Joyce Brenny receives 'Influential Woman in Trucking' award

By Land Line staff | 3/7/2012

Navistar Inc. and the Women In Trucking Association presented the second annual “Influential Woman in Trucking” award to Joyce Brenny, owner of Brenny Transportation Inc. and Brenny Specialized Inc., at a ceremony Tuesday, March 6, during the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

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Joyce Brenny

The “2012 Influential Woman in Trucking” award recognizes a woman in the trucking industry who makes or influences key decisions and who has demonstrated a record of responsibility and success in mentoring other women. With more than 35 years of industry experience, from beginning as a short-haul driver after high school to starting and managing her own 100-employee company, Brenny has worked in nearly every area of the business.

“We are thrilled to honor a woman who has been so influential in the trucking industry,” said Ellen Voie, president of the Women In Trucking Association.

Brenny, an OOIDA member, founded Brenny Transportation Inc. in 1996. The company, based in St. Cloud, MN, began with three employees and has since grown to a more than $15 million company with three additional divisions: Brenny Specialized Inc., Brenny Global and Brenny’s national agent division.

Brenny has assisted charities in her community, both through financial contributions and by volunteering her and her staff’s time and talents to participate in coat and food drives, as well as a “Trucks and Toys” drive for the “Toys for Tots” campaign. She is the current chairwoman of the Minnesota Trucking Association. Brenny also serves on the Women In Trucking Association Scholarship Foundation.

“This year’s Influential Woman in Trucking judges received more than 100 nominations, and Joyce was a unanimous choice for the top honor,” Voie said. “The other two finalists are also exceptional role models.”

The two runners-up were Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president, ESJ Carrier Corp., and Judy McReynolds, president and CEO, Arkansas Best Corporation.

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