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Driver of the Year

The annual award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively enhancing the public image of the trucking industry.

wit.doy.walmartEvery year, Women In Trucking Association (WIT) seeks nominations for the annual Women In Trucking Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart. The ward recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.

Female drivers are still in the minority and we consider them all to be pioneers today. This award allows us to recognize a woman who is a positive example of a successful and accomplished driver and give her the recognition she deserves.” - Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO.

Requirements Include:

  • The application is open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles.
  • Nominations are open to owner-operators and company drivers. 
  • The driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which she is currently leased or employed and must have three years of experience with that company.
  • A personal statement explaining in 250 words or less why they should be selected.
  • At least three letters of recommendation explaining in 250 words or less why the driver should be selected.
  • Two print-quality photographs (300 dpi)

The finalists and overall winner will be recognized at the 2021 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The winner will be chosen based on her safety record, positive community contributions, and impact on the public image of the trucking industry. She will receive a plaque, commemorative ring and more.

Nominations are now closed

 

View Nomination Form

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2020 Driver of the Year

susie-deridder-206Susie De Ridder, company driver for Armour Transportation Systems, was the winner of the first annual Driver of the Year award.

“Susie De Ridder has been a visible advocate for women in the trucking industry and we are so proud to honor her with the first-ever ‘Driver of the Year award.’ Her safety standards and community involvement enhance a positive public image of the trucking industry,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT.

Watch the video below for the virtual winner announcement hosted by Drive My Way.


Questions?

Contact Lana Nichols at (208) 217-2147 or programs@womenintrucking.org.