Women in Trucking
The common stereotype is the male trucker in a baseball/trucker cap and dirty jeans, but we know that isn't always the case. There are female truckers as well, so an organization was created. Women in Trucking (WIT) is "a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry."
To reward the companies that employ female truckers, Women in Trucking has created an award to honor companies who embrace hiring female truckers with a certain culture that is "supportive of gender diversity, flexibility in hours and work requirements to accommodate family and life balance, competitive compensation and benefits, training and continued professional development, or career advancement opportunities."
The award is for "Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation." The company you nominate does not have to have all of these qualities in order to be nominated (but it wouldn't hurt!) Head to the form in the link at the bottom of this post and explain in 75 words or less why the company you're nominating deserves to win. ***Nominated companies must be a WIT member*** Nominations are open until 5pm Central Standard Time on July 16th.
To join WIT, click here. The prices are:
I ndividual, Non-Driver: $60 (1 year); $110 (2 years); $160 (3 years)
Professional Driver: $30 (1 year); $55 (2 years); $80 (3 years)
Student: $15 (first year only)
Truck Driving School or Nonprofit: $220 (includes 2 associate members)
Corporate - Under 250 employees: $550 (includes 5 associate members)
Corporate - Over 250 employees: $1,100 (includes 10 associate members)
Lifetime Driver membership is $25/year until age 65 or $100 minimum.
Voting is online and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of WIT in order to vote. Voting will take place from July 18th to August 15th.
Winning companies will be featured in the November issue of Redefining the Road (Edition 3, 2018), the official magazine of Women in Trucking.
For more information, you can contact Carleen Herndon at (888) 464-9483 or click here to email her.