About Us

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization focused on the transportation and logistics industry. Our mission? To encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.


Our Team

The Women In Trucking Association was founded in 2007.  In just a few short years, through the support of thousands of transportation-related companies, drivers and dedicated individuals, this organization has made significant strides in accomplishing its mission.

Our History & Timeline

Although the trucking industry has made great strides to accommodate women, there are still obstacles that might cause some to avoid this career opportunity and others who choose to leave. As carriers advertise automated transmissions, air ride seats, drop and hook freight, and regional runs, the industry becomes more attractive for female drivers as well as their male counterparts.

Outside of the truck, our focus is to bring more women into leadership roles to create a more diverse environment and to tap into unrealized potential. We represent women who design the trucks, own the trucks, sell the trucks, fix the trucks, and drive the trucks.

In our short history, Women In Trucking has accomplished a great deal since the association was formed. At that first meeting held in March of 2007, twelve innovative and influential women formed the first board of directors and established the group’s mission.

ellen voie timeline


Ellen Voie founds the Women In Trucking Association and the first membership drive attracts 500 members.

MATS timeline


  • 1st reception at MATS—chocolate fountain introduced!
  • Voie earns commercial driver’s license (CDL)
Salute Timeline


WIT launches the first “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel.” This same year Ellen Voie becomes WIT President & CEO and SiriusXM’s Freewheelin’ show features Voie.
ride along timeline


  • Frito Lay becomes 1st Gold Level Partner
  • First male director joins the board
  • WIT Scholarship Foundation is born
  • First ride along with chair of the NTSB
  • 1st annual “Influential Woman in Trucking” award handed out
redefining the road timeline


The Women In Trucking Association launches premier issue of Redefining the Road magazine!

champions of change timeline


  • The White House recognizes WIT as “Transportation Innovator Champion of Change!”
  • Voie travels to speak to Transport Women Australia
white house timeline


  • President Obama invites Voie to commemorate 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act.
  • WIT Board member attends signing of Transportation Bill at White House. 
  • WIT also publishes a children’s activity book.
patch 2 timeline


  • WIT develops Girl Scout “Trucks are for girls” Transportation patch.
  • WIT introduces weekly “WIT eNews."
  • WIT creates list of Certified Women Owned Businesses
accelerate timeline


  • “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award is established.
  • WIT CEO Voie is appointed to U.S. DOT’s Entry Level Driver Advisory Committee.
  • WIT creates Image Team.
  • WIT holds first Accelerate! Conference and Expo


  • MindShare Strategies becomes WIT’s association management company.
  • WIT holds 1st Canadian “Salute to Women behind the Wheel."
  • FMCSA Administrator goes for ride along with Image Team member.


  • WIT celebrates 10th Anniversary.
  • Girl Scout Supply Chain Activity Book is published
  • WIT membership reaches 4,000 members
  • FMCSA Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson named 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking


  • WIT Truck Give-Away (2014 Volvo VNL670)
  • WIT introduces Clare trucker doll
  • Women In Trucking Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Channel debuts
  • Founder Ellen Voie seeks legislation promoting same-gender training policy


  • 5th annual Accelerate! Conference attracts 1,100+ registrants
  • Image Team member Deb LaBree featured on NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY
  • 10th Anniversary of the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel




  • WIT launches annual Female Driver of the Year award
  • WIT helps to spearhead Women in Trucking Workforce Act
  • WIT Index shows 10% of professional truck drivers are women


  • Educational WITney trailer launches
  • WIT Founder serves on FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee
  • Local chapter strategy announced


  • Seven Image Team members participate in roundtable hosted by the White House Gender Policy Council
  • WIT launches comprehensive Professional Driver Hub
  • Accelerate! Conference attracts a record-breaking 1,700 registrants


  • Jennifer Hedrick named WIT President & CEO
  • WIT Truck Giveaway (2018 Volvo VNL670)

Ready to Join?

Membership is not limited to women, as our efforts will benefit every one of us who wants to see the industry opened up to more individuals, regardless of gender.