Women in Trucking

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December 22, 2014

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Award

Women In Trucking Association and Navistar are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Women In Trucking award. The winner will be announced at the TCA annual convention in March 2015.

August 26, 2014

HDT Fact Book: Drivers

August 15, 2014

Another Exec Gets a Taste of Life on the Road

An announcement about J.J. Keller's president riding along with women truckers prompts a blog post from Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge about the importance of connecting with truckers.

August 5, 2014

Trucking and Scouting: A Great Match

As a former Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for the past three years, and a trucking editor for 24, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge is thrilled to see continuing efforts to educate young people in both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting about the trucking industry.

May 23, 2014

TAT and WIT Pilot Program to Combat Human Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking and Women in Trucking are looking for female drivers to participate in a pilot program that aims to fight human trafficking.

May 15, 2014

Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes

As well as being in short supply, trucking’s new recruits are also, shorter generally, and thinner, as well as less likely to want a truck to look and feel like a truck. The challenge for truck makers comes in designing truck cabs to fit an expanding body-size profile, while making the driving environment appealing to people who have different expectations about trucks – all without alienating the existing driver population.

April 11, 2014

First Annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award Program Announced

The Women In Trucking association announced the creation of the “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award, sponsored by transportation software provider TMW Systems.

March 25, 2014

Marcia G. Taylor Named 2014 Influential Woman in Trucking

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association presented Marcia G. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Bennett International Group, with the fourth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award at this week's Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

March 17, 2014

Ryder Partners with Women in Trucking to Develop Female-Friendly Vehicles

To respond to the increasing number of women choosing careers as professional truck drivers and to inspire more women to consider the transportation industry as a career, Ryder System, announced a partnership with Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry.

March 13, 2014

Women in Trucking Announces Finalists for 2014 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar are highlighting the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry with the Influential Woman in Trucking award.

February 11, 2014

Recruiting Women Drivers: Trucking as a Career Choice

The under-representation of women in the trucking industry is a special interest of Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, whether it's behind the wheel or in the board room. Her "All That's Trucking" blog post highlights three companies who are actively recruiting women drivers.

November 25, 2013

Lana Batts, 'Queen of the Road'

"Lana R. Batts and trucking are joined at the axle." So reads the opening sentence of a profile of Batts in DC Velocity, a magazine for distribution center managers and executives, where she talks about trucking and her latest endeavor, driver screening.

June 13, 2013

Women In Trucking Invited to the White House

When John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women were earning 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. Women in the trucking industry were scarce, as few even considered becoming a driver or another career within the industry.

June 10, 2013

How Good Are You at Recruiting Women Drivers?

HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge recently wrote an editorial about why the trucking industry needs more women. She then got taken to task for making the assumption that you needed automatic transmissions to attract women drivers -- but as she says in her most recent blog post, maybe she should have focused on pet policies instead.

May 28, 2013

Can Women Handle a Manual Transmission?

One reader takes exception to the notion that we have to spec automated or automatic transmissions to attract women drivers. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge responds in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

April 30, 2013

Why the industry needs more women

When Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president of ESJ Carrier Corp., told her daughter's teacher she was up for the Influential Woman in Trucking Award from Women in Trucking and Navistar, the teacher was surprised. How could Ambrose-Clark, a vivacious and well-dressed woman with an impeccable manicure, be in trucking?

March 5, 2013

Rebecca Brewster Named 2013 Influential Woman In Trucking

Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association presented Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute, with the third annual Influential Woman in Trucking award.

January 28, 2013

Women In Trucking Member named to America’s Road Team

It’s been over six years since a woman has served as a Captain on America’s Road Team. Every two years a new group of professional drivers are chosen to represent, as ATA President and CEO Bill Graves calls them, “the best of the best.”

April 1, 2007

New faces Behind The Wheel

Truck drivers have traditionally been mostly white males, but a growing need for drivers and a changing population means that notion must change.

February 1, 2007

Women In Trucking: About Time They Got Some Credit

This group works to generate interest in trucking careers and improve industry relations.

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