Shifting Gears and Empowering Women in Trucking with CEO Jennifer Hedrick

Shifting Gears and Empowering Women in Trucking with CEO Jennifer Hedrick - Jennifer Hedrick - Handlednow
It’s time to dispel myths and spread the word about the often unseen contributions of women in trucking. And Jennifer Hedrick, President and CEO of Women in Trucking Association, is doing just that. - Jennifer Hedrick

It’s time to dispel myths and spread the word about the often unseen contributions of women in trucking. And Jennifer Hedrick, President and CEO of Women in Trucking Association, is doing just that.

In this episode, Zac and Chelsea talk with Jennifer about the incredible strides Women in Trucking has made in the industry since 2007, now boasting over 8,000 members. They’ll dive into their remarkable events, like the CDL holders’ celebration, and the prestigious Driver of the Year award sponsored by Walmart, and also discuss the WIT Index, the educational initiatives such as the Whitney trailer program aimed at attracting talent and the ways Women in Trucking is pushing for greater policy support.

 In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • About the association’s award programs, such as ‘Driver of the Year’, and how individuals can nominate women in trucking for various awards through their website.
  • About the initiatives and programs Women in Trucking is developing, like the Wit Index, which measures women’s roles and their percentage within the profession and DEI initiatives.
  • How to attract and retain talent in the trucking industry.

Resources:

Check out Women in Trucking – https://www.womenintrucking.org/

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