Trucking demand is growing faster than the number of drivers available to fill the driver’s seat. Looking for opportunity, more women are now seeking truck driving jobs in a traditionally a male-dominated field.
Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization created to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, recently announced that former Chairwoman, Ellen Voie will now serve as the organization’s President.
Women In Trucking (WIT) was founded in 2007 to encourage women to consider a career in the trucking industry. WIT members range from corporate to driver and student members.
According to the Women In Trucking site…
“The ability to now hire a President is such a testament to our growth,” said Leigh Foxall. ”In a year we have grown to 1,000 members, but equally important, we are getting the support from many corporations that believe in our mission.”