“It’s my purpose to improve the trucking industry for those who have dedicated their lives to serve in the noble profession.”
FOUNDER & CEO, BRENNY TRANSPORTATION, INC.
HOW DID YOUR CAREER IN TRUCKING BEGIN?
I am the Founder & CEO of Brenny Transportation, Inc., which is based in St. Joseph, Minnesota. I began my career in trucking in 1981 as a semi-truck driver hauling railroad ties. In 1986, I transitioned into sales and management at a large carrier. Ten years later, I founded my own logistics and trucking company, Brenny Transportation, in 1996.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR OWN COMPANY?
I have a definite passion for people, and I have made it my personal mission to support other women in my company and in the transportation workplace. I believe it is my purpose to improve the trucking industry for those who have dedicated their life to serve in the noble profession of trucking and transportation. Brenny Transportation is not only a Certified Women Business Enterprise but has also been named a Top Place for Women to Work by Women in Trucking (WIT).
WHAT ARE SOME ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU ARE PROUD OF?
Throughout my career, I am proud to have held numerous leadership positions. I currently serve on the Minnesota Trucking Association Board of Directors and the American Trucking Associations Safety Policy Committee, and I am the current President of The St. Christopher’s Trucker Relief & Development Fund. I was also the first woman trucker to chair the Minnesota Trucking Association. Another accomplishment I am proud of is that I was named the most influential woman in trucking by WIT in 2012.