Briefly: Nebraska college building new facility for its CDL program

Northeast Community College tractor-trailer
Northeast Community College

Work continues on a new facility for the CDL program at a Nebraska community college.

An 11,600-square-foot building is being constructed on the campus of Northeast Community College's satellite campus in South Sioux City.

When completed yet this year, the new building will have two drive-thru inspection bays, classrooms, a room for the program's driving simulator, and faculty offices.

The project is funded by a federal American Rescue Plan grant.

Ground was broken last August on the building.

Nominees sought for women in logistics award

Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). 

"We are proud to recognize the talents and passion of women leaders in the logistics industry, not only for their career accomplishments but their desire to grow future leaders as well," said Jennifer Hedrick, president and CEO of Women in Trucking. 

Supported by Truckstop and TIA, the award is open to "high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking," according to a statement from WIT.

"In an industry dominated by men, it is important to acknowledge the impact women have on the trucking industry," said Anne Reinke, president & CEO of TIA. "Since its inception, this award recognizes the accomplishments and hard work of women in this industry and we are proud to be a continued partner in celebrating their achievements."

The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT, Truckstop, TIA, and academia. 

The winner of the 2024 DWLA will be announced during the TIA 2024 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, on Friday, April 12 in Phoenix, Arizona.

To nominate a candidate, complete and submit the nomination form at

Nominations are due Feb. 12.


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