For Immediate Release
Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
Women In Trucking
Announces its October 2020 Member of the Month
WI – Oct. 1, 2020 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced
Tracy Gaudette as its October Member of the Month. She is a professional
team driver with US Xpress.
mother and step-father were team drivers in the late 1980s. She had always
thought it would be the perfect career for her. However, as a single parent
to a small child, she decided to put that dream on hold. After raising two
daughters, she made that dream a reality just five years ago.
professional driver allowed Gaudette to travel, something that was very
important to her. As an Air Force Veteran, she proudly drives the Navy
truck in US Xpress’ military fleet. “There are only five trucks in the
military fleet, so this is a huge honor,” said Gaudette.
Gaudette began her driving career, she was in a vulnerable situation. “I
was beaten down emotionally and mentally and didn't believe in myself,” she
said. “By doing this job day after day for five years, I have built up my
self-confidence, self-esteem and have realized how strong and capable I am
and I will never let anyone take that from me again. I have gained so
much, including the ability to finally love myself.”
2018, Gaudette was selected as US Xpress’ Team Driver of the Month and
overall Team Driver of the Year the same year. In 2019, she was selected to
be a Wreaths Across America driver. She has also been a WIT Facebook group
administrator for the past two years.
for other women drivers is to always be professional and keep your
standards high. “Strive for excellence and never settle for ‘the norm’
or let yourself get lazy. Always treat others as you would like to be
treated, even if they aren't treating you well. You are a professional
woman driver so let that shine through always.”
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women 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, PACCAR, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT
on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.