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Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

The annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel program honors and recognizes female commercial drivers for their efforts and successes as women in a male-dominated industry.

Recognizing Your Accomplishments


Female drivers and business professionals are doing amazing things to be part of the economic engine that moves freight over the road. Part of the Women In Trucking Association's mission is to promote their accomplishments.

Each year, the Women In Trucking Association holds events at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky to recognize women drivers in the United States; and at the Owner-Operator's Business Association of Canada (OBAC) to recognize women drivers in Canada.

Salute Logo-300dpiIMPORTANT UPDATE

Just last Thursday, Randall-Reilly made the announcement that they have cancelled the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which was scheduled for August 27-29 in Dallas. They stated that the health and well-being of all participants was first and foremost in mind.

We, at the Women In Trucking Association, are committed to bringing you The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in March of 2021. All sponsorships will be kept on the books applied to the 2021 event. We also will continue to keep your logos on the website throughout the year, giving you extra branding and visibility.

These are definitely unchartered waters and changing times and one thing we are all having to do – and getting pretty good at - is being fluid and learning to pivot when necessary. We appreciate your continued support of Women In Trucking as our member, sponsor, and/or partner.

If you have any questions about your sponsorship at The Salute, please reach out to Carleen Herndon at carleen@womenintrucking.org.




Professional Female Drivers, we salute you and cordially invite you.

Women make up just 3 percent of the professional driving force in Canada, but many of these women have a wealth of knowledge and experience and achieve significant levels of safety. To recognize these professionals, the OwnerOperator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) is partnering with Women In Trucking (WIT) to host a Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at Truck World in Toronto on September 26, 2020.

Join us as we celebrate female professional drivers and recognize their years of service in the industry. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration at Truck World in Toronto. There will be refreshments, as well as prizes and goodie bags for the drivers. The highlight of the event will be a group photo of the drivers in their iconic Salute T-shirts. 

Please note: Truck World is now scheduled for September 24-26.

When: Saturday, September 26 at 1:30pm
Where: Aviation B, International Centre Toronto
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

Pre-register for a FREE PASS to Truck World using OBAC’s VIP code OBAC20. Click here to go to the Truck World registration page.

Professional drivers: You can pick up your Salute registration form at the OBAC booth 2480 or WIT booth anytime during the show.

*Drivers must show proof of a current commercial driver's license to be part of the Salute group photo.



Consider sponsoring this one of a kind event that honors female drivers! Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

Questions? Contact Joanne Ritchie




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Additional Questions?

Call Carleen Herndon at 615.696.1870 or email carleen@womenintrucking.org