Transportation & Logistics Division


The US Minority Contractors Association (USMCA), through its newly created Transportation and Logistics Division (TLD), creates the conditions for business growth and economic opportunity by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, competition, and collaboration. TLD is working together with stakeholders to shape future growth in the industry which allows for safe, secure, and sustainable transportation and logistics operations. 


The Transportation and Logistics Division (TLD) of US Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) seeks to serve global markets, transportation infrastructure agencies, and policymakers through supply chain research and education. We aim to promote opportunities for minorities through diversity, equity, and inclusion program efforts. 


  • We build solid relationships with our clients. 
  • We embrace a global perspective relative to transportation and logistical operations. 
  • We seek innovative partnerships and collaborations that advance the TLD Industry. 
  • We value integrity and resourcefulness in all transactions.

USMCA - Transportation & Logistics Division - Michael Trimuel

Michael Trimuel


Michael Trimuel, established Trim’s Trucking, Inc. located in Harvey, IL, over 28 years ago. He expanded Trim’s Trucking Inc. into a fully equipped trucking company using his 32 years of expertise in the trucking and construction industry. Trim’s Trucking, Inc. is a recognized entity with the U.S. Department of Transportation, The Illinois Commerce Commission, and Dunn & Bradstreet. The company has been MBE/DBE/BEP certified since 2002.

Michael Trimuel is dedicated to serving and giving back to those less fortunate by donating time and resources to various non-profit organizations. He is also known for providing great leadership and mentorship to business owners who are new to the construction and trucking industry. Michael is a Dedicated Husband, Father and Christian.

Michael is a proud national board member of the United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA). In 2016, Michael Trimuel was awarded the Minority Contractor of the Year Award by the United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA), an honor held high in the field of construction. 

Current Partnerships and Affiliations: 
  • U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA)
  • City of Markham, Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago Urban League 

Past Partnerships and Affiliations:
  • Vice President, African American Truckers Association
  • Construction Committee, Harvey Chamber of Commerce
  • Construction Committee, U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA)
  • Civil Service Committee, City of Harvey

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USMCA - Transportation & Logistics Division - Gwendolyn Shipp-McMiller

Gwendolyn Shipp-McMiller


Gwendolyn Shipp-McMiller is a retired paralegal from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Married 21 years, this mother of five beautiful children embarked on the entrepreneurial path to success and is the founder and CEO of Shippteam Corporation with business units that include Truckspot, Distinct Biometrics, and Shipping Staff. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and graduate certifications in Leadership and Management from Governors State University. Ms.Shipp-McMiller earned a certification in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) through the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). She has over 20 years’ experience as an FMSCA Transportation Carrier and Broker. Her background also includes construction administration. She enjoys charity work through USMCA and Southland Rotary. Ms. Shipp-McMiller strongly believes in the power God and sees her business as a ministry. Her approach to work is: “I prefer to call it play instead of work”.

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