The Women In Trucking Association is seeking nominations for its inaugural Women In Trucking Female Driver of the Year award, which is being sponsored by Walmart. The award will recognize outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, according to WIT.
The grand prize winner will be chosen based on her safety record, impact on the industry’s image, and positive community contributions. She will be presented with her award at the 2020 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 27.
“Celebrating women’s accomplishments is a key aspect of our mission,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to honor an outstanding female driver with this new award.”
The contest is open to any female driver or owner-operator who has safely driven one million consecutive, accident-free miles. Carriers can nominate a driver whohas been employed by/leased to the fleet and driving for them for the past three years.
“Walmart is committed to providing women a great workplace to grow their careers and is a proud sponsor of Women In Trucking,” said Bryan Most, vice president of transportation for Walmart and Women In Trucking board member. “We are excited to take this relationship a step further and sponsor Women In Trucking’s first-ever Female Driver of the Year award to recognize and empower women who are making an impact in the transportation industry.”
The nomination process is now open and will close on February 15, 2020.
Nominations may be submitted here.