Plover, WI (June 1, 2015 )- Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces Tina Evans as its June Member of the Month. Tina is an owner/operator that has been driving an expedite truck for 14 years with her husband Tom.
They chose expediting because it was common for a husband to be able to train his wife. With Tom’s background, this was the best choice for them. Once they purchased a truck, Tom went out on the road to gain more experience.
Tina used Tom’s home time as an opportunity to practice her driving skills in their truck. After getting her license, they went on the road together. In 2011 they leased onto Load One.
After working with Load One, they realized how successful they could be with them. They decided to fulfill their dream of owning a fleet and expanded to four expediting trucks. They are doing so well with Load One that they hope to buy two more trucks this year. “We are hoping to be home more as we grow as a company. We have two small grandchildren that we adore, and at this stage of the game, we like being home a little more,” Tina said.
One of the hardest things Tina had to adjust to when entering trucking was attention from men. “The attention I garnered when in truck stops was hard to deal with for a while; but I got used to it. The other hard thing was being patronized by some of the shippers and receivers,” Tina said.
As many women in trucking who run with their husbands, Tina takes care of paperwork including making financial decisions. Tom, on the other hand, takes care of working with their drivers and all mechanical things.
This does not mean Tina does not know mechanical; she can handle anything required on the truck.
To read Tina’s full story visit the Women In Trucking website.
Tina and Tom will be working at the Expedite Expo both at the forums and the Load One booth (B-4). To learn more about expediting and to meet them, plan on attending the 2015 Expedite Expo on July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio at the Roberts Convention Centre.