Women in Trucking Blog / Driver Perspective

by Ellen Voie, on Jul 29, 2020 1:52:29 PM

Recently I reached out to our driver members and asked them about the stresses they are experiencing due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Challenges included access to personal protection supplies and …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver PerspectiveHealth and Wellness

by Kellylynn McLaughlin, on Jul 28, 2020 10:49:58 AM

As those in the trucking industry know, the Post-Trip Inspection is a time to check and see if anything has changed with your equipment since you began your trip and …

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Topics:Professional DevelopmentDriver AmbassadorDriver Perspective

by Ellen Voie, on Dec 2, 2019 8:06:00 PM

Each year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) asks drivers and carriers about their top concerns. As you can imagine, the drivers list differs from the trucking companies’ list, but some issues …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver PerspectiveEllen's Blog

by uShip, on Mar 8, 2019 3:39:00 PM

This blog post is one in a series by Women In Trucking member uShip that celebrates women in the logistics industry. Inspired by International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) and …

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Topics:LeadershipLife on the RoadDriver Perspective

by Sandy Long, on Aug 22, 2017 4:51:00 PM

Perhaps one of the greatest disservices to the trucking industry outside of the old ABC’s 20/20 Killer Truck Drivers segment is how trucking has been portrayed in movies and television …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver Perspective

by Sandy Long, on May 2, 2017 4:57:00 PM

Sit back in any truck stop or rest area and you may see a vast array of pets, from birds to snakes, brought out of trucks for a bit of fresh air The …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver Perspective

by Sandy Long, on Jan 23, 2017 5:02:00 PM

According to statistics, 79% of all accidents involving semi-trucks are caused by car drivers. Few, if any states, require car drivers to learn during license testing about sharing the road …

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Topics:Life on the RoadDriver Perspective

by Sandy Long, on Sep 2, 2016 5:09:00 PM

When people think about the trucking industry they think about the jobs of truck driving and perhaps dispatching. They do not know of the many other jobs available in the …

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Topics:Driver Perspective

by Ellen Voie, on Jul 18, 2016 3:29:00 PM

The mission of Women In Trucking Association is to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry. While we represent all careers in transportation, much of our work …

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Topics:Human ResourcesDriver PerspectiveEllen's Blog

by Sandy Long, on Jun 13, 2016 5:19:00 PM

Women In Trucking members Lee and Kari Fisher are owner operators. Kari is a wife/rider on the truck helping with all aspects of the job except for driving. A few …

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Topics:SafetyLife on the RoadDriver Perspective