The Women in Trucking Association is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart.
The award recognizes exceptional women professional drivers who not only lead the industry in safety standards, but also actively work to enhance the public image of the industry.
Nominations are open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive, accident-free miles. Applicants must also demonstrate positive contributions to the trucking industry as well as their community.
Nominations are open to owner operators and company drivers who fulfill those requirements as well as those listed below.
• The driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which she is currently leased or employed and must have three years of experience with that company
• Must include personal statement explaining in 250 words or less why they should be selected
• Include at least three letters of recommendation explaining in 250 words or less why the driver should be selected
The finalists and overall winner will be recognized at the 2023 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky March 31. The winner will be chosen based on her safety record, positive community contributions, and impact on the public image of the trucking industry. She will receive a plaque, commemorative ring, and more.
“Each year we feature a female professional driver so we can share her story to encourage other women to not only honor her, but to consider the opportunity to enter the industry and find success,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “We are looking forward to sharing this year’s driver’s story as well.”
Nominations are due before February 1.
View full requirements and submit a nomination at https://www.womenintrucking.org/female-driver-of-the-year