Tag: Desiree Wood
Truck parking ‘still a major problem in every state’ and worsening, says inventory update
The recent survey and inventory results show semi-truck parking continues to be a worsening issue for most truck drivers across the US. Details here.
December 2, 2020
New research under way on prevalence of sexual harassment in trucking
With the FMCSA moving toward a study of the predominance of the issue of sex/gender- and/or race-related crimes and other harassing or discriminatory acts, one Kentucky researcher and former trucker, Kim Bourne, moves ahead with her own research into the prevalence of sexually harassing behaviors toward women in trucking.
December 18, 2019
‘Queen of the Road’ award moves to GATS; Elizabeth Sweet, others honored
The Real Women in Trucking organization honored Elizabeth Sweet as well as numerous other drivers in a special cycle of its annual Queen of the Road awards recognizing notable women behind the wheels in trucking — the special cycle for the awards moves them officially to coincide with the August GATS show.
August 26, 2019
The truck parking problem: Tools in the toolbox, modest capacity proposals, and more
Listen to the 2018 Great American Trucking Show parking panel discuss truck parking problems and advocacy on this week's Overdrive Radio podcast.
October 19, 2018
Capacity, awareness keys to alleviating trucking’s parking shortage, panel says
A panel at the Great American Trucking Show discussed the truck driving industry's truck parking shortage while offering suggestions for improvement. More here.
September 5, 2018
Parking issue panel set for GATS later this month
The truck parking issue panel established for the 2018 GATS will take on more nontraditional looks at truck parking capacity. Learn more on Overdrive.
August 7, 2018
Driver-facing cams an invasion of privacy? Answers at Real Women in Trucking’s GATS legal Q&A
In a word, if the driver agrees to work for the company providing the equipment, no. Attorney Paul Taylor: “Should drivers do something about it? Yeah, they should — to a certain extent, drivers have to quit working for bad companies.”
August 29, 2017
‘Queen of the Road’ award winners ‘Bitzy’ Gomez, Dee Sova, Daisey Delaney and others
The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit advocacy organization named its first annual Queen of the Road award winners following a recognition ceremony, Among them was a posthumously-delivered honor to Andriesue “Bitzy” Gomez, a trailblazing female driver from the 1970s on. Gomez passed away in 2015.
May 3, 2017
Women truckers to take to the high seas with first conference
Real Women in Trucking is hosting a conference early next year aboard the Carnival Conquest cruise ship to unite and honor women among truckers.
August 19, 2016
Truck-parking shortage back in the mainstream — primary safety issue for drivers, says advocate
Speaking from Dallas in an interview with the hosts of the Here & Now National Public Radio-affiliated program, Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking detailed the parking issue.
August 28, 2015
Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do
A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics’ website.
September 30, 2013
Kari Fisher of Missing Truck Driver Alert Network honored
Kari Fisher, founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, recognized with the Jason Rivenburg Making a Difference Award at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention.
October 28, 2012
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