The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Julianne Mills as its June 2020 Member of the Month. She is the director of safety at NFI Transportation. At the young age of 24, Mills started at NFI as a safety analyst. Even though she did not have a background in trucking, her Master’s Degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson played a major role in her career development. Being a safety analyst at NFI consisted of learning driver qualifications and safety compliance. In 2013, Mills led a pilot program at NFI that focused on how to quickly and compliantly hire safe drivers. The program resulted in a decrease of average days to hire from 22 to 8, which was instrumental considering the ongoing driver shortages. The pilot program consisted of restructuring the recruiting team in different locations. This created accelerated application processing times and the ability to better work with the applicants on the opportunities at NFI. The safety department would then be in charge of running compliance reports to ensure the safety of a driver. After the success of this pilot program, Mills was promoted to an onboarding manager. Today, Mills is the director of safety at NFI. She has been with the company for nine years. It is her mission to continue learning the FMCSA regulations and implement them every day to ensure safety. “I am excited to be a part of an organization like Women In Trucking to show the value we bring to this industry and share the achievements along the way,” she said. Women In Trucking is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17% of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners like Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Penske Transportation Solutions, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Ryder System, Walmart and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. For more information about the organization, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.