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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Aldijana Miljkovic as their January 2022 Member of the Month.  She is the owner of Lina Express, Inc., a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified trucking company located in the Chicago area.  Aldijana started her career working as a receptionist with no experience or knowledge in the trucking industry.  Moving quickly up the corporate ladder, she became a recruiter, dispatcher, accounting manager, then an operations manager.  Through this process, she realized her love for the industry and discovered her passion.  To further explore this passion, Aldijana bought her first truck as a side job and became an owner operator.  She hired her first team drivers as she continued working as an operations manager.  After five years, her side business grew to eight trucks and a team of drivers.  “My boss wasn’t happy with my side growth and constantly reminded me that trucking was a man’s world.  At the same time, I was managing his 75 trucks and my 8 trucks with no problem,” she said.  After eight years working for the same company, Aldijana felt underappreciated and put down.  She parted with the company and obtained her own authority.  “I’m proud I got my WOSB certificate and am now running my own company, under my own authority.  We specialize in power only LTL in 48 states,” she said.  Aldijana has now been in the trucking industry for nearly a decade.  Her goal is to empower other women and make sure they know that they can do anything, regardless of what others say.  Women In Trucking, 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 that include Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, PACCAR, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management.  Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.  For more information about this organization, visit them online at www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

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