Women In Trucking Association is an organization whose mission is to “encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.”
Plover, WI: The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association‘s primary goal is to increase the precentage of women employed in the trucking industry. Walmart has been supporting this iniative as a Gold Level Partner since 2009 and is its longest top level sponsor.
Cleveland, OH: Virginia Sturtevant practiced her overhand pitch for weeks before Saturday’s Cleveland Indians game against the Tampa Bay Rays. As an owner-operator leased to FedEx Custom Critical, she was given the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game. Her practice paid off and the ball flew over home plate with ease.
The Mackinac Bridge is a five mile structure that connects the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the lower portion of the state. Every year on the second weekend in September, you can watch nearly 200 trucks cross the bridge to celebrate the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show â€œParade of Lights.â€
With more women entering the trucking industry, truck manufacturers are working on ways to meet the needs of a new demographic. Women are typically shorter, with shorter arms and legs, and wider hips. In the past, trucks were designed with men as the standard user.