WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY?
I am the President of Garner Transportation Group, which was founded by my parents, Vern and Jean Garner, in 1960. I am also the current Chair of the Board of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
WHAT IS ONE INDUSTRY EFFORT THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
One of the issues important to me is supporting the industry’s efforts to combat human trafficking. I work closely with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to train every new employee at Garner Trucking with the TAT training resources to identify human trafficking. America’s truck drivers, our eyes and ears on the road, are uniquely positioned to identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking. Garner employees are empowered to recognize the signs of human trafficking during their first orientation session.
WHAT IS ONE GOAL YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF?
I aspire to be a role model for other women and to recruit more female drivers and executives. Garner Trucking has received numerous recognitions in recent years, including being awarded as a Top Trucking Company for women to work for in transportation and that is something we are proud of.