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Ryder Leaders Recognized as “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” in 2021

Women In Trucking honors five Ryder employees for their significant career accomplishments and support of other women in the transportation industry

Ryder System, Inc. is a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation and fleet management solutions. This week, Ryder recognized five women as part of Women in Trucking Association’s 2021 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation”. The editorial staff of WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine recognizes women who have had notable career accomplishments in the past 12-18 months. The awards recognize their significant contributions to advancing gender equality within their own companies and throughout the industry.

The fourth annual list honors women who exemplify WIT’s mission. They encourage the employment of women in the transportation industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles in the workplace. This year’s list includes five Ryder employees as part of the list of more than 70 women, including:

  • Amy Carroll: Director – Sales; with Ryder since 1996
  • Marilyn Pape: Manager – Strategic Analytics; with Ryder since 2017
  • Lindsey Trent: Manager – Business & Customer Development; with Ryder since 2017
  • Jessica Weaver: Manager – Group Logistics; with Ryder since 2004
  • Stacey Weidner: Senior Director – Human Resources; with Ryder since 2009

“These five astounding women have been invaluable leaders across Ryder’s business in their commitment to advancing gender diversity within the transportation industry. This is an integral part of our core values,” says Delores Lail, Ryder’s senior vice president of sales for the east region. Lail is also a member of the WIT board of directors. “From building successful teams and mentoring female colleagues to driving innovation and fostering key customer relationships, Ryder celebrates this accomplished group of women and remains dedicated to fostering a culture that empowers our employees to succeed at all levels.”

Ryder’s Impact

Ryder is a proud leading company in the industry, made possible by the impact of these women. In 2019-2020, Ryder was a recipient of WIT’s “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.” This award honors companies for their commitment to employing women. As an active WIT Association participant, Ryder sponsors the scholarship program, which makes technical training and education more affordable for women.

“This accomplished group of women represents a wide range of skill sets and expertise. It highlights how women bring diverse thought, value, and results to businesses in the industry,” says Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “These impressive women have made a tremendous impact in their fields during this pandemic and are pushing the envelope for women in the industry. We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Those listed on the 2021 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” work for motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, equipment manufacturers, retailer truck dealers, professional services companies, technology innovators, and private fleets. Their roles vary in leadership, operations, safety, human resources, sales, marketing, or as drivers.

About Women in Trucking Association and the Women to Watch Program

Women in Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry. It promotes their accomplishments and minimizes obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission.

For the full list of the 2021 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation,” visit:

About Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. Ryder provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions. Ryder services include full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, and transportation services. In addition, Ryder offers some world’s most-recognized brands freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, . Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Ryder also manages nearly 235,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 300 warehouses encompassing approximately 64 million square feet.

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