Victory Trucking & Supply is proud to have received several special certifications that help create a level playing field for women and minorities. Maintaining these certifications is crucial for minority-owned companies as they pursue contracts on governmentally funded projects. Without these certifications, many companies would be left out of the process.

Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The first certification comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The program ensures that Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) gain access to opportunities that might not be available to them otherwise. At the heart of the DBE Program is a requirement that state and local transportation agencies that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation have goals that promote greater participation by MBEs.

Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Division (MWBE)

The second certification, Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (MWBE) functions on behalf of the state of Indiana to actively advance, oversee, and implement equal opportunities for businesses led by minorities and women in the state’s procurement and contracting processes.

Women’s Business Enterprise Program (WBE)

The final special certification comes from the City of Fort Wayne. The city’s Women’s Business Enterprise Program (WBE) promotes increased participation in city construction contracts for women’s business enterprises owned by women and minorities. The goal is that every contractor subcontract a minimum of 10 percent of all contracts to businesses with Emerging Business Enterprise certification.

“These certifications are essential for so many businesses owned by women and minorities,” says Victory Trucking & Supply President Becki Fredrick. “Without these programs, many emerging enterprises would be left out in the cold. These programs allow us to get a foot in the door, and then, have the opportunity to eat at the big table.”