2018 Photo Contest Winners Announced

This summer, drivers and companies got out their cameras and Clare dolls in honor of the fourth annual "I HEART Trucking" photo contest. This contest offers drivers and transportation professionals a way to share their view of trucking with others in a positive way, and participants got creative with this year’s theme, “Clare’s First Road Trip.”    


"The Biggest Little Ray of Sunshine" - People's Choice Winner

The winners will be recognized at the “I Heart Trucking” reception at the 2018 Accelerate! Conference & Expo, will receive a plaque for their creative achievement, and will be featured in WIT's official magazine, Redefining the Road.  

"It was very important for me to participate in this year's photo contest to give Clare more exposure for her mission: To Inspire more young ladies from an early age into the trucking industry," said People’s Choice winner Susie De Ridder. "Clare is definitely a great asset to the trucking industry and gets lots of love from younger generations - I wish I would have had a Clare doll growing up!” 

Judges’ Choice winner Melanie Fealkovich also weighed in on the importance of Clare and the annual photo contest, “It is important to us at Transport Services to participate in the photo contest to be positive role models to young women and encourage them to become leaders in their professional careers. All the girls were very excited to receive their Clare dolls! In fact, Transport Services purchased enough Clare dolls to give to all of our employees with young daughters and granddaughters. They all love them!”


"Delivering Dolls to Dolls!" - Judges' Choice Winner

People’s Choice 

Winner – "The Biggest Little Ray of Sunshine" by Susie De Ridder, Armour Transportation Systems
Runner up – "Clare takes a little trip to London, Ohio along with Susan Greaves driver for Dot Transportation" by Sheila Moran, Dot Transportation, Inc.
1st Runner up – "Delivering Dolls to Dolls!" by Melanie Fealkovich, Transport Services, Inc.

Judges’ Choice

Winner – "Delivering Dolls to Dolls!" by Melanie Fealkovich, Transport Services, Inc. 
Runner up – "Keller Trucking's Road Trip!" by Lauren Pohlmann, Thomas E. Keller Trucking  
1st Runner up – "Pre Trip" by Hilary Geren, Sun Valley Hutchinson, Ks

This year’s contest was sponsored by Hudson Insurance Group.

See past photo contest winners:


Clare is available at Travel Centers including TA/Petro Stopping Centers across the country. You can also purchase the doll at Amazon or HABAUSA.com (use WIT5OFF code at checkout for a $5.00 discount at HABAUSA).