Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA) to Support Women in the Trucking Industry with New Lena Daly Scholarship

Plover, WI – April 3, 2020 – The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliated with the Women In Trucking Association, is pleased to announce the creation of the RITA WIT Foundation Lena Daly Scholarship, recognizing emerging leaders in the trucking industry in the state of Rhode Island.

“It was 60 years ago that Lena Daly led RITA and served as the first Trucking Association Manager in the ATA Federation. In partnering with Women in Trucking and the Women in Trucking Foundation, we honor Lena’s legacy by furthering the careers of women in trucking with these perpetual scholarships,” said Chris Maxwell, RITA President and CEO.

“This new affiliation with RITA to establish the Lena Daly scholarship is an important step in our mission to expand educational support for women in transportation by partnering with state trucking associations and other non-profit organizations,” said WIT Foundation Past-Chair Debora Babin Katz of TrucBrush Corporation. “Lena Daly was an exceptional female leader in our industry, and we are honored to offer this scholarship twice a year to assist a female student associated with the state of Rhode Island in furthering her career in transportation,” she added.

For more information on the RITA WIT Foundation Lena Daly Scholarship or to apply, visit: https://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org/scholarship-info

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About Women In Trucking Foundation
The Women In Trucking Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the nonprofit 501c6 tradeorganization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for educational scholarshipsand encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. For more information or to donate, visit www.womenintruckingfoundation.org or call 888-464-9482. The Women in Trucking Foundation is also registered with Amazon.com® Smile. Follow WIT Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. 

About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association 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 17% of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners:  Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Rhode Island Trucking Association, Inc.
The Rhode Island Trucking Association, Inc. (RITA) is a chartered, nonprofit organization whose membership is made up of truck owners, fleet owners, private and for hire motor carriers, and allied industries including manufacturers, dealers, service stations and suppliers. Since 1931, RITA has represented and promoted all motor carrier interests on the state level. RITA, the only statewide trucking association, has been a member of the American Trucking Association since 1944.