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Moving Toward the Mission

The Women In Trucking Association’s primary purpose is to increase the percentage of women in the trucking industry. In an effort to provide exposure to young girls who might not have considered a career in trucking, we initiated a Transportation Patch for the Girl Scouts of America.

In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the curriculum was designed to provide the girls with insight into the trucking industry. The event was planned for October 13th, which was Columbus Day and there was no school scheduled. Continue reading

There’s an association for that!

Women In Trucking Association is an organization whose mission is to “encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.”

Dictionary.com defines an association as “an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure” or “a connection of ideas…correlation of elements of perception, reasoning, or the like.” Continue reading

Third Party Designee For Your Form 2290

So truckers, you have been filing form 2290 since a very long time and we are sure you know in and out of the application. However, today, we are going to talk about Third Party Designee and its role they play in form 2290. Well, before we proceed, let’s understand form 2290. Continue reading

Walk through a trade show and see what big hearts are in the trucking industry.

Anyone who thinks the trucking industry has an image problem needs to step up to the challenge and help change it. In fact, at the recent Great American Trucking Show (GATS), there were many opportunities to see how much positive change professional drivers and those who support them initiate.

You might have heard about the ALS (amyotropic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Ice Bucket Challenge. Cari Baylor of Baylor Trucking hosted the challenge during the three days of the truck show. The ice and water were quite a contrast to the one hundred plus temperatures in Dallas that week. Many drivers and company and vendor representatives took the challenge and were drenched under the bucket’s cold contents. Continue reading

Connecting female pilots and professional drivers

The trucking industry is a male dominated one, but it shares this reputation with other modes of transportation that typically employ mostly men. Lillian Miller, who works for the Federal Aviation Administration, wanted to explore ways to attract more women into transportation careers. She recently released her research,“Women in Transportation are Moving the World.”

Miller compared the airline industry and its efforts to attract and retain women to the trucking industry. Female pilots comprise 6.3 percent of all airline pilots and number about 6,000, while the trucking industry lags at 5.2 percent female drivers, or about 180,000. Although a professional driver must reach age 21 to operate in interstate commerce, a pilot must be at least 23 years old to transport passengers.
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Better Understanding On CDL Licenses And Their Types

We all know there are various types of licenses available according to the rig you drive but somehow, we never got in detail about the same. Today is the day. We will be talking about the CDL licenses and its varieties. This will help you in decide your career and the license which is applicable. And yes, drive your heavy rigs safe.

According to USDOT, there are three types Commercial Drivers License for drivers. These licenses are further qualified by six endorsements that designate specific type, that the driver is applicable and permitted to use. Also, drivers are required to understand each type of license and what vehicle that falls under the jurisdiction of CDL licensing.

Let’s check the detailed list of licenses and their requirement: Continue reading

Hardship of truckers, their experiences!

In this fast moving world, we have witnessed that truckers are the most dedicated, hard working individuals, keen on sharing their lives at the service of the nation. From flatbed trucks to tow boy trucking, these individuals have faced all the ups and downs of trucking, experiencing what is hardship and smiling at the cost of their lives. Continue reading