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Empowering Journeys: Celebrating Black History Month in the Trucking Industry

Post Date - Feb 6, 2024

The month of February is here, Ascend is proud to join the nation in honoring and celebrating Black History Month. This month is a profound reminder of the extraordinary contributions and impactful journeys of African Americans throughout history. In the trucking industry, these stories are not only significant but continue to shape the landscape we navigate today. Join us on a reflective journey as we acknowledge the remarkable impact of African Americans in the trucking industry and celebrate their enduring legacy.

Trailblazing Pioneers

Black History Month provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the trailblazing pioneers who have left an indelible mark on the trucking industry. From entrepreneurs and drivers to leaders in logistics and advocacy, African Americans have played pivotal roles in steering the course of the industry. Their resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment have paved the way for a more diverse and inclusive trucking community.

Driving Progress and Equality

The trucking industry has evolved over the years, and African Americans professionals have been instrumental in driving progress and advocating for equality. Ascend is committed to fostering an environment where diversity is not only recognized but celebrated and ensuring that every member of our team has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Inspiring the Next Generation

One of the most impactful aspects of Black History Month is its role in inspiring the next generation. The stories of resilience, determination, and achievement within the trucking industry serve as beacons of inspiration for aspiring individuals from all backgrounds. We take pride in contributing to this legacy by nurturing a workplace culture that encourages diversity, fostering an environment where everyone can ascend to new heights.

Community Awareness and Engagement

Beyond the trucking industry, Black History Month is an opportunity for us to engage with the community by participating in events, discussions, and educational initiatives, we aim to contribute to the broader dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry and society at large.

As we celebrate Black History Month, Ascend reaffirms its commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse trucking community. We honor the trailblazers like Robert L. Crawford the first African American trucker to own his own trucking company, Pierre Laguerre founder of Fleeting, Kierra Henderson founder of The Trucking Guru and Fredrick McKinley Jones who invented the first automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks and railroad cars. These are just a few examples of the African American trailblazers who have shaped our industry and continue to inspire us with their stories.