US WIT Association calls for nominations for inaugural Driver of the Year Award

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 2, 2019

The US Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Walmart are seeking nominations for the inaugural Women In Trucking Female Driver of the Year award. 

The goal of WIT‘s Female Driver of the Year award is to recognise outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively work to enhance the public image of the trucking industry. The grand prize winner will be chosen based on safety record, impact on the industry‘s image, and positive community contributions.  

“Celebrating women‘s accomplishments is a key aspect of our mission,” says Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We‘re thrilled to honour an outstanding female driver with this new award.” 

The contest is open to any female driver or contractor who has safely driven one million consecutive, accident-free miles. A driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which she is currently leased to or employed. The nominee must have been employed by or leased to and driving for her current trucking company employer for the past three years. 

The inaugural award will be presented to a deserving driver at the 2020 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. on Friday 27 March 2020. The grand prize winner will be chosen based on her safety record, positive community contributions, and impact on the public image of the trucking industry. She will receive a plaque, commemorative ring, and more.