Whether driving a tanker unit or serving in management, Highway Transport has many professional women with a multitude of skills. It is a natural fit for Highway to initiate a corporate membership and become involved.
A corporate membership underscores Highway Transport’s commitment to providing support to the national nonprofit and allows the company to increase opportunities for female truck drivers.
Highway Joins Women in Trucking Organization
Highway Transport has become a corporate member of the Women In Trucking Association, a nonprofit that encourages and supports women’s employment in the transportation industry.
“The access to Women In Trucking Association at the corporate level also can increase our hiring efforts to add women to the Highway Transport family,” Williams says.
The Women In Trucking Association’s overall mission is to encourage the employment of women in trucking, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. Read a more in-depth article in the tanker truck industry publication, Bulk Transporter.
Stats about Women in Trucking
According to the American Trucking Association, the number of female truck drivers increased by 68% between 2010 and 2018. While more women continue to get behind the wheel and on the road, females still only make up 7% of all truck drivers.
“The Women In Trucking Association is doing important and necessary work for women in the transportation industry,” said Christy Williams, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Highway Transport. “We share the organization’s vision to increase the number of females employed and thriving in our field.”
Managing Director of HR, Michelle Rayfield, says, “Highway’s new alignment with Women in Trucking provides our company with access to industry research. It is also an opportunity to forge new connections with women throughout the trucking world. I’m excited to initiate this process and will keep everyone informed as we participate.”