women drivers
Business

Women’s Workplace Initiatives: Start Small, Include Many, Network Finds

Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at the WIT conference Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at WIT's conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women looking to establish initiatives that engage other women in the workplace should start small and involve all sectors of their organization, from the human resources department to executives, according to Erin Luke, fleet sales administration manager at Peterbilt Motors Co.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Business

For Women in Trucking, Retaining Just as Crucial as Recruiting

Keera Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics, at WIT’s annual conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Increasing the number of women in the trucking industry is as much a matter of recruiting new talent as it is a matter of retaining the employees that are already there, according to Keera Brooks, chief executive officer of Sawgrass Logistics.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Equipment, Business

Female-Friendly Equipment Prevents Injuries, Improves Ease of Use, Drivers, Suppliers Say

To help attract and retain female drivers, a number of fleets and manufacturers are adding specialized equipment to help reduce injuries and minimize the amount of strength needed to complete certain tasks, which contribute to a better life on the road.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
August 11, 2016
Business

Facilities Focus on Safety, Health Concerns in Response to an Increase in Female Drivers

As the number of women truck drivers increases, truck-stop operators say they are adding services that are meant to allay concerns about safety, cleanliness, health and respect that often trouble their female customers.

July 4, 2011