Nominations open for influential trucking woman

Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 31 for the 2012 Influential Woman of the Year award sponsored by Women in Trucking and Navistar.

Candidates are defined as women who make or influence key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales, or dealership setting. The individual must have a proven record of responsibility and mentored or served as a role model to other women in the industry. The woman does not have to currently hold the position for which her work is nominated, but she must be living.

Three finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Truckload Carriers Association conference March 5 in Kissimmee, Fla., The winner will be announced following a panel discussion on issues facing women in the industry.

Nominations may be submitted online at