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Women In Trucking holds Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel
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The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Salute to the Women Behind the wheel drew 204 professional female drivers to Louisville, Ky., earlier this month.
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The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Salute to the Women Behind the wheel drew 204 professional female drivers to Louisville, Ky., earlier this month.

The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Salute to the Women Behind the wheel drew 204 professional female drivers to Louisville, Ky., earlier this month.

“The women who were recognized absolutely are pioneers in this industry and make me proud to not only be a driver, but a female driver!” said Susan Durstine, driver for Cal-Ark Trucking and member of WIT’s Driver Advisory Committee.

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman presented more than 100 of the nearly 500 women in attendance with certificates to redeem for plaques engraved with their names and years of safe driving from the association.   Sixty-eight women had one million miles, 26 had more than two million, and eleven had driven over three million miles.  For the first time, two women were recognized for their four million miles of safe driving, Heather Hogeland, a driver for UPS Freight, and Alice Adams, who drives for Walmart’s Private Fleet. 

“Our goal in hosting the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel it to recognize these women for their years of service to this industry,” said Ellen Voie, WIT’s President/CEO.  “More importantly, these drivers are role models for those who will follow in their footsteps as more women become aware of the opportunities waiting for them in the trucking industry.”
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