Women in Trucking (WIT) is currently accepting nominations for their 2015 Image Team—a group of female drivers who will be “the face of Women in Trucking” by attending major truck shows, writing articles from their point of view and conducting media interviews. They will be expected to speak articulately and enthusiastically about the trucking industry and to serve as mentors for new Image Team members.
To be eligible for consideration as an Image Team member, candidates must hold a valid commercial driver’s license and be employed as a commercial motor vehicle driver. They must also have an outstanding safety record and speak convincingly about their commitment to safety.
“We are often contacted by media for interviews and ride-alongs and are excited to be able to offer interview requests in the future with an Image Team [member] ready to speak about the positive aspects of their job and the industry,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO, Women In Trucking. “Women are still an anomaly as drivers and the media is often intrigued to learn more about the female drivers who are perceived as doing a ‘man’s job.’ These drivers will break that stereotype and will be role models for the women who enter the trucking industry in the future."
Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2015. Applications can be found on the WIT website. The top ten qualifying applicants will participate in a selection interview in February. The 2015 Image Team will be announced at the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 28, 2015.
WIT was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. The purpose of the Image Team is to represent these goals while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face.