Women in Trucking

Seven scholarships awarded by Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 for their educational training.

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Three finalists named for annual Women in Trucking award

Wal-Mart's Elizabeth Fretheim, Red Arrow Logistics' Liz Lasater and J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson are finalists for the second annual "Distinguished Woman in Logistics" award.

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Trucking with the ‘enemy’

News flash: Safety advocate who thinks of truckers as the "enemy" makes a run with Walmart driver Carol Nixon, comes away impressed. As for the rest of the industry ...

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Women in Trucking seeking female drivers for Image Team

Women in Trucking (WIT) is seeking qualified female drivers to become a part of their Image Team, the group announced last week. The WIT Image Team will represent the goals of WIT while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face, WIT says

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‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

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Voie challenges fleets to spec trucks properly for female drivers

At the annual fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, Women in Trucking president Ellen Voie said the female driver pool is growing and fleets should consider that when spec'ing vehicles.

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Hard choices judging Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

"I learned more in the hour and a half we spent with these ladies than I have in a very long time. These women know their business, and they all know their way around a truck."

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Nominate an influential woman in trucking

The deadline for Women in Trucking's 2013 Influential Woman of the Year nominations is end of day Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Women in Trucking turns five at GATS

Women in Trucking turned five in 2012 -- at their GATS 2012 birthday party, WIT board member Laura Raon recounts her involvement in the organization.

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