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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.

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CONGRATULATIONS NIKKI WEAVER!
2021 DRIVER OF THE YEAR

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 award recognizes outstanding female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.

Weaver has been a professional driver for over 20 years. For the first seven years of her career, she was an over-the-road driver. Then, she became a company driver with FedEx Freight and has been with the company for 13 years. She now has more than 2 million accident-free miles and zero moving violations.

Since 2019, Weaver has served as an America’s Road Team Captain. She was most recently a finalist for the Luella Bates Award at FedEx Freight and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Bravo Zulu Award, an award created by FedEx Freight founder, Fred Smith. She speaks to community colleges about the trucking industry as well as the Pennsylvania State Police Academy’s new commercial officer cadets. She is an advocate for Truckers Against Trafficking and has attended their leadership conference and is also involved with outreach programs in her community. Her 10-year-old son is proud of her and loves what she does for a living.  

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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.