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SiriusXM to Launch “Women In Trucking” Show
NEW YORK – January 17, 2017 – SiriusXM announced today the launch of Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146. The weekly, two-hour show will premiere on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET.
Hosted by Ellen Voie, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will feature listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry - from drivers, technicians, and engineers to transportation CEOs and dispatchers - sharing their stories of the challenges and opportunities of the open road.
Women In Trucking, a show geared towards men and women listeners, will also address gender diversity issues pushing for more women to join its ranks. With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, SiriusXM’s Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.
“I am excited to host Women In Trucking and to hear from SiriusXM listeners across the country,” said Ellen Voie. “I look forward to hearing from both male and female drivers to open up a bold new dialogue about our industry and how we can move forward together.”
“We welcome Ellen Voie and our first, exclusive program dedicated to women in trucking,” said Dave Gorab, Vice President and General Manager of Talk Programming, SiriusXM. “At a time when women are increasingly joining the trucking industry, we are pleased to bring Ellen’s expertise and authoritative voice to our fulltime channel dedicated to professional drivers.”
Ellen Voie is President and CEO of The Women In Trucking Association. She was at Schneider, Inc., and served as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International, Inc. She has been honored by the White House as a “Transportation Innovators Champion of Change” and in 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. In 2017, Voie was named to Insight Success Magazine’s “The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business.” She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee. Voie is the recipient of the Skinner Humanitarian Award and the Frank W. Babbitt Award from the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, an annual recognition given for outstanding service to the trucking industry and association as a whole. Voie has worked as a dispatcher, a transportation consultant and has written extensively about trucking and family issues publishing Marriage in the Long Run, a collection of some of her most popular columns and Crushing Cones. She also created a workbook for professional drivers and their families which assists the driver’s family in coping with the time and distance apart. She holds a B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Communications. She lives in Wisconsin.
SiriusXM subscribers can hear Road Dog programming via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com/player.
SiriusXM’s 200+ channels – including SiriusXM’s Road Dog channel – are also available for streaming to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide with Amazon Alexa. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/AmazonAlexa to learn more.
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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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.