Call for Nominations: Women In Trucking 2022 Driver of the Year Award Sponsored by Walmart

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Dec 20, 2021 5:15:00 AM

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Plover, WI – December 20, 2021 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking nominations for the annual Women In Trucking Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart. The third annual award recognizes exceptional female professional drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively working to enhance the public image of the trucking industry.

“At Walmart, we believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity, experiences, ideas and opinions, while being inclusive of all people. That’s part of why we are pleased to sponsor the Women in Trucking’s Female Driver of the Year award again as a way to recognize and empower women who are making an impact across the industry,” said Ryan McDaniel, Vice President of Transportation and Women In Trucking board member. “I continue to be proud of the work Walmart and Women In Trucking are doing to advance women within transportation.” 

The application is open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles. Nominees must demonstrate a positive contribution to the trucking industry and their community.  

“Each year we become more amazed at both the quality and the quantity of drivers nominated for this prestigious award,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO.  “If you know of a female driver who deserves to be recognized, we ask that you submit her information so we can recognize her for her exceptional service to the industry.”

The finalists and overall winner will be recognized at the 2022 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. on Friday, March 25. The winner will be chosen based on her safety record, positive community contributions, and impact on the public image of the trucking industry. She will receive a plaque, commemorative ring and more.

Nomination forms can be submitted at womenintrucking.org/female-driver-of-the-year. Nominations are due February 1, 2022. 

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About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

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: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

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