women in trucking

Business

Listening to Drivers Is Important Retention Tool, Expert Says

Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Gathering feedback from drivers is an important part of keeping them, according to Jane Jazrawy, co-founder and CEO of CarriersEdge.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Communication Key for Warehousing Operations, Experts at WIT Conference Say

Marcie Delmar of Frozen Food Express Inc. Marcie Delmar of Frozen Food Express Inc. by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Communication among drivers, transportation companies and warehouses can smooth the logistics efforts of delivering freight, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business

Panelists Recommend Honesty and Openness for Women When Starting Career

Panelists Jessica Herren, Carmel Novak and Monica Lucas Left to right, panelists Jessica Herren, Carmel Novak and Monica Lucas. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Gumption and honesty are important traits when starting a career, according to panelists representing various sections of the transportation industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA’s Cathy Gautreaux Values Partnerships, Industry Perspectives

FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Cathy Gautreaux, deputy administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, emphasized the value of partnership and industry input in an address to members of the trucking industry Nov. 13.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018
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
Business

Daphne Jefferson Wins Influential Woman In Trucking Award

Women in Trucking WIT award nominees Greene (left) and Jefferson, who won the accolade. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Daphne Jefferson, former deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, won the Influential Woman In Trucking award at the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference Nov. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Business

Nominations Open for 2015 Woman in Trucking Award

Women in Trucking Association and Navistar Inc. are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Transport Topics
December 22, 2014
Business

Taylor Receives Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Marcia Taylor, president of Bennett International Group, was presented the Influential Woman in Trucking award March 25 at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2014