J.B. Hunt executive joins Women in Trucking board

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Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, has been named to the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association Board of Directors. The board provides guidance for the nonprofit’s 4,000 members focusing on engaging and supporting women in the transportation and logistics industry.

“I am very excited to be a part of Women in Trucking and enthusiastically support their efforts,” Christensen said. “I look forward to promoting the opportunities of a career in this field and educating others about the value add of female talent, both behind the wheel and in management, which is essential for the growth of the transportation industry.”

At Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt, Christensen leads intermodal operations in the West region, accounting for more than 1,300 drivers and 120 managers. She’s an adviser for the carrier’s employee resource group, Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW).

J.B. Hunt recently renewed its gold level sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year with WIT “to help the organization raise awareness of the need for more women in the transportation industry,” according to a news release. J.B. Hunt driver Jodi Edwards is a member of the WIT Image Team.

“We are grateful to J.B. Hunt for sharing such talented individuals with Women In Trucking, and we’re thrilled to have Rachel on board,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Her insights, experience and connections will be invaluable as we keep advancing toward our mission. Together, we’ll continue to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize the obstacles they face.”