Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220, brynn@WomenInTrucking.org
Women In Trucking
Association Announces Driver Ambassador Program
Plover, WI –
February 3, 2020 –
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today the launch of its
Driver Ambassador program. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness
of the non-profit association’s mission, promote the career opportunities
women have in trucking, celebrate their accomplishments, remove obstacles
female truck drivers face, and increase membership for the organization.
Kellylynn McLaughlin, a
professional over-the-road CMV Driver and Training Engineer for Schneider
National, will be the official WIT Driver Ambassador. Debbie Sparks, vice
president of WIT, will manage the program.
“Trucking is an incredibly
rewarding career, and there is so much opportunity, especially for women,”
said McLaughlin. “As the Women In Trucking Driver Ambassador, it is my
mission to effect change in this industry in a positive way for women and
for men — for every driver.”
In her role, McLaughlin
will focus on spreading WIT’s message and giving visibility to the
association’s efforts to bring more women into the industry by attending
and speaking at non-industry trade shows, driving schools, associations,
and other industry events. She will also share her stories of life on the
road through a blog, provide media interviews, and give rides to
legislators, regulators and the media. The next phase of the program will
introduce a WIT-branded trailer which will include a brand video promoting
trucking as a viable career option for women and showcase success stories
of women in the industry, in addition to other educational resources.
“This program gives a voice
to the women behind the wheel and the opportunity to share their stories of
how they were called to drive,” said Sparks. “Amplifying their voices will
allow us to further the WIT mission and attract more women to our great
McLaughlin’s first event
will be at Central Tech Truck Driver Training Program, a diesel mechanic
and CDL training school in Drumright, OK on February 4, 2020.
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, BMO
Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services,
FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America,
Penske Transportation Solutions, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ryder System,
and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more
information, visit www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.