Michele Wade

Michele Wade

Michele puts her 20+ years experience in transportation and business along with an English M.A. degree to good use acting as the Editorial Director of Redefining the Road, Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) official magazine.

Recent Posts by Michele Wade:

by Michele Wade, on Aug 25, 2020 11:29:47 AM

As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao plays a vital role in shaping the industry. She oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and serves as principle advisor to the president in …

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Topics:LeadershipRedefining The Road MagazineWomen In TruckingGender Diversity Issues

by Michele Wade, on Aug 19, 2020 9:20:41 AM

“I’m a third-generation lady trucker. I grew up in trucks,” Jacinda Duran proclaims proudly. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, who were both truck drivers, she launched …

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Topics:Redefining The Road MagazineLife on the RoadDriver Perspective

by Michele Wade, on Aug 11, 2020 10:07:37 AM

According to American Express’ 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, employment by woman-owned companies (WOBs) in the transportation and warehousing industry increased 10 percent between 2014 and 2019. Even more …

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Topics:LeadershipProfessional DevelopmentRedefining The Road Magazine

by Michele Wade, on Jun 24, 2020 1:16:00 PM

Safety is a priority at National Carriers Inc. (NCI), a diversified motor carrier based in Irving, Texas. Redefining The Road recently caught up with Jill Maschmeier, Director of Safety and …

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Topics:Redefining The Road MagazineSafety

by Michele Wade, on May 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How can women engage men in improving gender diversity in the workplace? “Awareness building is an important first step in winning men’s support,” says Kelly Wolf Gonzalez, Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at KeepTruckin Inc, …

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Topics:LeadershipRedefining The Road Magazine

by Michele Wade, on May 19, 2020 10:18:00 AM

Characteristics that are often associated with men – such as aggression, competition and decisiveness – are frequently rewarded in today’s workplace. While such behavior might go against their natural instincts, …

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Topics:LeadershipProfessional Development

by Michele Wade, on May 5, 2020 3:29:00 PM

Joyce Brenny and her husband Todd founded Brenny Transportation in 1996 with three employees. Today, they have 100, including their daughter and son-in-law. The company has ranked as one of the Star Tribune’s Top …

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Topics:LeadershipOperations

by Michele Wade, on Mar 10, 2020 10:24:00 AM

More than 60,000 new drivers are needed, according to the American Trucking Associations. And with the driver turnover rate at approximately 87 percent, fleets are struggling to hold onto the …

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Topics:LeadershipHuman ResourcesSales & MarketingRedefining The Road Magazine

by Michele Wade, on Jan 6, 2020 5:32:00 PM

Safety is a top concern for women drivers, according to the Women In Trucking Association’s Best Practices Guide to Increasing Women Drivers in the Industry. When asked to rate how safe …

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Topics:Redefining The Road MagazineLife on the Road

by Michele Wade, on Jan 6, 2020 3:56:00 PM

The number of women-owned businesses is growing 2.5 times faster than the national average and has more than doubled in 20 years, according to American Express’ annual State of Women-Owned …

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Topics:LeadershipRedefining The Road Magazine