Why They're Choosing a Future in Trucking
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Jan 27, 2021 10:40:36 AM
Founded in 2011, the Women In Trucking Foundation raises funds to make scholarships available in the trucking industry in the fields of Safety, Driving, Technical and Leadership. The non-profit's core mission is to help turns jobs into careers through education and training. Through eight major partners, $3,000+ individual donations on Giving Tuesday, and the first Lena Daly Rita Scholarship, 32 scholarships were issued to women in the industry in 2020!
Meet some of the latest recipients and learn why they're passionate about pursuing a career in trucking.
"At age 56, it is difficult to find a career that offers you the freedom & financial stability to start your own business on your own terms. I will be able to have the financial stability I long for as well as the ability to spend time with my family & visit my grandchildren whenever I want."
"For over 20 years I've always worked without any direction but I've always had a fascination with driving tractor trailers. When it became more than just a dream, I totally went in 100%! Driving is exactly what I was meant to do and as a woman it's that much more exciting."
"The trucking industry is a growing atmosphere and will always have work available. I am looking for that steady income and doing something I enjoy, which is driving! I look forward to the new career choice I have made in my life."