The sight of nearly 300 women in red T-shirts at the Mid-America Trucking Show nearly always turns a few heads. The shrieks and hugs from the participants bring a smile to everyone nearby, says Ellen Voie, president and founder of Women In Trucking.
All female professional drivers are welcome to participate in WIT’s third annual, Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel, to be held the last day of MATS, Saturday March 24, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Doors open at noon in rooms C201-C205 in the upper level of the south wing.
Drivers can register at the show at the WIT booth (No. 40565) in the north wing lobby.
Any woman with a CDL is encouraged to attend and is not required to be a member of the association; although they are encouraged to support the nonprofit association as a member. Female drivers can register at the Salute to Women website.
Attendees and their families will be welcomed by Women In Trucking board members and the sponsors of the event where each female driver will receive a goodie bag filled with gifts.
They will also be able to visit with corporate sponsors and meet with the driver advisory committee and accomplished drivers who have reached four million mile safe driving records.
Terry Wooley and Highway Fever will perform before the ceremony and guests will once again enjoy WIT’s signature chocolate fountains.
This year’s guest speaker will be Joyce Brenny, owner of Brenny Transportation Inc. and Brenny Specialized Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Brenny currently serves as the chairwoman of the Minnesota Trucking Association and is the first woman to serve in that capacity.