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Life on the Road

Perspectives on the day-to-day life of being a professional driver.

A Day in the Life As a Trucker

Where Do Truckers Go to Have a Voice in Decisions?

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Charlene Frelix Johnson
Professional Driver

Charlene hauls loads of trash and hazardous materials across her service area five days a week. She jumps at the opportunity to lead and teach her fellow drivers.

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Indiana Girl Scouts Learn About Trucking

Recap: White House Roundtable Discussion

Game-Changing Technology that I Appreciate Today

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Peggy Arnold
Professional Driver

Peggy Arnold has been a professional driver for nearly 30 years and has nearly 1.9 million accident-free miles. She is proud to serve on her company's leadership team, Women's Inclusion Network Employee Resource Group, and safety team. Peggy was named WIT's 2022 Driver of the Year.

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Susie DeRidder
Professional Driver

With more than 40 years as a professional driver and 4 million accident-free miles, Susie was the winner of the first annual Driver of the Year award in 2020 and is currently a member of WIT's Image Team.

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How Retention & Respect Go Hand In Hand

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Q&A With 2021 Top Woman to Watch Carmen Anderson

In this Q&A, WIT talks with Carmen Anderson on what it's like to be a professional female driver, industry improvements, how to be successful, and more.

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Karen Noel
Owner-Operator

Six months into being a passenger with her husband, Noel decided to go to school to earn her CDL. "Trucking has made me a better person. I’ve learned patience while out on the road."

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What Truck Stop Showers Are REALLY Like

Building Your Network

Customer Experience Matters

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Aldijana Miljkovic
CEO & Founder

Aldijana has been in the trucking industry for nearly a decade. “I'm proud I got my WOSB certificate and am now running my own company, under my own authority."

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How Safe Do Female Drivers Feel On the Road?

WIT recently conducted a Female Driver Safety and Harassment Study - here are the top findings.

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HEALTHY Breakfast Recipe on the Road

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Jazmin Vasquez
Professional Driver

Jazmin is one of few drivers in the country who operates an electric heavy-duty truck. She is proud of the fact that she is contributing to healthier air quality. “If you want to drive, don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t.”

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A Day in the Life of a Professional Driver...When Everything Goes Wrong

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Recruiting the Younger Generation

With the average age of professional drivers inching closer toward retirement, it’s critical to start recruiting the next generation of transportation professionals now.

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Are You Staying Mentally Fit?

Delivering Wreaths for Wreaths Across America

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Melissa Bencivengo
Professional Driver

Melissa is one of the few women driving liquid bulk trucks. “Control the tanker, don’t fear it. Driving a liquid tanker is like driving with a dance partner, only you have to be the dance lead and control the movement of the product in the tank.”

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Cooking in My Tractor

Cleaning Out My Trailer

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Roberta McKenna
Professional Driver

Roberta is one of the few women in her company who hauls loads of hazardous material across the country. With more than 36 years in the industry, she feels that many of her experiences have made her who she is today – strong, powerful, and determined.

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Truck Driver Appreciation

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Why They're Choosing a Future in Trucking

Meet some of the Women In Trucking Foundation Scholarship recipients and learn why they're passionate about pursuing a career in trucking.

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Carina Beebe
Professional Driver

Since 1999, Carina has been a professional driver all over the world from Europe, Canada and the US. Today, she and her dog Jack are living her dream of driving. “I have always wanted to drive truck and see the world; I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

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Attending a Truck Driving Championship

You're Going to Fail...KEEP GOING!

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The Truth About Retreads: Debunking Common Retread Tire Myths

As a professional driver, you know the cost of replacing tires is a major expense. Retreads are a sustainable, cost-effective way to rack up those miles. To help with your evaluation, we’ve debunked some of the most common retread myths.

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Embracing Leading-Edge Technology

Gift Ideas for a Trucker

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Reanee Swiger-Gray
Professional Driver

Reanee has been driving since 2012 and is well over one million miles as an over-the-road driver. She is consistently one of her company's highest mileage drivers with an impeccable safety record. She is always looking for ways to improve skills and be a safer driver.

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Truck Parking Legislation

For the past twenty years, the issue of truck parking has made the top ten list of industry issues in the annual American Transportation Research Institute survey, and is still a top concern for drivers today.

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Squash Rockefeller Recipe

2021 Photo Contest - I AM ESSENTIAL

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Driving Change: LGBTQ Inclusion with Regan Morton

As a trans woman, Regan Morton works to raise awareness around issues of LGBTQ inclusivity. She shares how the trucking industry can better support LGBTQ drivers and why she's optimistic about the future.

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Harassment-Free Training Environment for Professional Drivers

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Liz Imel
Professional Driver

With her oldest daughter out of school and her youngest almost out of high school, she thought, “this is my chance!” She started truck driving school at her local community college and earned her CDL. 

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2020 Photo Contest - HERoes of the Highway

Trucker Love at Waupun Truck-N-Show

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Emily Soloby
Co-Owner & CEO

Emily is the co-owner of AAA School of Trucking and the Founder and CEO of Juno Jones Shoes, a new company creating stylish steel toe work boots for women. She is also the founder of the group Hazard Girls, and the host of the new weekly Hazard Girls show on the WAM (Women and Manufacturing) podcast.

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Finding Purpose After Loss

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Fierceness and Female Drivers

Did you know that the hummingbird is one of the fiercest animals? They remind WIT President Ellen Voie of the women who drive tractor trailers today - focused on getting to their destination and unstoppable.

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Serving on FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

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Nikki Weaver
Professional Driver

With over 20 years as a professional driver, 2 million accident-free miles, zero moving violations, and a visible advocate for truckers within her community, Nikki was named the 2021 Driver of the Year.

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Staying Safe on the Road

After more than 30 years on the road, Barb Duncan knows a thing or two about safety. She shareds a host of safety tips to help other female professional drivers.

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Participating in Wreaths Across America

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Professional Drivers: Dedicated to Safety and Giving Back

Many professional drivers go above and beyond their job descriptions, excelling at safety while also contributing to the trucking profession and their communities. A few in particular stand out.

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Treana Moniz
Professional Driver

Treana is no stranger to the trucking industry. Her grandfather hauled logs with a team of horses. Her Dad worked as a truck driver. Her aunt, mother, and grandmother all worked as either cooks or waitresses in truck stops. So, it is no surprise that she also had a career in trucking. 

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Reflection and Gratitude

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One Woman’s Windshield

“I’m a third-generation lady trucker. I grew up in trucks,” Jacinda Duran proclaims proudly. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, who were both truck drivers, she launched her own career in the industry 10 years ago.

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Ginger Pitts
Automated Side Loader Recycling Truck Driver

A big benefit of the job is the smiles she receives from the children on her route. One young boy on her route draws pictures all about the recycling truck and all the recycled items. He leaves the pictures on the cart, and she keeps them in her truck and on her refrigerator at home. 

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Leadership - What is that Anyway?

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Does This Truck Make Me Look Fat?

WIT President Ellen Voie reached out to driver members and asked them about the stresses they are experiencing due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. One of the top issues came as a surprise.

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