Joyce Sauer Brenny
Founder & CEO, Brenny Transportation, Inc.
Joyce Sauer Brenny is the Founder & CEO of Brenny Transportation, Inc., which is based in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Joyce began her career in trucking in 1981 as a semi-truck driver hauling railroad ties. In 1986, she transitioned into sales and management at a large carrier. Ten years later, Joyce founded her own logistics and trucking company, Brenny Transportation, in 1996.
Brenny Transportation, a Certified Women Business Enterprise, has been named a Top Place for Women to Work by Women in Trucking (WIT). Joyce, who has a “definite passion for people,” has made it her personal mission to support other women at her company and in the transportation workplace. Joyce said she believes it is “her purpose to improve the trucking industry for those who have dedicated their life to serve in the noble profession of trucking and transportation.”
Throughout her career, Joyce has held numerous leadership positions. She currently serves on the Minnesota Trucking Association Board of Directors and the American Trucking Associations Safety Policy Committee, and she is the current President of The St. Christopher’s Trucker Relief & Development Fund. Joyce was the first woman trucker to chair the Minnesota Trucking Association.
Joyce has also received recognition for her work in trucking. In 2012, she was named the most influential woman in trucking by WIT.