Women in Trucking 2023 nominations

Call for Nominations: Women In Trucking 2023 Driver of the Year Award

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking nominations for the annual Women In Trucking Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart. The fourth annual award recognizes exceptional female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.

“At Walmart, we aim to foster inclusion through the intentional action of understanding, supporting, and championing individuals in all of their uniqueness, resulting in a culture where all associates feel welcome, comfortable, safe and empowered to reach their full potential every day,” said Fernando Cortes, Walmart Senior Vice President, Transportation.

“Since joining Walmart, I have been impressed by each of our teams and associates who foster inclusion and respect for the individual and intentionally support our female drivers,” Cortez added. “Those are a few reasons we are so proud to sponsor the Driver of the Year award again. I am proud of the work Women in Trucking and Walmart are doing to advance women within transportation.”

The application is open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles. Nominees must demonstrate a positive contribution to the trucking industry and their community.

Ellen Voie headshot 2021

Ellen Voie

“Each year we feature a female professional driver so we can share her story to encourage other women to not only honor her but to consider the opportunity to enter the industry and find success,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We are looking forward to sharing this year’s driver’s story as well.”

The finalists and overall winner will be recognized at the 2023 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, March 31st. 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 Feb. 1, 2023.