Women In Trucking 2015 I HEART Trucking contest winners

August 31, 2015

In an effort to promote a positive view of the trucking industry, the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) hosted the “I HEART Trucking” photo contest.

The contest, which ran from June 23 to July 24, received three-dozen entries from industry professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Professional drivers and other trucking industry contestants, using their own cameras or phones submitted the photos. The contest was sponsored by Schneider and Waste Management, who also assisted in judging the entries.

Judging was based on originality, composition, quality, and “I HEART Trucking” theme.

The contest winners are:
People’s Choice
Winner – “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” by Susan De Ridder
1st runner-up – “Trucking Alaska” by Peggy Biro
2nd runner-up – “Living the truck experience” by Shantell Zuzueta

Judges’ Choice
Winner - “Rise and Shine” by Kim Grimm
1st runner-up – “The Beauty of Trucking” by Andrea Noto
2nd runner-up – “Car Hauler” by Martha Ibarra

Honorable Mention “May we NEVER forget” by Julie Matulle

“These photos truly express a positive and honorable perspective of the trucking industry,” said WIT President/CEO, Ellen Voie. “It is a great way to show the non-trucking public a side of transportation they might not normally see.”

Winners received a plaque at the Women In Trucking reception at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which was sponsored by Werner Enterprises and Rand McNally.


People’s Choice Winner “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” by Susan De Ridder


Judges’ Choice Winner “Rise and Shine” by Kim Grimm


Honorable Mention “May we NEVER forget!” by Julie Matulle