The 2018 Truckers Opportunity Expo was a great success! With hundreds of attendees from all over the United States, the National Minority Trucking Associations Truckers Opportunity Expo Sponsored by Atalon Logistics was the largest yet. The Truckers Opportunity Expo’s mission is to create a forum that connects minority-owned businesses and logistics professionals to the government and corporate contracts, educational workshops, and leaders in this industry. This first of its kind annual event has been pivotal in altering the exposure, awareness, and advocacy of minorities in this industry.
The event kicked off Friday May 10th at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia with the Top Women In Logistic’s conference. this one day gathering brings together the top leaders in the industry to have an engaging dialogue with attendees. The panel of logistics professionals headlined by Veronica Hawkins of NFI Industries led an interactive workshop that highlighted the successes and struggles of women in the industry.Women from all walks of life had the opportunity to share their stories, express their experiences, and pick the brains of these leaders to learn how they overcame such adversity. The event concluded with a panel discussion and Q&A session with 6 leaders from the logistics industry to answer the questions of attendees. Conversations ranged from how to get ahead in business to overcoming gender bias in the workplace.