Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220, brynn@WomenInTrucking.org
Women In Trucking
Announces its November 2020 Member of the Month
WI – Nov. 2, 2020 –
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Melissa Gaglione as its November Member
of the Month. She is the founder and president of Safety4her, a high
visibility women’s clothing company specifically designed for women working
in hazardous work environments.
years of working in the towing and trucking industry, Gaglione struggled to find
comfortable safety clothing that fit properly. The existing market for
safety wear was mostly for men with a “one size fits all approach.”
The clothing was consistently too long, too wide, or too heavy.
With her background
in insurance, Gaglione knew that a poor fit could cause women to face a
higher risk of injury. In 2018, she founded Safety4her, designing clothing
that met state regulations while being comfortable for women of all sizes.
The clothing line
carries sizes X-small to XXL. The fabric uses spandex, giving a better fit
for all shapes and sizes. This decreases the chance of clothing getting
caught on an object, causing injury. Safety4her offers the first high
visibility line of leggings which are patent pending with features that
include high visibility striping, three pockets, water resistant,
breathable, non-see through, and high waisted. Safety4her also carries class2
adjustable vests with spandex sides for a better fit option. “No more vest
dress ladies,” said Gaglione.
early 2019, Gaglione made her first sale and traveled all over the
U.S. meeting women and selling products. She is now carrying her line
with several companies around the country.
“I want women to feel empowered,” said
Gaglione. “I want to set a positive example not just for my own children,
but all young girls, that nothing can stop you from being who you want to
You can find more about Melissa Gaglione and
Safety4her at www.safety4her.com and also can follow safety4her on Facebook:
@safety4her2018 and Instagram: @safety4her
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
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