NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / November 3, 2022 / Booster®, a leading tech-driven mobile energy delivery company, is honored to announce that it has been recognized as a "Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation" by the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association.
The annual WIT award honors companies that are focused on attracting and retaining women in the trucking industry, while also demonstrating a commitment to continually improving their work environments. This marks the second time Booster has been recognized for actively supporting gender diversity; the company was also honored in 2019.
"A company's strengths lie in its ability to encourage diversity - across genders, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures - to build a welcoming and inclusive workplace," said Booster CEO and founder Frank Mycroft. "We are honored by this award from Women in Trucking, but even more so, we are honored to be considered a place where women feel seen, heard and respected in what is a traditionally male-dominated field."
The award comes on the heels of last month's announcement that Booster was selected as a 2022 "Best Tech for Good" Finalist for leveraging technology to help their communities adapt, improve, and grow. Earlier this year, the company was named one of America's Best Startup Employers by Forbes in recognition of its commitment to maintaining a good reputation, investing in employee satisfaction, and pursuing steady growth.
WIT focused on several key criteria when selecting the companies for this year's list, including: a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities and career advancement opportunities. Booster 's selection was validated by an industry-wide vote involving more than 22,000 professionals in transportation.
The award reflects Booster's commitment to diversity; 16% of the company's CDL drivers (which the company calls "Service Professionals," or SPs) are women, double the industry average of 7.8%, according to Women in Trucking. The company is also committed to internal mobility; as of today, 47% of its SPs have been promoted into higher-level positions.
All of Booster's SPs are fuel-delivery licensed and certified. For aspiring drivers with CDLs interested in joining Booster's team, Booster offers paid training as part of its apprenticeship program, and reimburses drivers for the cost of obtaining their tanker and hazmat endorsements.
For unlicensed new hires, the company offers a paid, in-house training program called CDL Academy to help trainees gain the necessary certifications while training to work as an SP. The program is currently offered in six markets - Boston; Nashville; Orange County, California; Portland, Oregon; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Seattle.
All SPs are considered full-time employees, and are offered competitive benefits including 401(k), 100% company-paid medical, dental and vision, and other benefits that include parenthood/fertility support, Modern Health mental health support, and early equity opportunities in the company.
"The ‘Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation is a recognition program that acknowledges organizations who embrace gender diversity as part of their business strategy," said Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Redefining the Road, the official magazine of WIT. "Booster is among those who made the list in 2022, partially because we were impressed with the fact that 16% of Booster's drivers are women and that their drivers can grow into manager or engineer roles. Promoting from within is key to their growth and success."
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Booster is a tech-driven mobile energy delivery company on a mission to fuel the energy transition. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Booster delivers conventional and renewable fuels directly to fleet vehicles nationwide, lowering carbon emissions, reducing costs, and providing access to renewable fuels. At a time when the urgent desire to transition to a more sustainable energy future is far outpacing the development of infrastructure, Booster provides a critical solution for Amazon, Imperfect Foods, UPS, and hundreds of other customers - no filling stations, truck stops, or off-route trips required. For more information, visit boosterusa.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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