Women in Trucking Association Inc. celebrated its five-year anniversary last month.
The group was formed in March of 2007 at the Truckload Carriers Conference in Las Vegas. A group of twelve women comprised the original board, which has now expanded to include both men and women representing different sectors of the industry. The association was formed to encourage women to look at careers in the trucking industry and to support those who work within the industry.
Some of the accomplishments of the group include the annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel to honor professional female drivers; the Influential Woman in Trucking Award; the anti-harassment employment guide and the formation of a Scholarship Foundation. The group is nearing 2,000 members, which include both individuals and corporations, and plans to hold a birthday celebration at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.
For more information visit womenintrucking.org.