Trucking fleets and creative childcare benefits

Trucking has an opportunity to lead with creative childcare benefits

TRUCKING HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD WITH CREATIVE CHILDCARE BENEFITS Unlike economic recessions past, women bore the brunt of the job losses in the COVID-era downturn. And even though overall employment numbers have recouped most of the losses since the severe spring 2020 mini-recession, women have lagged in that recovery. The number of women who

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A farewell to the Board at Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking

FROM LEAH’S DESK: CELEBRATING SIX YEARS OF RELATIONSHIPS AND PURPOSE AT WOMEN IN TRUCKING I have to admit it’s somewhat of an interesting juncture that I find myself writing this farewell note to the Board of Directors of Women in Trucking — at 43, eight months pregnant, and suddenly face to face with the same

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Thanking Women Who Paved The Way In Trucking History

Trucking History

THIS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, WE’RE SHINING LIGHT ON PROMINENT FEMALES IN TRUCKING HISTORY Across today’s trucking industry, there are more women earning a living driving a truck, working phone lines as a recruiter, guiding dispatch and back-office operations, and sitting in board rooms in executive roles than at any point in trucking history. The quest

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Redefining The “Typical” Truck Driver

Redfining the Typical Truck Driver

REDEFINING THE “TYPICAL” TRUCK DRIVER Who is a “typical” truck driver in the United States today? The answer to that question is shifting, and The National Transportation Institute is excited to see new trends emerge. A driver shortage has plagued the trucking industry for years, and it became particularly acute in 2020 and 2021. There’s

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Recruiting More Women to Your Fleet

Recruiting More Women to Your Fleet

RECRUITING MORE WOMEN TO YOUR FLEET Close your eyes and try to picture a “typical” truck driver. Did you envision a man? If so, there’s a reason for that. At present, women make up nearly half of the American workforce, but less than 8% of truck drivers. Efforts to improve these figures are picking up

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Women In Trucking Association partners with The National Transportation Institute to gather and distribute its WIT Index

In an effort to better quantify the number of women working in the trucking industry, Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) created the “WIT Index”, which measures the number of women drivers and management at organizations nationwide. One of the most often asked questions is “how many women are in the trucking industry?”  Of course,

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