Looking in the Rearview: The Best of 2023

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Dec 27, 2023 9:19:32 AM


As 2023 comes to a close, what topics caught the eyes of our readers over the past twelve months? From recognition, Trucks are for Girls events, HERstories and more, here are the top most-clicked stories of 2023.



2023 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation Announced

This is the sixth year of this prestigious recognition program and it garnered a record number of more than 27,000 votes to identify and validate the final companies named to the list. These companies are committed to fostering an exceptional workplace environment for women, supporting their career development and advancement, and setting ambitious goals to attract and retain more women. Read More


2023 Top Women to Watch in Transportation Announced

These talented and accomplished women are making an impact in their respective fields while pushing the envelope for women in the transportation industry. We applaud their ambition, brilliance, and prowess. Read More


Shelley Simpson Named 2023 Influential Woman in Trucking

Shelley Simpson, President, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., was awarded the 2023 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. "Her amazing and vast career, commitment to others and impact on trucking are all impressive accomplishments worthy of this unique recognition," said Angela Lentz, Chief People Officer, Daimler Truck North America, sponsor of this year's award. Read More 


Bass Named Women In Trucking Association’s 2023 Driver of the Year

Bass is professional driver at Transport Designs, Inc. and has been a long-haul professional driver for 50 years, accumulating 6 million accident-free miles! She is a lifetime member of WIT and Owner/Operator Independent Drivers Association, and is involved in numerous charities including St. Christopher Foundation, Hats for Heroes, Special Olympics, Trucker Buddy, and Charities for troops. Read More


WIT and Arrow Truck Sales Awards Truck to Female Owner-Operator

WIT and Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. were thrilled to hand over the keys to a 2018 Volvo VNL670 to Angelique Temple, a deserving member who truly embodies the WIT mission. Temple has been professionally driving since 1999 and became an owner-operator in 2021. She has served on the WIT Image Team since 2015, was inducted into the Howes Hall of Fame, and was selected to be one of the new voices of safety for FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety Program. Read More


'Trucks are for Girls' Invites Girl Scouts to Learn about Trucking Industry

Paper Transport in De Pere teamed up with Michelin to host a "Trucks Are for Girls" event with the local Girl Scouts troop. The program was developed to introduce, educate and inspire young girls about the exciting career opportunities in trucking and learn about safety and responsibility around large trucks. Read More



HERstory: Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)

One of the most influential safety advocacy groups in the country, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), was founded by Candy Lightner. MADD is recognized both nationally and internationally as the moving force behind reshaping the nation’s attitude toward drunk driving. Read more about her inspirational story. Read More


Driving with Disabilities

Can someone with physical disabilities become a professional driver? It is certainly possible, and many of the most experienced and relied-upon truckers have some type of disability. Here's everything you need to know. Read More


Taking Risks and Amplifying Your Voice in the Workplace

Taking risks and speaking up in the workplace has brought professional rewards and a sense of self-assurance for Brooke Vasquez, National Sales Manager for Peterbilt Motors Company - PACCAR Parts. "It allows me to be my authentic self, build genuine relationships and brings greater career fulfillment," she says. "Not holding back has kept me moving forward." Read More


Employee Resource Groups Support LGBTQ+ in Transportation Workforces

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) exist to provide support in personal or career development and create a safe space where employees can bring their whole selves to the table. We take a look at what some of the leading companies in our membership are doing to support their LGBTQ+ employees. Read More


The Industry Push to Stop Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month? Redefining the Road magazine spoke to Liz Williamson, Training Specialist for Truckers Against Trafficking, about her personal story and ways to spot a predator. Read More

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