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Women In Trucking Announces its 2018 July Member of the Month - July 2, 2018


For Immediate Release

Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220,


Women In Trucking Announces its 2018 July Member of the Month

Plover, WI – July 2, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Shelly Feidt as its July Member of the Month. Shelly is a veteran of nearly 10 years in the expedite trucking industry. She and her husband Mitch manage their fleet of seven trucks from home.

When Shelly was asked if she would encourage other women to pursue careers in trucking, the answer was an enthusiastic yes. “I would say go for it,” she said. “It’s a whole new direction.” 

Shelly had several previous jobs. She was working in a greeting card factory when she met Mitch, who was already driving for FedEx. The two married in 2007 and Shelly joined Mitch on the road in 2008.

The Feidts have driven for FedEx Custom Critical their entire careers, and Shelly said there’s a good reason why. “We have so much support from Fedex and can't say enough about them,” she said.

Although Shelly is now off the road managing the business, she really enjoyed her time driving.

“I love it,” Shelly said. “You get paid to see the country and you get to meet a lot of wonderful people.”

Shelly said being a female driver in an industry typically dominated by male drivers had some challenges, especially early in her career. But her no-nonsense attitude carried her through.

“When I first started, I had a couple of issues, but I just kind of shoved through it,” she said. “I’m out here to do my business.”

One thing that has contributed to the Feidts’ success, Shelly said, is their ability to prioritize and avoid frivolous expenses. “It’s all about priorities,” she said. “If you’re spending your money all the time on things like eating outside the truck and going to movies, etc., you’re not going to make it. When you’re out here on the road, you have to know what’s important.”

The best part of the trucking lifestyle, Shelly said, is the relationships and the sense of community. “It’s just a really great group of people,” she said. “We’re all out here together. I even had the president of FedEx Custom Critical in our truck for a ride-along!”

Shelly and Mitch will be attending Expedite Expo July 20-21 in Lexington, KY. To learn more about expediting and to meet them, you can catch them in the FedEx Custom Critical booth #331.


About 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: Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.


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