WIT Announces its April 2018 Member of the Month

Plover, WI — April 1, 2018 — Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Melissa Allen as its April Member of the Month. Melissa is a professional driver for Schneider.

Melissa was raised in the infamous west end of Louisville KY. She moved away as soon as she could and began to have a positive impact on the world around her. After spending several years in the Army Reserve, Melissa went into active duty and spent a short time overseas where she improved the way information was communicated about casualties.

Upon returning stateside, she continued her education and started her own web design company. Melissa built websites for companies all over the United States for seven years before she got her CDL. Why the drastic career change? She says, “The economy forced me to find a recession-proof career.”

Melissa has been serving her country as an over-the-road truck driver for the past four years. However, driving isn’t the only thing she does. She has recently invented a product to solve a problem in the trucking industry.

Melissa repeatedly became frustrated when the fuel nozzle kept falling out of the tanks during fueling. She asked around and realized other drivers had the same problem. So, she came up with a solution. Melissa invented a fueling brace that holds the nozzle secure in the tank during fueling. She has already made prototypes and began the patent process for a brace that fits the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. More information about the fueling brace can be found at www.FuelingBrace.com

Melissa urges women to not only live their lives to the fullest, but also make a positive impact on the world around us.

Melissa Allen
Melissa Allen


About Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org/ or call 888-464-9482.