‘Women in Trucking’ Category

One Mom’s Battle to Make Trucking Safer

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
The Georgia mom of two teenage girls is doing everything she can to make sure other parents never have to live through the tragedy she is currently facing. In May of 2013, Marianne Karth was driving on the highway with her daughters, seventeen-year-old AnnaLeah and thirteen-year-old Mary. Suddenly, her car was slammed from behind by a tractor trailer, which cause the […] ... continue reading »

Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 […] ... continue reading »

Is Bringing Your Child Along for the Ride a Good Idea For Truckers?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
If you’ve ever taken one of your kids with you on the road, you know how their faces light up when they hear about your plans. Even so, it might not be a good idea for you to bring them along, no matter how much fun you both think it’s going to be. Lack of Movement Kids need to play […] ... continue reading »

Trucker News Roundup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Here’s an update on some of the trucking news we’ve been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero A truck driver from Rancho Cucamonga, California was recently named this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Ivan Vasovic was honored for rescuing a fellow driver whose double tanker truck full of diesel fuel wound up hanging halfway […] ... continue reading »

Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they’re coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry. Women have come out from behind dispatchers’ desks to take the wheels of heavy haulers. They’re muscling their way up the corporate […] ... continue reading »

Championing the Cause of Women in Trucking

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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The image most people carry in their minds of those in the trucking industry, and especially of a typical truck driver, is male. As a result, women who want to enter the industry are likely to encounter obstacles that men do not. One of the fastest growing associations in the trucking industry, the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) is working […] ... continue reading »

Organizations That Help Owner Operators

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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Many truckers new to the business are unaware of organizations that represent their interests.  Some charge a fee for services or membership while others simply work in the interest of their members.  One of the best known of these is the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc, also known as OOIDA. This organization has been in existence since 1970 and is dedicated […] ... continue reading »