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Driver Ambassador Program

Meet the Women In Trucking Driver Ambassador, Kellylynn McLaughlin!

WIT Driver Ambassador Kellylynn McLaughlin is a professional over-the-road CMV Driver and Training Engineer for Schneider National and currently serves on 2021 FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Driver Panel. The Driver Ambassador program focuses on raising awareness for the WIT mission, promoting the career opportunities women have in trucking, celebrating their accomplishments, removing obstacles female truck drivers face, and increasing membership for the organization. 

Her Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Spreading WIT’s message and giving visibility to the association’s efforts to bring more women into the industry by attending and speaking at non-industry trade shows, driving schools, associations, and other industry events
  • Sharing her stories of life on the road through her blog series
  • Providing media interviews
  • Giving rides to legislators, regulators and the media
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About Kellylynn

Before she got in the driver’s seat, Kellylynn received a degree in interior design, served in the Peace Corps, and was a professional trainer in passenger safety. It was as the director of logistics for her kids’ marching band that she discovered she loved everything about driving a truck and the problem solving it entailed. While she enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes tour of how the country runs, she quickly realized life on the road as a female driver had its challenges, from getting basic necessities to the lack of respect. She became passionate about effecting change in the industry in a positive way for women and for men — for every driver, and sharing how trucking is an incredibly rewarding career and there is so much opportunity, especially for women.
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Meet WITney, Our Driver Ambassador Trailer!

The Driver Ambassador Trailer is ready to roll! The trailer, named WITney – an homage to the association’s abbreviation – will accompany Driver Ambassador Kellylynn McLaughlin out on the road. Not only is WITney a traveling billboard for the nonprofit, but hosts an array of educational components that introduce the career of professional truck driving, feature female success stories, and dive into the history of WIT and its mission.

As attendees enter the expo trailer, they can experience:

  •  Interactive kiosks on trucking 101, common myth busters, general Q&A, and a quiz on whether trucking would be the right career fit.
  • A wall mural showcasing the association’s accomplishments since its inception in 2007.
  • A female trucker uniform display featuring Dovetail Workwear, Juno Jones steel-toed boots, safety vest and gloves supplied by Safety4Her, safety glasses, and a trucker bag.
  • Headset kiosks to hear inspirational stories on how females make it work with family, career and overall lifestyle.
  • A custom-made state-of-the-art driver simulator courtesy of Advanced Training Systems that allows attendees to experience truck driving in different scenarios, regions of the country, weather conditions and more.

Driver Ambassador Blog

“Trucking is an incredibly rewarding career, and there is so much opportunity, especially for women.  It is my mission to effect change in this industry in a positive way for women and for men — for every driver.” 

'A Day in the Life of a Driver' Video Series

Kellylynn shares stories from life on the road and helpful tips and tricks she's learned along the way to becoming a successful and safe professional driver.

 

 

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GRILL LEVEL

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