Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019:
Women in Trucking begins search for top female trucker
The Women in Trucking Association and Walmart are seeking nominations for the inaugural Women in Trucking Female Driver of the Year award. The award will recognize female truck drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.
The grand prize winner will be selected based on safety record, impact on the industry’s image and positive community contributions. The contest is open to any female driver or contractor who has safely drive 1 million consecutive accident-free miles, and the driver must be nominated by the carrier they are currently leased or employed with.
Nominations can be made here through Feb. 15. The award will be presented at the 2020 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 27.
Matching funds today going to St. Christopher if $1K goal reached
The #GivingTuesday phenomenon is one of global reach that began in the year 2012 as an effort to help boost fund-raising initiatives for philanthropic organizations. It’s estimated that for these past seven years, it’s inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. #GivingTuesday, this year, is today, December 3.
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund today is conducting a special campaign toward #GivingTuesday donations with a goal of reaching $1,000. The organization, whose mission is to financially assist truck drivers hit with medical-emergency-related disasters, has spent nearly $3 million on that mission over its existence. It’s announced that donations made today will be matched up to the $1,000 figure by Minnesota-based fleet Dart Transit, among other matching organizations.
2020 Kenworth calendar available for purchase
The 2020 Kenworth calendar, which features images of the company’s on-highway, vocational, traditional and medium-duty trucks, is now available for purchase.
A six-page wall calendar features the on-highway flagship Kenworth T680 Advantage 76-inch sleeper, a T680 day cab with an electric powertrain, a T880 mixer, T880S dump truck, a W990 76-inch mid-roof sleeper and a K370 cabover mixer. The poster-sized wall calendar is 26-1/4 inches tall by 28 inches wide and can be purchased for $16.95.
An appointment calendar highlights a Kenworth Truck of the Month, including the six wall calendar images , along with a T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, T880 day cab, W990 wrecker with 40-inch sleeper, legacy W900L Studio Sleeper, T370 6×6 and K270 cabover and T370 conventional duo with van bodies. The appointment calendar is 9-3/4 inches tall by 13 inches wide and can be purchased for $11.95.