Fifth annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” honored female professional drivers.

If you caught a glimpse of nearly 200 women wearing red t-shirts and licking chocolate from their fingers, you were at the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” celebration in Louisville, Kentucky. The event, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), was designed to honor the women who travel the highways as a career. This year’s celebration included a truck shaped cake to celebrate the fifth year for this event. Rebecca Brewster, President and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute addressed the group.  She talked about her ride to Louisville from Atlanta as a passenger in tractor-trailers driven by members, Stephanie Klang of Con-way Truckload and Monica Abdul-Rashid of Schneider.

Terry Wooley entertained the group of nearly 400 WIT members, drivers and their families.  They enjoyed the cake and delved in one of the two signature chocolate fountains after visiting with the event sponsors.  Each driver received a goodie bag filled with gifts from the sponsors as well.

The celebration ended with a group photo of all female commercial drivers in their red Salute t-shirts compliments of the event sponsors:  Gold Level:  Walmart Transportation and Truck Bucks, Bronze Level: Arrow Truck Sales, FedEx Freight, Republic Services, Ryder, Trimac and Volvo Trucks. Copper sponsors are Airtab®, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers, LLC and Waste Management. Nickel Sponsors are Brenny Transportation, Inc and Brenny Specialized, Inc., J.B. Hunt, Landstar, Meadow Lark Companies, Rand McNally and Transportation Data Source.