For Immediate Release
Safety Advocate Recognized for Promoting Gender Diversity
Broadview, IL March 27, 2020—Energetic leader, education enthusiast and longtime OTR safety expert Laura Manning is officially a Top Woman to Watch in Transportation.
Recognized for her “significant career accomplishments” and “efforts to promote gender diversity,” Women in Trucking Association leaders this month named Manning to the organization’s 2020 Top Women to Watch in Transportation.
Manning, who is National Van Lines Director of Fleet Services & Safety, also is featured in the current edition of WIT’s magazine, Redefining The Road.
“Laura represents the prototype person every company is proud to have as a key employee,” NVL VP of Operations Mike Yost said. “Involved in the safety sphere all her working life, she demonstrates tremendous energy and love for her job. I’ve rarely seen a person who truly loves learning as much as Laura.”
Under Manning’s leadership, National Van Lines’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores are lower now than at any other time in the company’s history.
Manning also is Chair of the American Moving & Storage Association’s Safety Management Committee, a role she assumed earlier this month. In 2019, she graduated from AMSA’s Leaders Program. Previous grads have moved on to run successful companies.
Starting with National Van Lines in January 2011 as Fleet Services CSA Auditor, Manning was promoted to Manager of Fleet Services before assuming her current title in 2014. During the 1990s, she worked for one of National Van Lines’ hundreds of interstate-moving agents.
“No doubt Laura will continue being a great leader in the relocation industry as she marches on with the friendly, hard-working and positive attitude she exudes,” Yost said. “Her potential to advance is endless.”
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