Women in Trucking Association

Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Women in Trucking

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would support women in the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous, Electric Infrastructure Will Expand With Demand, Experts Say

 Rick Mihelic, director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency Rick Mihelic is the director of future technologies studies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Infrastructure required for autonomous and electric vehicles will follow demand for such products, according to technology experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2019
Business, Logistics

Ryder’s Ruth Lopez Wins Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Ruth Lopez, winner of the Influential Woman in Trucking award Influential Woman in Trucking award winner Ruth Lopez is the transportation management director for Ryder System Inc. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

DALLAS — Ruth Lopez, transportation management director for Ryder System Inc., has won the Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2019
Business, Logistics

Trucking Leaders Rouse Women In Trucking Crowd

Ramona Hood, vice president of operations, strategy and planning at FedEx Custom Critical Ramona Hood, vice president of operations, strategy and planning at FedEx Custom Critical by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Seasoned trucking leaders kicked off the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference with a message of encouragement and perseverance.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2019
Business, Safety

Female Driver Panel Discusses Inclusivity, Safety

Kellylynn McLaughlin, an over-the-road trainer and driver for Schneider Schneider's Kellylynn McLaughlin by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

DALLAS — From well-kept facilities to properly tailored outfits, there are several ways for trucking and logistics groups to make the industry a safer and more welcoming place for female drivers, according to a panel of professional drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2019
Business

Managers Emphasize Knowledge and Confidence for Women in Trucking Industry

Driver qualification manager Kristiana Tobey DISA Global Solutions Driver Qualification Manager Kristiana Tobey by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Learning the basics of an industry and demonstrating professionalism are instrumental to excelling in a male-dominated field such as trucking, according to two managers from DISA Global Solutions.

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

AGT Global’s Angela Eliacostas Wins Influential Woman In Trucking Award

Nozuko Mayeza, Brooke Willey and Angela Eliacostas Angela Eliacostas (right) with finalists Nozuko Mayeza (left) and Brooke Willey. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas— Angela Eliacostas, founder and CEO of AGT Global Logistics, has won Women In Trucking Association’s Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018
Business

NTI Survey Reveals Incremental Rise in Number of Female Drivers

Truck driver Lytx Inc.

At the end of 2017, 7.9% of truck drivers were women, up from 7.1% at the beginning of the year, according to research conducted by the National Transportation Institute for the Women In Trucking Association.

May 4, 2018
Business

Expediter Services to Highlight Truck Ownership Program at Conference

Financial services firm Expediter Services will feature its truck ownership program for independent contractors and fleet drivers during its ES Group Gathering on April 27-28 in Southaven, Miss.

April 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

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