Happy 5th Birthday, Women in Trucking

Women in Trucking is celebrating its 5th birthday.  The organization was formed in March 2007, during the Truckload Carriers Association Conference in Las Vegas.

Women in Trucking was formed to encourage women to look into careers in the tucking industry and support those who work within the industry.

While the original board consisted only of women, the current board now has men and women serving. Those currently serving represent some of the biggest names in trucking: Daimler, Frito-Lay, Great Dane, Walmart, Navistar and others.

Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking’s founder, president and CEO, said, “We represent the women who design and build the trucks,  sell the trucks, fix the trucks, dispatch the trucks, and own the trucks, as well as those who drive them.”

The organization is planning on celebrating the five-year milestone by holding a birthday celebration at a trucking event this summer.

Women in Trucking currently has approximately 2,000 members.  If you would like to join Women in Trucking, you can find a link to their page here.