A little more than a year ago, Jennifer Hedrick became the president and CEO of Women In Trucking, the high-profile organization representing women in the industry from truck drivers to those in the executive suites of corporations.
Since then, Hedrick has had to pilot the organization through one of the most challenging years in trucking's recent history. Freight volume is down. Cargo theft is up. Numerous companies large and small have closed, while others have been sold or acquired. Regulations have expanded and so has the amount of technology in trucks and carriers' offices.
Still, through it all Hedrick and Women In Trucking have persevered, and the number of women joining the industry -- especially as drivers -- has increased. So has the support of women drivers by the federal government.
In this episode of the Truckers News Podcast, Hedrick discusses her first year in office and outlines the Women In Trucking agenda for 2024.