Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220, brynn@WomenInTrucking.org
Women In Trucking
Announces its 2020 March Member of the Month
WI – March 2, 2020 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT)
recognizes Su Schmerheim, one of the few female solo horse haulers in the
nation, as its March 2020 Member of the Month.
lifelong horse enthusiast, Schmerheim’s passion for horses began in her
teenage years. Since the age of 23, she has been showing Arabian and
Half-Arabian horses in Michigan and at regional/national events around the
career that involved her love of horses always had seemed like just a
dream, but when she left her corporate job in 2011, a friend suggested that
Schmerheim consider finding work in the horse transport industry. Later
that year, she began working for a local horse transport company, where she
had the opportunity to obtain her CDL.
later, a new opportunity presented itself. After connecting with Schmerheim
through social media, Kyle Ecclestone, president of Ecclestone Horse
Transport (EHT), offered her a new job. EHT is an international equine logistics
company, providing worldwide horse transportation by both road and air.
opportunity allowed Schmerheim to grow her career. Today, she is involved
in both driving and logistics planning for EHT. She was assigned her own
truck, a custom Kenworth T800 with a Doyle 15-horse trailer. Her feline
co-pilot Jake often travels with her.
exciting part of the horse transport industry is the unknown,” said
Schmerheim. “Loading and hauling a live load certainly presents its fair
share of challenges at times. No two days are ever the same.”
past year, Schmerheim has presented her truck at several truck shows,
including the Trucker’s Jamboree in Walcott, Ia.; the Shiawassee County
Truck Show; and the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich.
She was also the recipient of the Women In Trucking Award, presented by
association president and CEO Ellen Voie at the Richard Crane show.
encourages anyone interested in a trucking career to check out a truck show
near them. She points out that it is a great way to connect and network
with other people from the industry.
attending the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, stop by booth
#40672 in the North Wing Lobby to see the Women In Trucking Association!
Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
In Trucking, 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