PLOVER, Wis. — Women In Trucking Association and Walmart are seeking nominations for the inaugural Women In Trucking Female Driver of the Year award.
The goal of WIT’s Female Driver of the Year award is to recognize outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively work to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, according to Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO.
The grand prize winner will be chosen based on safety record, impact on the industry’s image and positive community contributions.
“Celebrating women’s accomplishments is a key aspect of our mission,” Voie said. “We’re thrilled to honor an outstanding female driver with this new award.”
The contest is open to any female driver or contractor who has safely driven 1 million consecutive, accident-free miles.
A driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which she is currently leased to or employed. The nominee must have been employed by or leased to and driving for her current trucking company employer for the past three years.
“Walmart is committed to providing women a great workplace to grow their careers and is a proud sponsor of Women In Trucking,” said Bryan Most, vice president of transportation for Walmart and Women In Trucking board member. “We are excited to take this relationship a step further and sponsor Women In Trucking’s first-ever Female Driver of the Year award to recognize and empower women who are making an impact in the transportation industry.”
The inaugural award will be presented at the 2020 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, March 27, 2020.
The grand prize winner will be chosen based on her safety record, positive community contributions, and impact on the public image of the trucking industry. She will receive a plaque, commemorative ring and more.
The nomination process is now open and will close on February 15, 2020. Learn more at https://www.womenintrucking.org/female-driver-of-the-year. Nominations can be submitted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WITDOY2020.