WIT announce entertainment for Salute to the Women behind the Wheel
January 26, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 2 Comments
One of the goals of Women In Trucking Association is to celebrate the success of women in the industry. The “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel,” to be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY will honor all female professional drivers throughout North America. The celebration will begin at noon Saturday, March 27.
Rob Anthony (www.robanthonymusic.com), singer/songwriter from Wisconsin will be the featured performer. Anthony wrote the song, “Down the Road,” about a professional driver’s life on the road. He captured the mixture of a driver’s longing for his family while being drawn to the freedom on the highway. Anthony’s soulful style of songwriting comes right from the heart where it exuberates emotion. His lyrics are full of passion and life in a way that speaks to every audience. His honest and truthful personal experiences welcome the listener (regardless of their musical tastes).
Terry Wooley (www.terrywooley.com) will be performing, “Lady in the Driver’s Seat.” The song depicts the quiet strength women behind the wheel exhibit as they deliver their freight each day. Wooley wrote the song which all drivers, male or female, can relate to as professionals on the road. You can
hear the song at www.womenintrucking.org.
In addition to the entertainment, featured speaker, Anne Ferro, FMCSA Administrator will welcome the drivers and assist in honoring those who have reached a safety milestones. There will be refreshments and lots of free gifts from corporate sponsors. At 1:00 PM female professional drivers will pose for a photo in an effort to beat the Guinness World Record of 416 (set in the Netherlands in 2004).
The event is open to all members of Women In Trucking (regardless of their gender or position) AND is for all female professional drivers, whether they are members of the association or not. However, everyone must register at www.salute2women.com before the event.
Daimler Trucks (www.daimler.com), Frito-lay (www.fritolay.com) and Walmart (www.walmart.com) are Gold Level sponsors of the event. Bronze level sponsors are McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc. and Owner Operator DIRECT, Copper sponsors are Badger Trailer & Equipment Corp., Pitt Ohi
o Express, UPS Freight, and J. J. Keller & Associations, Inc. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel, please contact Ellen at Women In Trucking ([email protected]).
Women In Trucking Association was formed in March 2007 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to encourage women to explore career opportunities in the trucking industry, to minimize any obstacles that might keep women from succeeding, and to celebrate the success of those already working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, but anyone who supports its mission. Visit www.WomenInTrucking.org for more information or to become a member.
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I have found that many of my fellow female drivers are professional.