Women work in most industries today. The trucking industry is no exception. The types of women that choose to become truck drivers reflect the diversity of women in the general population. These days women from all walks of life are becoming commercial truck drivers. While trucking companies are actively recruiting women to work as truck drivers, they are also recruiting women for non-trucking jobs. Trucking companies are actively recruiting women for career paths other than truck driver jobs such as:
- Load Planner
- Driver Recruiter
- Fleet Supervisor
- Employee Benefits
- Safety and Compliance Administrators
Trucking companies are appreciative of the knowledge, skills and discipline that women bring to the job. This makes women excellent employees within their respective trucking companies. Today, women are encouraged to apply for jobs in the trucking industry. They can apply for trucking jobs or non-trucking jobs. Whichever they choose, they can be assured that they will be welcome additions to trucking companies. Women are receiving awards for their contributions to the trucking industry.
Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute, has received the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
The third annual award, sponsored by Navistar Inc., was presented late Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.
The award seeks to recognize women in the trucking industry who make or influence key decisions, who have a proven record of responsibility and who mentor and serve as a role model to other women.
“This year, we received more than 100 nominations for the Influential Woman in Trucking award, and Rebecca rose to the top in a field of exceptional candidates,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women in Trucking.
“It was a very difficult year to select a winner because many of our nominees, and certainly all of our finalists, have also done much to influence the industry,” she said in a statement.
WIT and Navistar also honored the three runners-up: Sandra Ambrose-Clark, president of ESJ Carrier Corp.; Lana Batts, co-president of Driver iQ; and Judy McReynolds, CEO of Arkansas Best Corp. Read more here: