Women in Trucking Blog / Ellen's Blog

by Ellen Voie, on Oct 4, 2019 8:20:00 PM

We just wrapped up the 2019 Accelerate! Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. If you weren't one of the 1,123 registered attendees, you missed one of the most inspiring, educational, and …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jul 31, 2019 8:27:00 PM

Regan is a professional driver for YRCW. When she started working for the carrier, she identified as a male but has since transitioned into a female. She is one of …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jul 2, 2019 8:50:00 PM

For those of us in the trucking industry, we are well aware that the four-wheeler causes most crashes involving a commercial truck. It’s frustrating for all of us that student …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jun 4, 2019 8:40:00 AM

I was recently reading a trade journal when I found an article titled "The Seven Percent."* It was about the lack of women in the industry and how the numbers aren't …

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by Ellen Voie, on Apr 23, 2019 8:47:00 AM

This week I traveled to Australia to speak at a conference. On my flight from Sydney to Perth, I was pulled aside for additional screening for explosives. The agent passed …

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by Ellen Voie, on Feb 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM

This blog is a little more personal than most. This morning I learned a first cousin passed away, alone, in his apartment. He was divorced, and his children had moved …

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by Ellen Voie, on Oct 29, 2018 1:40:00 PM

Every day the admins on the Women In Trucking Association Facebook group scan the posts for negativity, profanity and just plain nastiness. Every day someone is banned from the site …

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by Ellen Voie, on Aug 30, 2018 1:48:00 PM

Before satellite radio became a reality in 1990, professional drivers and anyone who traversed the country had to either listen to their cassettes (or eight tracks!) or they would be …

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by Ellen Voie, on Aug 2, 2018 2:09:00 PM

Ten years ago, when I would stand in front of trucking company executives to talk about Women In Trucking (WIT), their comments were typically dispassionate. “We don’t care if the driver is …

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by Ellen Voie, on Jun 3, 2018 2:17:00 PM

Imagine you are a 24-year-old female who decides to become a professional driver. You attend a truck driving school during the day for three to six weeks. You proudly display …

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