Founded in 2007, Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has steadily raised recognition of lady truckers in the industry. Thanks to their efforts, the driver shortage in the industry was, and is, slowly being filled by women across the nation. Find out more below.
Annual WIT Awards
In case you are not familiar with the Women in Trucking Association, their goal is to make it easier for ladies to enter the industry. To achieve this, WIT works behind the scenes to address some of the hurdles perpetuated in the field. Noteworthy tasks are listed below.
- Raise awareness of issues commonly faced by women aiming to become truckers
- Educate organizations on how to make trucking more welcoming
- Update status quo to promote career satisfaction for lady truckers
- Increase the number of women in the industry and in leadership positions
- Be dedicated source of information about ladies in trucking
WIT also highlights the accomplishments of women in the trucking industry via annual awards. By doing so, the association raises awareness of ladies who are influential in the fields of logistics and transportation, from drivers to corporate.
According to Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO, “Each year, the women who are nominated for the Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award are more visible, influential and notable”.
That said, there are different types of awards given. For example, the 2020 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award was recently given to Sue Spero. As the President of Carrier Services of Tennessee Incorporated, Spero, earned this award for the following accomplishments.
- Worked in the full truckload sector for 46 years
- Owned a trip lease firm
- Was a Director of Operations at a trucking company
- Earned the 2001 Robert H. Beard Professional Award as a Business and Logistics Professor at Cumberland University
- Also an International Business Professor at Belmont University
- Part of Nashville Business Journal’s list of top 25 Women-Owned Businesses since 2006
- TIA Certified Transportation Broker
- Participated in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- Volunteered with the Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity Chapter 135
- Named Transportation Professional of the Year by Delta Nu Alpha in 2008 and received the fraternity’s lifetime achievement award in 2017
- Involved in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise via the Tennessee DOT
- Is a TIA Board of Director and Vice Chair, which is responsible for promoting education in 3rd party logistics
Now that the 2020 WIT Distinguished Woman in Logistics award has been issued, it is time to start casting nominees for this year’s Most Influential Woman in Trucking.
To do so, be sure to cast your vote here before July 31st. Winners will be announced in Dallas, Texas at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo which takes place from September 23 to 25.