MARIETTA, PA, ATA member Transport For Christ, International (TFC), a Christian ministry dedicated to the wellness of truck drivers, announced it has welcomed two new members to its International Board of Directors. Elected to the Board recently were Jim Germak and Ellen Voie.
Jim Germak is president and general manager of Jagtrux, a trucking company based in Marietta, Pa. Germak is a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association Board of Directors, and is active in several industry associations, including the Lancaster Chapter of PMTA and the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board. He is also a member of The Transportation and Logistics Advisory Committee of the South Central Workforce Investment Board, is President of the Keystone Transportation Alliance, Board Member of The Charter Partners Insurance Company, and is on the Advisory Committee of The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center.
Also welcomed to the Board was Ellen Voie, Chairwoman of Women in Trucking, an advocacy group for women in the trucking industry. Prior to her position with Women in Trucking, Ms. Voie was Manager of Recruiting and Retention Programs at a large truckload carrier. Her role included identifying issues that caused driver turnover and then promoting corporate initiatives to retain and engage drivers. From March of 2000 through January 2006, she served as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International, Inc., a pen pal program between professional drivers and elementary students. Ms. Voie is also the chairwoman of the advisory committee to ATA's GetTrucking.com initiative. In 2006, she became chairwoman of the ATA Safety and Loss Prevention Council's Recruiting and Retention committee. Ellen was appointed to the ATA Image and Communications Committee by American Trucking in January 2005. Ms.
Voie is the first woman to join the International Board of Directors of Transport For Christ.
"I am honored to be a part of the Transport for Christ mission," said Voie, "and I hope that my efforts will help the organization grow to serve even more professional drivers at our truck stop chapels in the near future."
"The ability of TFC to effectively serve drivers and the trucking community is largely dependent on a strong and well functioning Board of Directors," said Scott Weidner, TFC President & CEO. "We are richly blessed and will be far better prepared to meet the demands of our service with the addition of Ellen and Jim to our International Board of Directors."
Transport For Christ, International, was founded in 1951 in Canada. The organization, which has been in operation in the United States since the mid-70s, serves drivers through a network of chapels and ministry centers across North America, and through www.driverswellness.com, a website offering resources to assist truckers facing spiritual, emotional and/or relational needs. The organization has its international headquarters in Marietta, Pa.