For Immediate Release
Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking
Announces its 2018 October Member of the Month
WI – October 1, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has
announced Lana Poveda as its October Member of the Month. Lana is a CRST
Expedited Team Driver with 15 years of service.
All of us
in the transportation industry can find inspiration in Lana Poveda’s
one-million-miles of accident-free driving.
perhaps even more inspiring is Lana’s fun-loving, gentle and uplifting
spirit—and her ability to always look on the bright side of life, even when
facing one of life’s greatest challenges. Lana was diagnosed with breast
cancer last month.
some unexpected home-time, so I squeezed in an appointment,” said Lana.
“I’m glad I did, as my type of breast cancer is hard to detect; and it was
detected early. I’m optimistic, but I am also leaning a little harder on my
partner in love and life these days.”
case, her partner in and outside the cab is her husband, Claude. “After
many years together, we’re still very much in love! It’s nice being
together on the road because we work better together as a team.”
their home in Palm Spring, Calif., the two are continuing to work together
through Lana’s treatment plan before returning to their favorite part of
their careers as drivers—traveling to see the country.
recalls driving through Oregon on I-84 where there was a sight of elk
grazing through a valley as far as she and her husband could see.
the greatest, most beautiful and majestic thing I have ever seen,” said
Lana. “Driving is a ‘lifestyle’ job, but I love driving for CRST because I
get to see the whole country and I never see the same things twice. And,
Lisa, our DM, is a big sweetheart—she makes working for CRST awesome.”
to Lana, CRST provides great support to women working in a male-dominated
industry. “When I started, there weren’t a lot of women, but now there are
so many,” said Lana. “And, that’s really inspiring to me, especially in my
current situation. It’s great to have other women out there to talk with,
share tips and offer support and encouragement.”
her positive interactions with women out on the road, Lana’s helping to
change the landscape for women in the industry. “At the end of the day, you
don’t have to fit into a certain persona or gender to be a driver. It’s
about loving to drive and being an inspiration for all that want to enter
words of wisdom for other women is if you really want to do something in
your life, you should try. “Go for it, ladies!”
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Consider encouraging your family,
friends and co-workers to get their annual mammogram and educate yourself
on the risks, signs, symptoms of breast cancer.
About Women In Trucking
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
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