Leonard’s Express Director of Fleet Safety Named Top Woman to Watch in Transportation

FARMINGTON, NEW YORK – March 16, 2023 – Leonard’s Express – a leading transportation services provider offering refrigerated trucking, dry van, warehousing and freight brokerage services – has announced that Katie Griffin, its Director of Fleet Safety, was named a Top Woman to Watch in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT).


“As part of WIT’s mission to recognize the achievements of individuals, for the past six years our official magazine Redefining the Road has used this recognition program to acknowledge the accomplishments of impressive female professionals who work in our industry,” said WIT President and CEO Jennifer Hedrick. “Countless women in transportation are making significant strides in their careers while having a positive impact on their company’s success.”


Griffin has worked at Leonard’s Express for more than 20 years to create a culture of safety and inclusivity. She is a member of the company’s women in trucking committee and a winner of the Pat Johnson Award, an annual recognition program created by Leonard’s Express to honor extraordinary women who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, selflessness, and integrity. Under Griffin’s leadership, Leonard’s Express won the Trucking Association of New York’s 2021 Fleet Safety Award Grand Trophy. The company also improved its year-over-year safety rating, reducing its CSA scores by 18% and minor incidents by more than 40%.


“Katie is an outstanding role model and mentor for women at Leonard’s and across the industry,” said Leonard’s Express CEO Ken Johnson. “We are proud to have such a dedicated leader who goes the extra mile to support other women and improve diversity, equity and inclusion on our team.”


More WIT Accolades for Leonard’s Express


In addition to Griffin’s Top Women to Watch award, Leonard’s Express driver Ann McFarland was recognized in February as one of three finalists for WIT’s Driver of the Year award. The annual award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively enhancing the public image of the trucking industry. The Driver of the Year will be announced on March 31st by WIT at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.


Last year, Leonard’s Express was recognized by WIT as a Top Workplace for Women in Transportation. For an in-depth conversation about gender diversity in the transportation industry, please watch this episode of the Leading the Way at Leonard’s podcast with Ken Johnson and guest Ellen Voie from WIT.




About Leonard’s Express

Leonard’s Express is a family-owned, asset-based transportation provider based in Farmington, New York with offices located throughout the United States. We provide transportation solutions for a wide range of customers that encompass many industries. With our nationwide footprint we are prepared to tailor a solution to fit your specific supply chain needs. With our state-of-the-art technology and dedicated staff, Leonard’s Express is willing and able to provide dependable, diversified, and creative solutions that are responsive and cost-effective. 


For more information, please visit www.leonardsexpress.com.



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