Women In Trucking Association today announced it is seeking nominations for the annual Women In Trucking Female Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart. The second annual award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, according to a statement from WIT.
The application is open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles. The driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which she is currently leased or employed and must have three years of experience with that company.
“Female drivers are still in the minority and we consider them all to be pioneers today,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “This award allows us to recognize a woman who is a positive example of a successful and accomplished driver and give her the recognition she deserves.”
The finalists and overall winner will be recognized at the 2021 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky Friday, March 26. The 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.
Nomination forms can be submitted at https://www.womenintrucking.org/female-driver-of-the-year. Nominations are due February 1, 2020.