Women In Trucking Association's Educational Trailer Features Custom Driver Training Simulator

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Sep 13, 2022 5:00:00 AM


Plover, WI – Sept. 13, 2022 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) now has a state-of-the-art training simulator featured in the educational trailer, WITney™. The custom-built TaskMaster Driver Training Simulator was donated by Advanced Training Systems (ATS), headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla.  

The educational trailer is the cornerstone of the association’s Driver Ambassador program, aimed at promoting career opportunities for women in the trucking industry, celebrating inspirational women, and raising awareness of WIT’s mission.

“The simulator is the top feature of WITney™ and the reason many people even enter the trailer,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Everyone wants to test his or her skills as a professional driver, and this simulator gives a small glimpse into what the job is like from the seat of a cab.”

The ATS TaskMaster contains patented technology that provides the most “true to life” simulated training with an embedded interactive Digital Coach. Driving skill sets are broken into user-friendly manageable sections that enable the trainee to build a solid foundation before moving onto the next lesson. The embedded remediation by the Digital Coach increases training efficiency and streamlines the learning curve. Students not only learn quicker on a TaskMaster, but they are better prepared in hazard perception awareness and reaction skills when they get on the road.

“We are so proud to have been able to provide WIT with a new custom TaskMaster for their educational trailer, WITney™,” said Becky Hudson, ATS vice president. “WIT does such great work and ATS is committed to providing the best simulators to all who train new drivers, especially with the advent of training younger drivers.”

The expo trailer can be seen at industry events, schools, and Girl Scout events, as well as recruiting and hiring events.


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 Truck North America, DAT Solutions, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, 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.

About ATS

Advanced Training Systems LLC is a high-tech simulator technology and engineering firm that has revolutionized the design and manufacture of advanced training systems and simulation equipment. ATS has combined experience of 100 years in the simulation training industry. We enjoy a low profile which means low overhead. Word of mouth and industry knowledge keep customers seeking out the product line. ShiftMaster™, TransMaster™ and FleetMaster™ are the ATS truck training suite of products. ATS is proud and confident that its continued development means continued success in the simulator industry. For more information, visit www.atstrainingsystems.com, call 800.870.5782 or email bhudson@atstrainingsystems.com.

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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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