Angela was invited back to speak on the Domestic Transportation and Dedicated Contract Carriage Panel.
This year’s panel discussed the tightening of carrier capacity, competition from digital freight brokers, and digitization. It moved to predictions about the effects of the international trade war, e-commerce and the full ELD mandate.
Domestic Transportation Management and Dedicated
• Evan P. Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
• Dennis Anderson, Chief Customer Experience Officer, ArcBest
• Volker Bargenda, President, DHL Freight North America / Standard Forwarding
• Angela Eliacostas, President & Founder, AGT Global Logistics
• Brad Young, Senior VP, Innovation & Network Services, Mode Transportation
For the past 11 months, Angela Eliacostas served as the Women In Trucking Association’s – Influential Woman of the Year. She attended conferences on behalf of the organization. She joined Ellen Voie, President of the Women In Trucking Association at the largely attended hiring conference – Indeed Interactive in May where they discussed hiring for trucking and logistics.
The WIT speaking engagements concluding last week at the 2019 Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate! Conference. Here, Angela shared her story with the more than 1100 conference-goers. She lead roundtable discussions on leadership, and facilitated the Influential Woman of the Year Award presentation – passing over the title of Influential Woman of the Year to Ruth Lopez of Ryder System Inc.
Throughout the year, Angela reached out to WIT Members of the Month and also through the monthly “Ask Angela” in WIT E-News. Here Angela addressed topics such as “How do I get Started in Trucking?” to “How Important is Experience When Searching for Jobs in Trucking and Logistics?” and “Combatting Negative Stereotypes” to “How to Manage a Family/Work Life Balance.”
As Angela reflected on her experience she notes, “This opportunity allowed me to meet many amazing people. I was able to travel and speak at conferences – helping promote diversity in the industry. I met people who have dedicated their lives to trucking and those just thinking about starting a career. It’s an exciting time to join a fleet, purchase your first rig or venture off – starting a trucking or 3PL company of your own. The opportunities are out there and associations like WIT are here to answer questions and provide support and connections.
It will be bittersweet handing over the title of Influential Woman of the Year in October at the Accelerate! conference in Dallas. It will be great to pass the torch to another very-deserved woman. But, I will miss the continuous interactions I’ve had with Ellen and the entire staff. I, along with my company AGT Global Logistics, will remain a member, supporter, and sponsor of WIT. I look forward to promoting the Association’s mission and messages well into the future.
Thank you to all Women In Trucking – you keep the world turning.” ~ Angela