NEW YORK – SiriusXM has launched “Women In Trucking,” a live, call-in show airing on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146. The weekly, two-hour show will premiere on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET.
Hosted by Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women In Trucking (WIT), the new show will feature listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry — from drivers, technicians, and engineers to transportation CEOs and dispatchers — sharing their stories of the challenges and opportunities of the open road.
The show is geared toward both men and women listeners and will also address gender diversity issues pushing for more women to join its ranks. With women making up 7 percent of the trucking industry workforce, the show will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field, stated a WIT news release.
“I am excited to host “Women In Trucking” and to hear from SiriusXM listeners across the country,” said Voie. “I look forward to hearing from both male and female drivers to open up a bold new dialogue about our industry and how we can move forward together.”
“We welcome Ellen Voie and our first, exclusive program dedicated to women in trucking,” said Dave Gorab, vice president and general manager of Talk Programming, SiriusXM. “At a time when women are increasingly joining the trucking industry, we are pleased to bring Ellen’s expertise and authoritative voice to our fulltime channel dedicated to professional drivers.”
Voie previously was at Schneider Inc., and served as the executive director of Trucker Buddy International Inc. She has been honored by the White House as a “Transportation Innovators Champion of Change” and in 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking. In 2017, Voie was named to Insight Success Magazine’s “The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business.”
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee. Voie is the recipient of the Skinner Humanitarian Award and the Frank W. Babbitt Award from the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, an annual recognition given for outstanding service to the trucking industry and association as a whole.
Voie has worked as a dispatcher, a transportation consultant and has written extensively about trucking and family issues publishing “Marriage in the Long Run,” a collection of some of her most popular columns, and “Crushing Cones”. She also created a workbook for professional drivers and their families which assists the driver’s family in coping with the time and distance apart.
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