PLOVER, Wisc. – Women in Trucking (WIT) has recently formed its first Image Team.
The Image Team
The Image Team is a group of five professional female drivers whose mission it is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry and promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced.
The Image Team will participate in ride alongs for legislators and industry leaders, as well as being available to the media.
“The WIT Board is extremely excited about the creation of the Women in Trucking Image Team,” said Mark Rousseau, director of logistics and transportation, Frito-Lay, North America and WIT board member and Image Team judge. “These drivers will help the WIT Association advance our mission. In addition, the WIT Image Team will assist the Industry in improving trucking’s image by changing perceptions about truck drivers and their jobs. These women are true pioneers for not just WIT, but for the trucking industry. We congratulate them on their selection to this very impactful role,” Rousseau added.
To have qualified to be a part of the Image Team, an applicant had to have a valid commercial licence and be a member of WIT for at least one year. The application process also required a 250-word essay explaining why she should be chosen to be a part of the team.
After a selection committee reviewed and interviewed the finalists, five women were chosen to join the Image Team.
The 2015 Women In Trucking Image Team is comprised of
• Stephanie Klang, Con-way Truckload
• Allyson Hay, Walmart Transportation
• Wyzeena Heeny, Covenant Transport
• Carol Nixon, Walmart Transportation
• Ingrid Brown, Rollin’ B LLC
The announcement of the Image Team was made at the sixth annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event in Louisville, Ky.