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Women In Trucking’s Ellen Voie Earns LTL Certification Distinction

Transportation powerhouse Voie advances her expertise in the complex LTL industry with SMC³ LTL Online Education Certification in Less-than-truckload (CLTL)

ATLANTA January 18, 2023 – SMC³ and Women In Trucking announce that the nonprofit’s president and CEO, Ellen Voie, has earned her certification in LTL (CLTL), as part of SMC³’s Online Education program. This unique online learning program and opportunity to earn certification provide the skills and competencies demanded to thrive in the 21st century LTL industry.

“Despite already having a strong background in trucking and logistics, this program provided even greater insight into shipping and packaging best practices for the LTL industry,” said Voie. “I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to further their career in the industry.”

Voie is an internationally recognized speaker and authority on gender diversity and inclusion for women working in non-traditional careers in transportation. She founded the Women In Trucking Association 16 years ago to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles to success, and celebrate the successes of its members. Having experienced the value of SMC³’s LTL online education and certification program firsthand, Voie is offering her association members a discount if they want to pursue a similar path with SMC³.

“The LTL mode of transportation is incredibly complex and growth in recent years has created thousands of new opportunities within the industry,” said Brian Thompson, chief commercial officer at SMC³. “Our LTL online education program is helping to train the next generation of LTL leaders and we’re thrilled that Ellen Voie has added LTL to her vast skillset through our program–and is encouraging other women in transportation to do the same.”

SMC³’s LTL online education program is geared toward shippers, 3PLs, carriers, freight forwarders, and future supply chain leaders looking to master their LTL knowledge and take their careers to the next level. The on-demand learning platform covers a wide swath of LTL concepts: Fundamentals of LTL, LTL operations, freight pricing, U.S. LTL transportation laws and regulations, and LTL business analytics.

Courses are led by seasoned logistics and supply chain management professionals as well as leading university-level instructors. Students can learn at their own pace through the online program and choose whether to become certified in LTL by SMC³ for added professional distinction. To learn more, visit

About SMC³

With its range of transportation technology solutions that integrate seamlessly into current business systems, SMC³ supports customers as they grow, whether they’re dealing with 10 or 10,000 freight movements per day. Shippers and 3PLs use SMC³’s peerless solutions to optimize their freight spend, achieve unrivaled shipment visibility and streamline their transportation planning, saving time and money on their supply chain requirements throughout North America. To learn more about SMC³’s industry education program, visit

About Women In Truck Association, Inc.

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. 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 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, DAT Solutions, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.

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