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WIT’s annual ‘Salute to Women Behind the Wheel’ to be held at 11 a.m. March 25 at MATS

By Dorothy Cox - The Trucker Staff
Posted Mar 7th 2017 1:03PM

Women In Trucking Association's mission is to encourage and support women drivers and to help address the challenges they face as a minority in the industry. Toward that goal, WIT will hold its annual "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel" to honor female drivers and recognize them for their service and accomplishments on Saturday, March 25, during the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. on the second floor of the South Wing (rooms C201-204) with exhibitors, music, goodie bags for the female drivers, the WIT signature chocolate fountain, and a huge tractor-trailer-shaped cake. All female professional drivers are welcome to participate and need not be members of the organization.

Ann Dyer, senior director, regional transportation for Walmart Private Fleet, will address the audience. Walmart has been a supporter of the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel since its inception in 2010.

Arrow Truck Sales will be announcing a truck giveaway and how to qualify to win a late model Volvo in 2018.

The attendees will pose for the annual group photo before numerous door prizes are drawn for the female drivers. This year's top prize will be a $500 gift card, five $100 gift cards, and a free registration certificate to attend the WIT's 2017 Accelerate! Conference & Expo.

In 2004, there was a woman only truck convoy in Dronton, Netherlands, that attracted 416 female professional drivers. The Women In Trucking Association would like to shatter this record at the 2017 Salute to Women Behind the Wheel, and will be awarding a plaque to the carrier with the most drivers in attendance.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this year's Salute to Women Behind the Wheel. Registration will be at the WIT booth #40557 in the North Wing Lobby on Thursday and Friday, or rooms C201-C204 in the South Wing prior to the Salute.

Family and friends, sponsors, and WIT members are encouraged to attend to help honor these women for their service to the trucking industry.

This year's event sponsors are:

Gold: Walmart Transportation and Arrow Truck Sales

Silver: Bennett International Group, CFI Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport, Shell Rotella

Bronze: Dart Transit Co., Landstar, Lily Transportation Corp., Ryder System Inc., and TA-Petro

Copper: Acuity, Averitt Express, J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., R & R Trucking Inc., Republic Services, and

Nickel: EROAD Inc. Heniff Transportation Systems, Rand McNally, Rollin' B, Stay Metrics, Truckstop.com.

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