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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-populated 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 in partnership with the Owner-Operator's Business Association of Canada (OBAC) at Truck World in Toronto to recognize women drivers in Canada.


Sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales, WIT will be giving away a truck at the 2023 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) on March 31. Applications due November 30. Learn More


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Women In Trucking hosted the 11th Salute to Women Behind the Wheel on Friday, March 25th at 4 p.m. at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY. The event was free for all female CDL holders and their families and friends. To accommodate driver’s schedules, the Salute was held on Friday afternoon in lieu of Saturday and ended promptly at 6 p.m. so attendees could participate in post-expo events on Friday evening.

Peggy Arnold of Yellow was named the 2022 Women In Trucking Driver of the Year, an award sponsored by Walmart; Landstar took home the most attendees award, the Women In Trucking Foundation hosted “Door Prizes for Donations” with proceeds going to scholarships, and the annual female driver group photo was taken in their complimentary red t-shirts!


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South Wing C201-C204, 2nd Floor

12:00-3:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up

Donation drop-off to the Foundation


Drivers at the Expo/Expo Game Card
Door Prizes for Donations - Women In Trucking Foundation


Ellen Voie Welcomes Drivers
Years of Driving Recognition
Company Participation Award
Women In Trucking Driver of the Year Announced
(Sponsored by Walmart)
Game Card Prize
Door Prizes for Donations Pick-Up
Annual Salute Driver Photo

Exhibit Floor Plan


101 Landstar
102 Brenny Transportation
103 USPS
104 Howes Lubricator
105 Walmart
106 Arrow Truck Sales
201 Trucker Buddy International
202 Channel21 Ministries
203 Truckers Against Trafficking
204 Safety4her
205 TFC Global
300 PetroChoice Lubrication Solutions
301 Sherwin-Williams
302 Waste Management
303 J.B. Hunt
304 Trinity Logistics
305 Penske Logistics
306 Total Transportation of MS, LLC
307 Red Roof
308 TA/Petro
401-405 Women In Trucking Foundation






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On Saturday, April 23 at Truck World in Toronto, we celebrated professional women drivers and recognized their years of service in the industry! There was a combined 350 years of driving experience! Attendees enjoyed refreshments, as well as prizes and goodie bags. The highlight of the event of course was the group photo of the drivers in their iconic Salute T-shirts.

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Additional Questions?

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