Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry
Woman in the Trucking Industry
Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they're coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry. Women have come out from behind dispatchers' desks to take the wheels of heavy haulers. They're muscling their way up the corporate ladder of international carriers. And more women are on the roads as owner-operators.
Influential Woman in Trucking Award
To highlight outstanding achievements by women in the trucking industry, WIT and Navistar will present the 2014 Influential Woman in Trucking award on March 25 at the Truckload Carriers Association convention in Grapevine, Texas. The annual award recognizes the achievements of female leaders, role models and pioneers in the trucking industry.
This year's outstanding finalists are
- Amy Boerger, General Manager of Field Sales and Service for Cummins Inc.
- Kim Kaplan, President and Chief Operating Officer of K-Limited Carrier, Ltd.
- Stephanie Klang, professional driver for Con-way Truckload
- Marcia Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bennett International Group, LLC
Salute to Women Behind the Wheel
To honor women in the trucking industry, WIT will hold its 5th Annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel on Saturday, March 29 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. The only event of its kind to honor female professional drivers, the Salute is open to all professional female drivers and their immediate family members. (Membership in WIT is not required.) This year's keynote address will be given by Rebecca Brewster, President and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute. The celebration will also feature live music, refreshments, prizes and goodie bags.