW hosted the inaugural Trucks are for Girls event in Fayetteville, Ark. The event was powered by the Women In Trucking Association through their Girl Scout Transportation Patch program. Thirty Girl Scouts from the Northwest Arkansas area participated in the event which helped educate them on supply chain logistics.
The girls had an interactive session with Tami Allensworth, SVP of Customer Experience at J.B. Hunt, where she spoke about supply chain and how it affects the Girl Scouts personally. From ingredients to delivery, the girls learned how their cookies move from point to point until they reach the happy customers. In addition, a tractor from J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal fleet was on site for the girls to check out. Each girl received a goody bag with their Women In Trucking Girl Scout patch, a Women In Trucking Clare doll and a supply chain activity book.
GROW is one of four employee resource groups at J.B. Hunt. The group is dedicated to empowering and engaging employees in the organization to support women’s professional and personal success, thereby adding value to J.B. Hunt and its partners. The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization focused on the transportation and logistics industry. Their mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Special thanks to J.B. Hunt driver Rico from the Kansas City Regional Fleet who drove the truck for the event and to the J.B. Hunt GROW members who made it possible:
- Carey Olson, Sr. Manager, Operations
- Erica Hansen, Manager, Network Planning
- Juli Dorrough, VP of Finance
- Krystal Miller, National Accounts Executive
- Lori Janes, Director, Operations
- Rachel Christensen, VP of Operations, Intermodal West Coast
- Sheila Majors, Director, Operations
- Stacie Suarez, J.B. Hunt Experience Manager
- Tami Allensworth, SVP of Customer Experience