trucking industry

Women in Trucking names “Driver of the Year”

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced the winner of 2022 Driver of the Year on March 25 at the Salute To Women Behind The Wheel event. Peggy Arnold has been a company driver at Yellow Corp. for nearly 30 years and drove almost 1.9 million accident-free miles and received Yellow’s Million Mile Safe Driving Award.

Other finalists included Francis Hernandez and Courtney Ohlandt. Hernandez has been a professional driver at Waste Management Inc. for 25 years—without a single accident. She is a mentor, a certified trainer, and a member of the Green Team, which helps with cleaning up after disasters across the country. Ohlandt has logged more than 2 million safe driving miles in her 28-year career at FedEx and is a member of the Master President’s Safety Team. 

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. 

 

State Truck Driving Championships underway 

National Truck Driving Championships Return: State Competitions Underway to compete in three categories: a written test, a pre-trip inspection and a skills test. Truckers around the country are sharpening their skills (and their pencils) for the return of the National Truck Driving Championships after two years of being canceled by the pandemic. Each year, drivers compete in three categories: a written test, a pre-trip inspection and a skills test—vying for a score as close to perfect (480 points) as possible. Winners in each of nine categories advance to the National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships in Indianapolis, Aug. 16-20 in Indianapolis.

 

Mothers Day Truckers Make-A-Wish Convoy to Return

After two years abbreviated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley will hold its 33rd Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy on Sunday, May 8. The event includes a carnival, food trucks, entertainment, and of course 700+ drivers from around the country. Every year, participating truckers raise enough funds to cover around 75% of wishes granted in the Susquehanna Valley each year.

Unquestionably, 2020 and 2021 were hard years for the truckers, and we aren’t out of the woods yet, but at F|Staff we believe in celebrating drivers all year long and are delighted to share this bit of brightness from the industry. What’s been keeping you truckin’ through the pandemic?