- 74-Year-Old Lady Trucker Keeps on Truckin'!
And just when you think you've been on the road a long time, I've got news for you. Back in 1968, a trucker was featured on the program What's My Line, a popular game show of the time. After several questions, answers and guesses, none of the celebrity panelists were able to guess the occupation of Linda Cottrill. Yes, a lady trucker from Massillon, Ohio, stumped the panel. No one could believe that this diminutive young woman would be piloting a truck.
- Highlighting the Most Beautiful Trucker Finalist Amy McGrath
Forget everything you thought you knew about truckers. The reality is that lady truckers are invading the industry, carrying on family traditions and becoming the new faces of trucking. Amy McGrath, one of finalists for the Most Beautiful Trucker of 2015, which is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine is just one such example.
- May 2015 Scholarship Winner - Carrie McNamee
Carrie is the 2015 Spring winner of the $500 Trucking School Scholarship Award from Trucker to Trucker. She'll be attending the Southeastern Illinois College truck driving program http://www.sic.edu/academics/applied-technology/truck-driving starting June 1st.
- November 2014 Scholarship Winner - April Varner-Chattman
Congratulations to April Varner-Chattman. April is the 2014 Fall winner of the $1000 Trucker to Trucker Scholarship Award.
- One Mom's Battle to Make Trucking Safer
The Georgia mom of two teenage girls is doing everything she can to make sure other parents never have to live through the tragedy she is currently facing. In May of 2013, Marianne Karth was driving on the highway with her daughters, seventeen-year-old AnnaLeah and thirteen-year-old Mary. Suddenly, her car was slammed from behind by a tractor trailer, which cause the car to spin around and get pinned under another truck's trailer.
- Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 truckers over the next 10 years.
- Current Trucking Trends That Can Help You Prepare For The Future
This can be seen in the fact that, of the 6.8 million people employed in the trucking industry, more than 3 million are drivers. Although in the past female and minority inclusion in this job market was rare, there are an ever-growing number of drivers making up these groups.
- Organizations That Help Owner Operators
Many truckers new to the business are unaware of organizations that represent their interests. Some charge a fee for services or membership while others simply work in the interest of their members. One of the best known of these is the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc, also known as OOIDA.
- Women In Trucking Association
Every so often we will run across a non-profit organization that we feel is really pushing hard to make the trucking industry a better place. Women in Trucking is an association dedicated to celebrating accomplishments of women in the industry, opening doors, and encouraging more women to enter the industry.
- Professional Truck Drivers Get a New Passenger
Today we're taking a look at the NTSB and it's Chairwoman - the first NTSB head to hold a CDL: Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), started a two-day, four-state ride on March 30th. She rode from Washington, D.C. to Louisville, K.Y. to catch a glimpse of life on the road.
- Calling Lady Truckers - Television Wants You!
We've had a request in from across the "Pond" from a British TV company looking for lady truckers to take part in a documentary/reality TV-type show on the better looking sex.
- The Plum Trucker
Hailing from Crystal River, Florida and not exactly your average trucker - she's graduated from college and works the road with her fiance, Kendall. Leaving college they signed up with a trucking school, took the 5 week course and are now "living the life" trucking across the country.
- Women Truckers Name First President
Women in Trucking named Ellen Voie its first president.
- Fuel Saving Tips: Truckers Are Slowing Down
Truckers are cutting speed to save fuel.
- Women in Trucking Announces Growth Reaches 1000
Women in trucking has just announced their membership has reached 1000.
- Trucking Jobs: Retirees Take to the Road Driving Big Rigs
Retirees find second career driving big rig trucks.