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Announcing the Third Annual ‘Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel’

The sight of nearly 300 women in red t-shirts at the Mid-America Trucking Show always turns a few heads.  The shrieks and hugs from the participants bring a smile to everyone nearby.  All female professional drivers are welcome to take … Continue reading

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What is your Time Worth Per Hour? by Ellen Voie

If you’re a driver, you get paid by the mile or by the load, but not usually by the hour.  Have you calculated your value in terms of time? If you are a volunteer, your time is worth more than … Continue reading

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Women In Trucking Association Discusses Harassment Issues During White House Visit

Women In Trucking (WIT) President/CEO Ellen Voie and Board Director, Jan Hamblin of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. recently visited the White House to discuss the issue of harassment in the trucking industry. They met with Lynn Rosenthal, White … Continue reading

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Gender Equity for Professional Drivers by Ellen Voie

When you’re a professional driver, the steering wheel doesn’t know whether you’re a man or a woman! That’s something my friend Ingrid reminds me of when I talk about the benefits of being a woman in the trucking industry. You’re … Continue reading

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Women In Trucking Driver Advisory Committee Shares Concerns with NTSB Chairman Hersman

When NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman says, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” she means what she says. She proved it this past week as she spent nearly four days immersed in activities to help her better understand … Continue reading

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Women In Trucking Offers Anti-Harassment Guidelines to Members

The Women In Trucking Association’s mission includes the need to address obstacles that might keep women from either considering joining or finding success within the trucking industry. One of those obstacles includes harassment for professional drivers, especially in the area … Continue reading

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Teaching Teens to Share the Road

Ask professional drivers what irritates them the most and you’ll probably hear them complain about teen drivers. Those newly licensed students who can’t seem to put their phones down long enough to observe the traffic around them. How can we … Continue reading

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Police say Truck Driver may not know about accident – Public already Convicted and Sentenced the Driver

I have been reading about a lot of tractor-trailer accidents over the years. It always amazes me to read the comments under each story – because 99.9% of the time the general public (4wheeler drivers) will convict and sentence the … Continue reading

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More of the same from Department of Transportation in 2011

With 2010 being labeled as the year to forget, because of the most idiotic rules and regulations that have ever been forced upon trucking in general. I thought with a new year – 2011 – things would change a little, … Continue reading

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How do you define yourself? by Ellen Voie

Recently I noticed a mini van sporting a license plate, “CEO MOM.” Immediately I knew that the woman who owned that vehicle had children (or perhaps one child) and had a professional career. That’s a lot to glean from a … Continue reading

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