Each year, the Women in Trucking organization picks one driver who rose above all others to become their Driver of the Year, recognizing both safety and a quality public image for the trucking industry. This year, we congratulate Nikki Weaver for receiving that specific honor.
Nikki Weaver’s Career Highlights
Weaver spent the first seven years of her career as an over-the-road driver. Only about 6-7% of long-haul drivers are women.
After going OTR, Weaver transitioned into a position as a company driver at FedEx freight. She has never had an accident nor a violation in her 13+ years with the company.
Weaver also has the following career highlights:
- America’s Road Team Captain since 2019
- Finalist for Luella Bates Award at FedEx Freight
- Two-time Winner of Bravo Zulu Award
- Advocate for Truckers Against Trafficking
Weaver is also involved with her community. She routinely speaks at community colleges about her experiences and the trucking industry at large.
Upon receiving the award, Weaver commented, “I love being a professional driver and encourage any women who are considering this career to go for it!”
About Women In Trucking
Founded in 2007, Women in Trucking supports women, both existing professionals and aspiring drivers, with the career of truck driving. There are over 4,500 individual members as well as corporate sponsors to help with the cause.
Women in Trucking was founded by Ellen Voie, who does indeed have a Class A CDL, making this an authentic truck-driver organization. Voie now serves as the WIT President and CEO, and she was on the judging panel for this year’s Driver of the Year Award.