(Chattanooga, TN; October 24th, 2023) – Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. has been honored with the 2023 ATA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Change Leader Award. In an industry as dynamic and essential as trucking, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, the American Trucking Association (ATA) celebrated eight remarkable companies with the 2023 ATA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Change Leader Award at this year’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE). Among the esteemed recipients, Covenant Logistics stood out for its unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of acceptance and belonging for its team members and setting the new standard for the future of trucking.
Sarah Rajtik, the ATA's Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Operations, and Industry Affairs, expressed her admiration for the honorees, saying, "Diversity is a major part of the industry's current and historical success, and the ATA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Change Leader Award recognizes ATA members who have committed to creating a culture of acceptance and belonging for their employees. I want to congratulate these companies for their efforts to foster welcoming workplace environments regardless of their companies' size or experience."
"At Covenant, we continue to make significant efforts for all our team members to feel valued and a place where we all feel like we belong," said Joey Ballard, Executive Vice President of People and Safety. "Our core values of empathy, servanthood, and virtue drive us to continue providing benefits to better our team and overall team member experience at Covenant. It was a humbling experience to accept the "Change Award"on Covenant's behalf. However, this award honors all our team members throughout the Covenant enterprise who go above and beyond to ensure everyone feels valued and that they belong."
To learn more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives, check out our latest Belonging at Covenant document here.
Covenant Logistics Group,Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of transportation and logistics services to customers throughout the United States. Primary services include asset-based expedited and dedicated truckload capacity, asset-light warehousing, transportation management, and freight brokerage capabilities. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing is an affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. Covenant's Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CVLG."
About The American Trucking Association
American Trucking Associations is the largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry. ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. They are a 90-year-old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states. They represent every sector of the industry, from LTL to truckload, agriculture and livestock to auto haulers, and from large motor carriers to small mom-and-pop operations.
ATA leverages the strength and size of their membership in order to develop, advocate, and advance innovative research-based policies that promote highway safety, security,environmental sustainability and profitability. As the recognized leader in truck transportation advocacy, they diligently educate and guide policymakers at all levels of government about the essential role that trucking plays in the economy.