Women In Trucking Association Announces Class of 2024 Image Team

by Women In Trucking Staff, on May 6, 2024 8:11:09 AM


ARLINGTON, Va. – May 6, 2024 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today its Class of 2024 Image Team, which is a group of subject matter experts in the opportunities, challenges and experiences of female professional truck drivers. Established in 2015, the Women In Trucking Image Team members participate in ride-along events for legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to provide a deeper understanding of experiences and obstacles female drivers face on the road. WIT Image Team members also speak to the media and industry professionals at public events and industry conferences.

“Members of the Image Team educate the industry and the public at-large on critical issues faced by female professional truck drivers,” said WIT’s president and CEO Jennifer Hedrick, CAE. “They share their personal and professional stories through creative content and social media. They are the faces and voices of the female perspective in the trucking industry.” The Image Team represents the mission of the association, which is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry, she added.

New “Class of 2024” members include: Jerri Baez, telematics safety specialist with Colony Hardware; April Crysel, professional driver with Chestnut Enterprises; Melissa Eauclaire, professional driver with Boyle Transportation; Ashley Finneran, transportation advisor with SRS Distribution; Yuma Haidara, certified driver trainer with Walmart; Esther Parsons, feeder driver with UPS.

This new class joins the existing group of 18 legacy members, many representing the industry since the Image Team’s inception in 2015. Legacy members include the following professional truck drivers: Carmen Anderson with American Service Line; Ingrid Brown with Rollin’ B LLC; Susie DeRidder with Day and Ross; Jodi Edwards with J.B. Hunt Transport; Allyson Hay with Walmart Private Fleet; Wyzeena Heeny with Covenant Logistics; Vanita Johnson with EPES Transport System; Deb LaBree with Castle Transport LLC, leased to Landstar; Joanne Millen Mackenzie with Highland Transport; and Kellylynn McLaughlin with Clean Harbors. Other legacy members include Cindi Alexander, co-owner and training instructor with Lake Cumberland CDL Training School; Jeana Hysell, senior safety consultant with J.J. Keller & Associates; Michele Joslin, director of training and compliance with Justified Diligence; Stephanie Klang, driver ambassador with WIT; Jill Maschmeier, director of safety and compliance with National Carriers; and KayLeigh McCall, driver training engineer with Schneider National.

For more information, visit www.WomenInTrucking.org. 


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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bridgestone Americas, Daimler Truck North America, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, Navistar International, Inc., PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and WM. 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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About Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

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