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Women in Trucking continues to grow (May 19, 2010)

PLOVER, Wis. -- Now entering its fourth year, Women in Trucking is continuing to grow its membership and ...

PLOVER, Wis. — Now entering its fourth year, Women in Trucking is continuing to grow its membership and corporate sponsorship.

“We have survived some of the worst economic conditions this industry has experienced, but we are moving forward with the largest member base in our history,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the organization. “We have lofty goals for the coming year and we are in a position to meet or exceed those goals.”

At a recent meeting, the Women in Trucking board voted to retain current officers, including: chairwoman Leigh Foxall, Internet Truckstop; vice-chairwoman Debbie Sparks, Truckload Carriers Association; secretary Jayne Gunn, Sunbury Transport; and treasurer, H. Lenora Hardee, Navistar.

“I am especially excited to see the momentum grow as we start new initiatives and gain additional industry support for our efforts,” said chairwoman Foxall. “We want to bring more women into all areas of the trucking industry and the timing is right to add new people as the economy turns and the need for workers increases.”  

Currently, Women in Trucking boasts 1,500 corporate and individual members in the US, Canada, Australia and even the Virgin Islands.

Among its future goals, the organization plans to produce a white paper on best practices for driver-trainer policies for over-the-road carriers, raise awareness of issues concerning members and also to increase awareness of industry leaders who have furthered the mission of the organization.

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